Las Vegas vs Chicago Bears: 3 Raiders to watch in Week 5
The Raiders faced a daunting challenge when starting cornerback Trayvon Mullen left Monday’s contest with an injury. Damon Arnette replaced Mullen before going down with injury himself and did not look very impressive before the injury.
This forced the Raiders’ hand, and in stepped the second-year corner out of Louisiana Tech, Amik Robertson. The former failed nickel cornerback seems to finally found a spot on the outside and was solid in one of his first real tastes in the league.
With the status of Mullen currently unknown, and Arnette consistently hurt, it seems that the time for Robertson is now. The Bears receivers are not the best group in the NFL but led by superstar Allen Robinson, they are one of the stronger points for the team, and will look to expose a young and inexperienced secondary.
Robertson will see plenty of the field regardless of the status of the two corners ahead of him on the depth chart.
Once again playing on a short week, the Las Vegas Raiders will head home to take on the Chicago Bears after losing Monday night in Los Angeles.
He will need to show that his solid play against the Chargers was no fluke. Watch out for Robertson, as he looks to prove why head coach Jon Gruden was so high on him when he was selected in last season’s draft.