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Raiders week three snap counts vs Dolphins: Clinton McDonald leads all defensive linemen, registers team’s only sack

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NFL: Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

It didn’t take long for Clinton McDonald to acclimate to his new team. The defensive tackle was signed two weeks ago, ahead of the team’s week two game against the Broncos. He rotated into that game and Sunday in Miami he led all defensive linemen with 34 snaps (77%).

Just as the Raiders had done in their first two games of the season, they had one sack in the first half. Bruce Irvin had the first, then Maurice Hurst, and now Clinton McDonald.

It’s rather surprising to see considering McDonald was cut by the Broncos in the final roster cuts and wasn’t picked up by a team. It just shows you the lack of depth on the Raiders defensive line, due in part to the injuries to Justin Ellis (foot) and PJ Hall (ankle).

Other notes:

TJ Clemmings played most of the game at right tackle in place of Donald Penn who left with a concussion.

Brandon LaFell played 33 snaps (43%) and didn’t see a single target. Meanwhile Seth Roberts who caught a touchdown last week was inactive.

No matter how well Erik Harris seems to play and how much Gruden gushes about him, he still plays few snaps than Reggie Nelson and Marcus Gilchrist.

Marquel Lee saw the second most snaps among the linebackers, more than Derrick Johnson.

Karl Joseph played one snap before suffering a lower leg injury and not returning.

Week 3 snap counts

. . Offense . Defense . Spec Tms .
. . Offense . Defense . Spec Tms .
Player Pos Num Pct Num Pct Num Pct
Kolton Miller T 76 100% 0 0% 4 15%
Gabe Jackson G 76 100% 0 0% 4 15%
Kelechi Osemele G 76 100% 0 0% 4 15%
Rodney Hudson C 76 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Derek Carr QB 76 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Jared Cook TE 62 82% 0 0% 0 0%
Amari Cooper WR 60 79% 0 0% 0 0%
T.J. Clemmings T 58 76% 0 0% 4 15%
Jordy Nelson WR 55 72% 0 0% 1 4%
Marshawn Lynch RB 42 55% 0 0% 0 0%
Martavis Bryant WR 35 46% 0 0% 0 0%
Brandon LaFell WR 33 43% 0 0% 1 4%
Jalen Richard RB 20 26% 0 0% 8 30%
Keith Smith FB 19 25% 0 0% 18 67%
Lee Smith TE 19 25% 0 0% 9 33%
Derek Carrier TE 18 24% 0 0% 19 70%
Donald Penn T 18 24% 0 0% 1 4%
Doug Martin RB 13 17% 0 0% 0 0%
Dwayne Harris WR 2 3% 0 0% 16 59%
Jon Feliciano G 2 3% 0 0% 4 15%
Tahir Whitehead LB 0 0% 44 100% 5 19%
Reggie Nelson FS 0 0% 39 89% 5 19%
Clinton McDonald DT 0 0% 34 77% 5 19%
Rashaan Melvin CB 0 0% 33 75% 9 33%
Marcus Gilchrist FS 0 0% 33 75% 8 30%
Leon Hall CB 0 0% 33 75% 0 0%
Gareon Conley CB 0 0% 31 70% 2 7%
Marquel Lee LB 0 0% 28 64% 23 85%
Maurice Hurst DT 0 0% 28 64% 0 0%
Bruce Irvin DE 0 0% 26 59% 4 15%
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie CB 0 0% 24 55% 22 81%
Johnathan Hankins DT 0 0% 23 52% 4 15%
Frostee Rucker DE 0 0% 22 50% 4 15%
Arden Key DE 0 0% 18 41% 4 15%
Erik Harris SS 0 0% 17 39% 22 81%
Fadol Brown DE 0 0% 14 32% 1 4%
Derrick Johnson LB 0 0% 14 32% 0 0%
Emmanuel Lamur LB 0 0% 11 25% 6 22%
Shilique Calhoun DE 0 0% 9 20% 14 52%
Nicholas Morrow LB 0 0% 2 5% 18 67%
Karl Joseph SS 0 0% 1 2% 3 11%
Kyle Wilber LB 0 0% 0 0% 22 81%
Mike Nugent K 0 0% 0 0% 9 33%
Trent Sieg LS 0 0% 0 0% 7 26%
Johnny Townsend P 0 0% 0 0% 7 26%