Report: Raiders To Start E.J. Manuel On Sunday
The Raiders intend to stick with the original plan and start E.J. Manuel against the Ravens on Sunday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Though Derek Carr continues to push to play with fractured back bone, Raiders preparing for E.J. Manuel to start vs Ravens, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 8, 2017
It’s an interesting choice of words by Schefter that Carr “continues” to push to play.
Does that mean the door is maybe still cracked open just a bit?
Fans voted Saturday on twitter and agreed with head coach Jack Del Rio’s decision to have an abundance of caution with Carr’s injury…
POLL: Should #Raiders start healthy E.J. Manuel or recovering Derek Carr?
— Raiders Beat (@RaidersBeat) October 7, 2017
In all likelihood, Carr will return next week against the Chargers – the first of back to back division games as the Chiefs travel to Oakland the following Thursday night.