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Schaub (elbow) returned to practice Monday, Scott Bair of CSN California reports.
Less than an hour after word leaked of Schaub losing the starting quarterback job to Derek Carr, the veteran fit in his first activity since last Wednesday. Schaub even lined up and completed a short pass, according to Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune, which doesn't exactly infer that his health has improved much. Nonetheless, Schaub has little chance to regain relevance in the first few weeks, barring a sudden downturn in Carr's play.
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Schaub has been usurped by rookie Derek Carr for the Week 1 start Sunday at the Jets, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports.
Schaub's bout with a sore elbow hindered his ability to stake much of a claim to the gig, while Derek Carr shined against mostly second- and third-stringers. Carr concluded the preseason by completing 11-of-13 passes for 143 yards and three touchdowns, which was seemingly enough to surpass Schaub, the veteran.
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Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Friday that the team expects to know its Week 1 starting quarterback by Monday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Allen's statement essentially confirms that the Raiders have a decision to make between Schaub (elbow) and Derek Carr, the latter of whom was far more impressive during the preseason. Schaub struggled in the exhibition games and is now dealing with a sore elbow, after completely falling apart in Houston last season. Though the Raiders expect to make a decision by Monday, Allen indicated that the announcement may not come until later.
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Though earlier in the week coach Dennis Allen indicated that he believed Schaub (elbow soreness) would be healthy enough to play in Week 1, the coach suggested Thursday night that the team still needs to see where Schaub is at health-wise in advance of the team's season opener, ESPN.com reports.
Schaub's sore elbow and spotty preseason results, combined with Derek Carr's sharp play in Thursday's preseason finale, have led Vic Tafur of sfgate.com to suggest that the rookie QB is a candidate to start the team's season opener against the Jets. Expect continued speculation regarding the matter in the coming days, though at this stage, it's unclear when Allen plans to confirm the Raiders' starter for the team's regular season opener.
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After fitting in some light throws Wednesday, Schaub (elbow) will do so again Monday to discover his level of health, Albert Breer of NFL Network reports.
As a result, Schaub's sore right elbow should keep him sidelined during Thursday's preseason finale versus the Seahawks. After three underwhelming exhibitions in which he completed just 51.1 percent (24-for-47) of his passes, tendinitis emerged as the culprit, with rest the recommended remedy. The Raiders expect him to reach the requisite level of health to start in the regular season opener on Sept. 7 at the Jets, but rookie Derek Carr (ribs) is waiting in the wings in case Schaub is deemed inactive.
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Schaub (elbow) is not expected to play in Thursday's preseason finale, CSN California reports.
Schaub has missed the past three practices due to soreness in his elbow, which is believed to have tendinitis as well. While rookie Derek Carr is slated to start Thursday's last exhibition outing, Schaub remains on track to be ready to start Week 1 of the regular season.
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Schaub missed his second straight day of practice Monday due to soreness in his throwing elbow, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
That said, coach Dennis Allen doesn't view Schaub's elbow issue as a serious injury, with the report noting that the veteran QB remains on track to the start the Raiders' regular season opener, Sept. 7 against the Jets. When quizzed about the similarities between Schaub's current elbow woes and those of Matt Flynn, who lost his job last year to Terrelle Pryor in advance of Week 1, Allen replied, "I don't see those two situations as the same."
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With Schaub missing practice Sunday due to a sore elbow, Derek Carr worked with the Raiders' first team offense in his place, sfgate.com reports. "We'll see where (Schaub's) at tomorrow and kind of take that day-by-day," coach Dennis Allen noted Sunday.
In three preseason games thus far, Schaub has completed 24-of-47 passes for 218 yards, with an interception, with questions about his arm strength having cropped up in the process. The report notes that the veteran QB is scheduled to talk to reporters after practice Monday, with NFL.com's Ian Rapoport suggesting that Schaub's elbow issue is believed to be a case of tendinitis, with no major structural damage in play.
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Schaub is dealing with a sore elbow, Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune reports.
Schaub's injury is not believed to be serious, but it prevented him from practicing Sunday, and he will be evaluated daily moving forward. It remains to be seen if the setback will threaten his chances of playing in Week 1.
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Schaub completed 13-of-27 passes for 110 yards in Friday's preseason game against the Packers.
Despite his awful preseason, Schaub is seemingly locked in as the Week 1 starter. Derek Carr (concussion) did not play in Friday's game after performing well in the Raiders' second exhibition contest, but he may be healthy in time for the regular season. If Schaub doesn't improve in a hurry, he won't hold on to the starting job for long.