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What does Raiders cornerback rotation look like with Damon Arnette possibly going to IR?

Will Amik Robertson get a chance to play?

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Amik Robertson
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The Las Vegas Raiders may have to adjust their cornerback rotation with rookie starter Damon Arnette possibility heading to the injured reserve for about six weeks because of a thumb issue.

Let’s look how it may break down:

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Trayvon Mullen
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Travyon Mullen:
The 2019 second-round pick will continue to start. He has had his ups and downs in his short career, but he has also played well, including Sunday in a loss at New England. Pro Football Focus had Mullen rated very highly. So, the Raiders should be OK with Mullen.

Nevin Lawson:
He will likely get the first crack to play for Arnette if need be. Lawson is a borderline starter, but he is a rare veteran presence on this team. While, he isn’t a great player ... he is a pro and that’s important.

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LaMarcus Joyner
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LaMarcus Joyner:
Another vet, Joyner is the starting slot cornerback. He is versatile, so maybe they can move him around a little. But his importance to this defense has gotten greater.

Isaiah Johnson:
The Raiders really like Johnson, but he hasn’t played a lot. The 2019 fourth-round pick was injured much of last season. But the coaches have praised him. It might be time to give Johnson a look.

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Keisean Nixon
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Keisean Nixon:
The former undrafted rookie is feisty, but may be more of a special-teams type, although he has played some defense this season.

Amik Robertson:
The fourth-round pick has been a surprise inactive choice the past two games. If he remains inactive with Arnette out, that’s not a good sign for Robertson, a slot corner, helping this team any time soon.

Bottom Line:
Everyone needs to step up on this unit with Arnette possibly out. There were question marks, anyway, so it is going to be a challenge. The Raiders could always bring in a veteran cornerback such Prince Amukamara, who they cut just before the season.