Oakland Raiders: Updated Week 1 53-man roster projection
By Nick Ellis
Safety (4): Johnathan Abram, Lamarcus Joyner, Karl Joseph, Erik Harris
Johnathan Abram and Karl Joseph are working hard to be one of the best safety duos in the NFL, as the two hard hitting safeties have created a strong bond this off season. Lamarcus Joyner is listed as a safety, but will be playing at slot safety this season, giving Joseph the chance to start.
Erik Harris impressed for the Raiders last season, and will look to continue to surprise people. Curtis Riley is another player to lookout for to make the lineup, as Lamarcus Joyner being focused on playing corner means the Raiders really only have three safeties on this projection.
In fact, Riley has played so well this summer that few in the media believe that he actually may not only earn a roster spot, but that he could start for the Raiders this Fall. We have to continue to monitor that situation, but he is definitely a player to keep an eye on this Thursday night against the Arizona Cardinals.