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  Raiders | Khalif Barnes expected to start    Fri Oct 24, 06:20 PM

Oakland Raiders OT Khalif Barnes (quadriceps) is expected to start at right tackle in Week 8, but head coach Tony Sparano would not say if Barnes or OT Menelik Watson will start at right tackle.

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  Raiders | Two expected to go on IR    Fri Oct 24, 06:16 PM

Oakland Raiders DE LaMarr Woodley (biceps) and FS Usama Young (knee) are expected to be placed on the Reserve/Injured list.

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Lamarr Woodley player page
Usama Young player page


  Raiders | Friday injury report    Fri Oct 24, 05:33 PM

Oakland Raiders TE David Ausberry (foot), WR Vincent Brown (hamstring), CB Keith McGill (groin), DE LaMarr Woodley (biceps) and FS Usama Young (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 24, and have been ruled out for Week 8. OT Khalif Barnes (quadriceps), FB Marcel Reece (quadriceps), CB Carlos Rogers (knee) and DE Justin Tuck (knee) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. OG Austin Howard (neck) fully participated in practice and is listed as probable.

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Justin Tuck player page
Carlos Rogers player page
Lamarr Woodley player page
Usama Young player page
Marcel Reece player page
Vincent Brown player page
David Ausberry player page


  Raiders | Maurice Jones-Drew set for more touches?    Fri Oct 24, 01:09 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew needs to see more carries, according to head coach Tony Sparano.

Footballguys view: That doesn't mean you should go out and pickup Jones-Drew, but it could hurt the limited upside of Darren McFadden, who has been a decent flex play since he emerged in the Oakland backfield.

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Maurice Jones-Drew player page


  Raiders | D.J. Hayden nearing season debut?    Thu Oct 23, 10:11 PM

Oakland Raiders CB D.J. Hayden (foot) took part in his first padded practice of the year this week and could play Sunday, Oct. 26, according to interim head coach Tony Sparano.

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D.J. Hayden player page


  Raiders | LaMarr Woodley out for the year?    Thu Oct 23, 06:47 PM

Oakland Raiders LB LaMarr Woodley (bicep) has a long-term bicep injury and is probably headed for the Reserve/Injured list, according to head coach Tony Sparano.

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Lamarr Woodley player page


  Raiders | Thursday practice report    Thu Oct 23, 05:29 PM

Oakland Raiders TE David Ausberry (foot), CB Keith McGill (groin), DE LaMarr Woodley (bicep) and FS Usama Young (knee) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 23. OT Khalif Barnes (quadriceps), WR Vincent Brown (hamstring), FB Marcel Reece (quadriceps), CB Carlos Rogers (knee) and DE Justin Tuck (knee) were limited, while OT Austin Howard (neck) practiced in full.

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Justin Tuck player page
Carlos Rogers player page
Lamarr Woodley player page
Usama Young player page
Marcel Reece player page
Vincent Brown player page
David Ausberry player page


  Raiders | Brice Butler could see more time    Thu Oct 23, 03:05 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Brice Butler could receive more playing time moving forward after making a big play in each of the last two weeks. Butler said he has not lobbied for more playing time but hopes his play speaks for itself.

Footballguys view: It's great that he earned more time in their lineup, but keep him away from yours. At best he is the most desperate of hail mary's and one which will leave you facepalming yourself for ever trying him in your lineup.

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Brice Butler player page


  Raiders | LaMarr Woodley has torn biceps    Wed Oct 22, 10:49 PM

Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders DE LaMarr Woodley (biceps) suffered a torn biceps in the Week 7 game against the Arizona Cardinals, a source said Wednesday, Oct. 22. It is believed his season is over.

