May 27, 2014; Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders fullback Jamize Olawale (49) stretches at organized team activities at the Raiders practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
With June finally here and Week Two of Oakland Raiders OTA’s underway on Monday morning, I decided to give my (way too early) roster projections for the 2014 Oakland Raiders 53 man roster and depth chart. To make it even more interesting I also included my thoughts on which packages players in certain position groups will feature in as well.
Note: It is June and these are once again extremely early projections. Injuries and veteran signings before training camp naturally could change things in a hurry. This is for entertainment purposes so sit back and enjoy my 2014 Oakland Raiders early depth chart projections.
Face it, the Raiders have from day one have the had the plan to sit and develop Carr long term with the Aaron Rodgers plan in mind. Offensive coordinator Greg Olsen made McGloin into a decent starting quarterback last season which makes him the logical backup. Unless the world falls apart do not expect to see Carr this season. If we do, it will most likely not be a good thing.
The order of the backs in this offense will be mostly irrelevant. Depending on situation, gameplan, and hot hand any running back can get the majority of the touches. Stewart will stick around as the fourth half back over Atkinson because of his special teams play unless Atkinson shows a knack for it in training camp.
I do not see how this team can carry two fullbacks this season. I expect Olawale to be released which would explain why the Raiders made a point to add Karl Williams.
Scroll through to see the rest of the depth chart projections on offense/defense