The Raiders secondary is banged up. According to Ian Rapoport, Damon Arnette the teams first round pick in 2020 could be placed on injured reserve after reinjuring his thumb. If that doesn’t make matters worse, the Giants just swung in and poached defensive back Madre Harper off the Raiders practice squad.
Harper was an undrafted free agent out of Southern Illinois this year and spent his first two college seasons at Oklahoma State. He signed to the practice squad after failing to make the 53-man roster this summer. This is a good addition to the Giants roster, but it leaves a void at the defensive back position for the Raiders.
The Raiders are down at cornerback right now and it makes you wonder if they will go back to a familiar face.
The Raiders released Prince Amukamara before the season began and I wonder if they will call him back after the injury to Arnette.
Amukamara appeared in 58 games, recording 192 tackles, 35 passes defended and three interceptions. Amukamara logged his best defensive grades of his career during his first two seasons in Chicago. Amukamara was released because the Raiders had faith in their young defensive backs, but with Arnette likely going to injured reserve for a few weeks why not bring back a savvy veteran? I mean the Raiders want to compete and this is a great option for them to at least add a veteran.