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Lamarr Woodley player page


  Raiders | Wednesday's practice report    Wed Oct 22, 09:35 PM

Oakland Raiders TE David Ausberry (foot), CB Keith McGill (groin), CB Carlos Rogers (knee), DE LaMarr Woodley (biceps) and FS Usama Young (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 22. OL Khalif Barnes (quadriceps), WR Vincent Brown (hamstring), OL Austin Howard (neck), FB Marcel Reece (quadriceps) and DE Justin Tuck (knee) were listed as limited participants.

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Justin Tuck player page
Carlos Rogers player page
Lamarr Woodley player page
Usama Young player page
Marcel Reece player page
Vincent Brown player page
David Ausberry player page


  Raiders | Usama Young out for season    Mon Oct 20, 06:04 PM

Oakland Raiders FS Usama Young (knee) will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament and a torn medial collateral ligament in Week 7, according to a source.

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  Raiders | Usama Young carted off    Sun Oct 19, 06:55 PM

Oakland Raiders FS Usama Young (leg) left the Week 7 game against the Arizona Cardinals in the third quarter due to an apparent left leg or knee injury. He appeared to be unable to put weight on his leg, and he was carted off to the locker room.

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  Raiders | Week 7 Inactives    Sun Oct 19, 02:49 PM

The Oakland Raiders have declared QB Matt McGloin, WR Vincent Brown, OL Khalif Barnes, OG Tony Bergstrom, FB Marcel Reece, CB Keith McGill, DE Justin Tuck inactive for Week 7.

Justin Tuck player page
Marcel Reece player page
Vincent Brown player page
Matt McGloin player page


  Raiders | Derek Carr listed as probable    Fri Oct 17, 06:06 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (ankle, knee) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 17, and is listed as probable for Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals.

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  Raiders | Friday injury report    Fri Oct 17, 06:00 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Vincent Brown (hamstring) and CB Keith McGill (groin) have been ruled out for Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals. OG Khalif Barnes (quadriceps), FB Marcel Reece (quadriceps) and DE Justin Tuck (knee) are questionable, while DE Benson Mayowa (knee), LB Sio Moore (ankle) and FS Usama Young (foot) are probable. Brown and McGill didn't practice Friday, Oct. 17. Barnes, Reece and Tuck were limited, while the others practiced in full.

Justin Tuck player page
Usama Young player page
Marcel Reece player page
Vincent Brown player page
Sio Moore player page


  Raiders | Thursday practice report    Thu Oct 16, 05:55 PM

Oakland Raiders OT Khalif Barnes (quadriceps), WR Vincent Brown (hamstring), CB Keith McGill (groin), FB Marcel Reece (quadriceps) and DE Justin Tuck (knee) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 16. DE Benson Mayowa (knee), LB Sio Moore (ankle) and FS Usama Young (foot) practiced in full.

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Justin Tuck player page
Usama Young player page
Marcel Reece player page
Vincent Brown player page
Sio Moore player page


  Raiders | Derek Carr a full participant    Thu Oct 16, 04:53 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (ankle, knee) participated fully in practice Thursday, Oct. 16.

Footballguys view: Carr played with a lot of courage last week. We'll see if that continues...and if he continues targeting Andre Holmes early and often.

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Derek Carr player page


  Raiders | Limited practice for Derek Carr    Wed Oct 15, 11:37 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (ankle, knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15.

Footballguys view: Even if healthy, Carr isn't a great option for fantasy owners this week. We'd avoid him regardless of his status, but long term have mostly liked what we've seen from the rookie.

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Derek Carr player page


  Raiders | Wednesday's practice report    Wed Oct 15, 11:37 PM

Oakland Raiders OL Khalif Barnes (quadriceps), WR Vincent Brown (hamstring), CB Keith McGill (groin), FB Marcel Reece (quadriceps) and DE Justin Tuck (knee) were unable to practice Wednesday, Oct. 15. LB Sio Moore (ankle) and FS Usama Young (foot) were limited participants.

