Oakland Raiders: Looking at Position Battles After Preseason Week Two

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Aug 15, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Brice Butler (12) is congratulated by wide receiver Greg Jenkins (10) after catching a touchdown pass against the Detroit Lions in the fourth quarter at O.co Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Lions 27-26. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Butler Did it!

Brice Butler is the Butler that always does it for the Raiders so far in camp and the preseason games. But as with any 7th round pick, Butler’s fights were unfair as he often has to fight multiple players a night. In the first round, he knocked out multiple receivers to get off the roster bubble and knocked Juron Criner down for a 10-8 round.

The fight with Criner was stopped in the first round when Butler balled in the practices according to reports. Criner was unable to answer the bell because he strained a groin as he didn’t play against the Lions either. He also stopped Greg Little, who dropped multiple passes in the preseason opener and the joint practices.

So his next opponent was Andre Holmes, who was stopped by James Jones and Denarius Moore consecutively. So with the No. 4 receiver spot on the line, Butler did it with for four catches for 74 yards and the 19-yard game-winning touchdown catch. McKenzie originally wanted a deep threat on the other side of No. 1 receiver Rod Streater and Jones to be in the slot so he may be in contention for it now.