By: Marcus Mosher |
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Football is finally back, and in just a few short hours, the Oakland Raiders will kick off their 2019 preseason schedule against the Los Angles Rams. To prepare you for that game, here is a list of three players who need to have big performances on Saturday night.
1. OG Jonathan Cooper
With the recent news that Gabe Jackson could miss up to four games of the regular season with an MCL sprain, the Raiders have taken quite the hit to their offensive line. Richie Incognito won’t be available due to suspension, and Denzelle Good has yet to practice.
Oakland will ask veteran guard Jonathan Cooper, to take Jackson’s place in the meantime and a solid performance on Saturday could ease the minds of the coaching staff and Derek Carr. Look for the former first-round pick to play several series against the Rams as he could be one of the team’s Week 1 starters at guard.