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Justin Tuck player page
Usama Young player page
Marcel Reece player page
Vincent Brown player page
Sio Moore player page


  Raiders | More carries for Darren McFadden?    Tue Oct 14, 10:04 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden carried the ball on 14 of the team's 20 rush attempts in Week 6, and interim coach Tony Sparano said he wants to emphasize the run going forward.

Footballguys view: McFadden is the best running back they have on the roster. Fantasy owners should trust him as a RB3/flex play going forward. As we see a more robust offense from Oakland, a big part of that could be the play of McFadden.

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Darren McFadden player page


  Raiders | DJ Hayden eligible to practice    Mon Oct 13, 04:41 PM

Oakland Raiders CB D.J. Hayden (foot) is eligible to return to practice this week. He has been sidelined with a foot injury since the offseason.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr to play    Sun Oct 12, 02:51 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (ankle, knee) is active for the team's Week 6 game.

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Derek Carr player page


  Raiders | Week 6 Inactives    Sun Oct 12, 02:02 PM

The Oakland Raiders have declared QB Matt McGloin, WR Vincent Brown, DB Keith McGill, SS Jonathan Dowling, LB Ray Ray Armstrong, OT Khalif Barnes, OG Tony Bergstrom inactive for Week 6.

Vincent Brown player page
Matt McGloin player page


  Raiders | Nick Roach should be able to play in 2015    Sun Oct 12, 12:22 PM

Oakland Raiders LB Nick Roach (concussion) should be able to play next season after concussion specialists in Los Angeles, London and Pittsburgh agreed that he could play without limitations or long-term consequences, according to sources. Roach has been experiencing problems with his vision and balance.

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  Raiders | Bigger role coming for MJD?    Sat Oct 11, 09:10 PM

Oakland Radiers RB Maurice Jones-Drew has just 11 carries for 12 yards in two games this season, but interim head coach Tony Sparano said he wants him to share the load with RB Darren McFadden. 'I'd like Maurice to take a little bit greater role, maybe get some snaps off of Darren,' Sparano said. 'If we could, keep them both fresh that way, but we also have got to be running the football and doing some things that way too.'

Footballguys view: McFadden is still the back that has been playing better and will get first run, so if you are going to own a Raiders back, it should be him.

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Maurice Jones-Drew player page
Darren McFadden player page


  Raiders | Derek Carr questionable in Week 6    Fri Oct 10, 05:38 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (ankle, knee) was limited in practice for the third straight day Friday, Oct. 10, and is questionable for Week 6 against the San Diego Chargers.

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Derek Carr player page


  Raiders | Friday injury report    Fri Oct 10, 05:33 PM

Oakland Raiders OT Khalif Barnes (quadriceps) and CB Keith McGill (groin) are out for Week 6 against the San Diego Chargers. WR Vincent Brown (hamstring), LB Sio Moore (ankle) and FB Marcel Reece (quadriceps) are questionable, while CB Tarell Brown (thumb) is probable. Barnes and McGill didn't practice Friday, Oct. 10. Vincent Brown, Moore and Reece were limited, while Tarell Brown practiced in full.

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Tarell Brown player page
Marcel Reece player page
Vincent Brown player page
Sio Moore player page


  Raiders | Derek Carr to start    Fri Oct 10, 05:17 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (ankle, knee) looked good in practice Friday, Oct. 10, and he'll start in Week 6 against the San Diego Chargers barring any setbacks, according to head coach Tony Sparano.

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Derek Carr player page


  Raiders | Raiders committed to Derek Carr    Fri Oct 10, 12:10 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr has received a vote of confidence from new head coach Tony Sparano. "I visited with him and we got a chance to talk about that," Sparano said. "I said to him, 'This is your football team; you're the quarterback. We don't have time for you to be a rookie right now, this team needs you to step up and be that leader. Don't sit around and wait to do that.'' Carr has showed good poise through four weeks of ups and downs in his rookie season.

