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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.

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Schaub completed 8-of-13 passes for 87 yards and an interception in Friday's preseason game against the Lions.

The 33-year-old is averaging just 5.4 yards per attempt through two exhibition games, but he did lead his first scoring drive as a Raider in his final series Friday. It's telling that the team gave Derek Carr a series with the first unit, after coach Dennis Allen said earlier in the week that it wasn't in the plans, but Carr suffered a concussion in the game, further cementing Schaub in as the starter.

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Schaub completed three-of-seven passes for 21 yards in Friday's preseason opener against the Vikings.

Per CSN Bay Area, Schaub played somewhat better than the numbers indicate, as TE Mychal Rivera dropped a couple of potential first-down passes, and Andre Holmes had a reception called back due to an offensive penalty. Derek Carr also struggled, though the rookie's performance may not be all that relevant, with all signs pointing to Schaub as the locked-in starter.

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CSN Bay Area believes Matt Schaub will start the entire season "if all goes according to plan."

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Speaking after Tuesday's OTAs session, Raiders coach Dennis Allen called Matt Schaub a "top-10 quarterback."

There's talking up your players, and then there's calling someone benched for Case Keenum a "top-10 quarterback." According to reporter Vittorio Tafur, Schaub was "adequate" in Tuesday's practice, but tossed a pick six to DE Justin Tuck. Schaub is a player in severe decline. There's little reason to expect that to change in Oakland.

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Matt Schaub believes he can have a "Philip Rivers-style rebirth" with added responsibilities at the line of scrimmage in Oakland.

Compensating for decreased arm strength, Chargers HC Mike McCoy turned Rivers around by essentially letting him become Peyton Manning at the line of scrimmage, dissecting defenses before the snap of the ball and installing a quick-hitting pass game that emphasized Rivers' accuracy rather than his downfield ball. Schaub was rarely given that freedom under Gary Kubiak in Houston. We're skeptical Schaub will turn his career around as a 33-year-old on the talent-deficient Raiders, but do expect him to be an upgrade on Flying Matts Flynn and McGloin.