Strong showing from backup quarterback EJ Manuel in Raiders preseason opener

By By Vic Tafur Strong showing from backup quarterback EJ Manuel in Raiders preseason opener

The Raiders weren’t going to take any chances, so coach Jack Del Rio only used two offensive starters in Saturday night’s preseason opener against the Cardinals.

Backup quarterback EJ Manuel was the victim on that play, and the hard hit was the only thing that really went wrong on a pretty good Raiders debut for the former Bills first-round pick.

Connor Cook took over the quarterback duties in the second half and was 5-of-11 for 67 yards in the third quarter, leading Oakland on a touchdown drive.

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Source: SF Gate Sports

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