Footballguys view: Carr deserves that backing, as he has made the most of a very poor situation. He still doesn't have any redraft fantasy value, but deep dynasty leagues and the Raiders have to be pleased with what they have sen so far from Carr.

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Derek Carr player page


  Raiders | Thursday practice report    Thu Oct 9, 06:40 PM

Oakland Raiders OT Khalif Barnes (quad) and CB Keith McGill (groin) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 9. FB Marcel Reece (quadriceps) and LB Sio Moore (ankle) were limited participants.

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Marcel Reece player page
Sio Moore player page


  Raiders | Derek Carr sees limited reps    Thu Oct 9, 06:39 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (ankle, knee) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Oct. 9.

Footballguys view: We should see Carr back out there for the Raiders. He may start for Oakland, but he should be nowhere near your fantasy lineup.

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Derek Carr player page


  Raiders | Derek Carr expects to play    Thu Oct 9, 01:07 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (ankle, knee) said he expects to play in Week 6 against the San Diego Chargers after practicing on a limited basis Wednesday, Oct. 8. 'It would take a lot for me not to play,' Carr said after practice. 'It felt really good out there.' Head coach Tony Sparano said Carr is day-to-day, and he won't commit to Carr playing this weekend.

Footballguys view: When the other option is Interceptasaurus Matt Schaub, you'll duct tape up the rookie and go with him if at all possible. While the Raiders have no choice, you do. Carr could become a solid quarterback down the road but he's not there yet and the San Diego Chargers defense is not someone you want to test this week in fantasy.

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Derek Carr player page


  Raiders | Sio Moore looking good    Wed Oct 8, 11:26 PM

Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders LB Sio Moore (ankle) was able to practice Wednesday, Oct. 8, for the first time since his injury. Interim head coach Tony Sparano said Moore 'looked good' in the practice session.

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Sio Moore player page


  Raiders | Denarius Moore has clean slate    Wed Oct 8, 11:25 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Denarius Moore, who was inactive in the team's last game in Week 4, will get a clean slate, interim head coach Tony Sparano said Wednesday, Oct. 8.

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Denarius Moore player page


  Raiders | Limited participation for Derek Carr    Wed Oct 8, 09:28 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (ankle, knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 8.

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Derek Carr player page


  Raiders | Wednesday's practice report    Wed Oct 8, 09:07 PM

Oakland Raiders OL Khalif Barnes (quadriceps) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 8. CB Keith McGill (groin), LB Sio Moore (ankle) and FB Marcel Reece (quadriceps) were listed as limited participants.

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Marcel Reece player page
Sio Moore player page


  Raiders | Nick Roach to IR    Wed Oct 8, 06:49 PM

Oakland Raiders LB Nick Roach (concussion) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Oct. 8. He's still experiencing symptoms from his concussion that he suffered in the preseason. Free-agent LB Jamar Chaney (Saints) was signed for depth behind LB Miles Burriss.

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Nick Roach player page
Jamar Chaney player page
Miles Burris player page


  Raiders | Ray Ray Armstrong claimed    Tue Oct 7, 06:15 PM

The Oakland Raiders claimed LB Ray Ray Armstrong off waivers from the St. Louis Rams Tuesday, Oct. 7.


  Raiders | Kaluka Maiava to IR    Tue Oct 7, 05:09 PM

The Oakland Raiders placed LB Kaluka Maiava (hamstring) on Reserve/Injured Tuesday, Oct. 7.

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Kaluka Maiava player page


  Raiders | Kenbrell Thompkins claimed    Mon Oct 6, 04:11 PM

The Oakland Raiders claimed WR Kenbrell Thompkins off waivers from the New England Patriots Monday, Oct. 6, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The Raiders are still the landing spot for washed up players to go. Thompkins may not be washed up, but he fell out of favor with the Patriots this year after making the team as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He's got great athleticism and crazy body control, but Thompkins lacks consistency to his game.

