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Derek Carr out injured for Oakland Raiders in OTA's

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The Oakland Raiders have had a disappointing free agency so far, all things considered.

The Raiders came into the start of the off-season with a lot of salary cap space to spend and managed to bring in no one of any note, with Christian Ponder, Michael Crabtree and Trent Richardson being their biggest gets, whilst the drafting of Amari Cooper provided the only real bright spot.

And it seems like things have not started well on the practice field either, with one star player reportedly getting injured already.

Carr Crocked

According to a report from ESPN's NFL reporter Chris Mortensen, Raiders starting quarterback Derek Carr has suffered a finger injury that is keeping him out of action during the teams current OTA's.

It's uncertain exactly how long Carr has been out, though it's believed that he's missed the last week of offseason work at least.  Carr was on the practice field, but he did not wear a helmet or cleats for the session.

Raiders new head coach Jack Del Rio spoke about the injury but wouldn't elaborate on a timetable for Carr's absence, he didn't seem to be too overly concerned by Carr's long term health being a potential problem.

"Time missed in May is better than time missed in September," Del Rio said. "You're often more capable of taking whatever time is necessary to make sure you put things behind you."

According to a report from Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk, with Carr out, Christian Ponder is working with the first-string offense, while Matt McGloin and Cody Fajardo are the backups.


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