Raiders | Connor Cook struggles in practice (Tue Aug 14, 12:15 AM) - Oakland Raiders QB Connor Cook made a few errors in practice Monday, Aug. 13, and he was pulled from the practice field by head coach Jon Gruden in favor of QB EJ Manuel. Cook and Manuel are battling for the No. 2 job behind QB Derek Carr. 'We're still figuring out who's the No. 2 quarterback,' Gruden said.
link to storyRaiders | Connor Cook pushing for QB2 role (Sat Aug 11, 02:38 AM) - Oakland Raiders QB Connor Cook went 11-for-19 for 141 yards and a touchdown against the Detroit Lions on Friday, Aug. 10. QB EJ Manuel, who served as the backup last season, was 4-for-6 for 46 yards in the game.
Our View: Cook made the most of his opportunity in the preseason opener. Manuel may be more athletic but he has never been an impressive passer. Cook has looked terrible when forced into playing time (during his rookie season) but is a developmental prospect the Raiders could trust as their primary backup to Derek Carr in 2018. link to story