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Kenbrell Thompkins player page


  Raiders | Derek Carr practicing    Mon Oct 6, 03:50 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (knee) is participating in practice Monday, Oct. 6.

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Derek Carr player page


  Raiders | Rod Streater to IR    Thu Oct 2, 05:14 PM

The Oakland Raiders placed WR Rod Streater (foot) on the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, Oct. 2, with a designation to return.

Footballguys view: Redraft owners should have already dropped Streater. He's not eligible to return until Week 13, and Streater could have limited value upon his return.

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Rod Streater player page


  Raiders | Derek Carr expects to play after bye    Wed Oct 1, 06:42 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (ankle, knee) said he expects to play against the San Diego Chargers in Week 6 following the team's bye week.

Footballguys view: For Carr to not miss any games would be remarkable considering that he suffered and knee and an ankle injury. The unheralded rookie starting QB is winning over a lot of doubters.

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Derek Carr player page


  Raiders | Tony Sparano named interim coach    Tue Sep 30, 01:57 PM

The Oakland Raiders named Tony Sparano interim head coach Tuesday, Sept. 30.

Footballguys view: Sparano gets the interim job over OC Greg Olson. His previous head coaching experience (Miami Dolphins 2008-2011) had to make the difference. Sparano is a solid, yet unspectacular option for the Raiders. If he does well over the next 12 weeks, there's a chance he would get consideration for the job in 2015.

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  Raiders | May look at Jon Gruden     Tue Sep 30, 12:49 PM

The Oakland Raiders may look at free-agent head coach Jon Gruden for their head coaching vacancy, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The team is looking for a "superstar" coach to fill their vacancy.

Footballguys view: That seems like a dream scenario for Raiders fans right now. They have to do something, because what they've been going through since "Chucky" left is a living nightmare.

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  Raiders | Dennis Allen fired    Mon Sep 29, 11:07 PM

The Oakland Raiders called head coach Dennis Allen Monday, Sept. 29, to inform him he has been relieved of his head coaching duties.

Footballguys view: Are we sure about this? There was a report about Allen getting fired from the AP after the Raiders loss in London to the Dolphins on Sunday. We're not shocked by this news...even the premature news. Things aren't working with Allen and the Raiders. The team has to move in a different direction. We'll see if general manager Reggie McKenzie is the next one out the door.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr banged up in loss    Sun Sep 28, 11:39 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Derek Carr (ankle, knee) told reporters after the Week 4 game against the Miami Dolphins in London Sunday, Sept. 28, that he suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament and high ankle sprain.

Footballguys view: That sounds like a multi-week cocktail of injuries, although Carr has showed a lot of toughness in the first four games. In a season with few bright spots, Carr has been one.

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Derek Carr player page


  Raiders | Andre Holmes shines in loss    Sun Sep 28, 11:37 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Andre Holmes had five receptions for 74 yards and a touchdown in the Week 4 game against the Miami Dolphins.

Footballguys view: Holmes' touchdown game in garbage time, but he did show some good chemistry with backup QB Matt McGloin last year, so if Derek Carr is going to miss time, Holmes could be worth a stash coming out of the bye. With Denarius Moore falling out of favor and Rod Streater out for a while, Holmes could have no matter who the quarterback is because of his size and speed.

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Andre Holmes player page


  Raiders | Darren McFadden goes distance    Sun Sep 28, 11:37 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden carried 11 times for 40 yards in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins in London, while RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) carried twice for just one yard. McFadden also had four receptions for 32 yards, while Jones-Drew had two catches for only two yards.

Footballguys view: McFadden has "what the heck flex" value as the best back in this backfield, but Jones-Drew is clearly on the decline and can be dropped - at least for as long as McFadden is healthy.

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Maurice Jones-Drew player page
Darren McFadden player page


  Raiders | Maurice Jones-Drew very limited    Sun Sep 28, 11:36 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) was active in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins in London, but he was limited to just two carries for one yard and he had two catches for two yards.

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