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Silver Minings: Raiders to face Lynn Bowden Jr. in Week 16

Las Vegas traded the rookie to Miami Dolphins in September

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Lynn Bowden Jr.
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The Las Vegas Raiders will get a reminder of a draft decision gone bad when they host the Miami Dolphins on Saturday night.

The Raiders traded third-round pick Lynn Bowden Jr. to the Dolphins on cut-down day in September in what was a stunning decision to many. The Kentucky product never fit in with the Raiders, but trading draft picks as rookies is rare in the NFL.

Bowden has played a lot recently because of injuries in Miami and he has produced. He has had 17 catches in the past three games and he has 18 catches on the season. The Dolphins use him as a wide receiver, although the Raiders drafted him to be a running back.

The Raiders will probably be facing a motivated Bowden in this game.

In other Raiders links:

  • Carr talk: The Las Vegas Review Journal looks at the chances of injured Raiders’ quarterback Derek Carr playing on Saturday. We should learn more after practice later Tuesday.
  • RIP Kevin Greene: Pro Football Hall of Fame pass-rusher Kevin Greene died Monday at the age of 58.
  • Red-zone woes: The Athletic looks at the Raiders’ stalled efforts inside the red zone.
  • Mail call: The San Jose Mercury News has a Week 16 mailbag.