It’s the first game back in Cincinnati for Carson Palmer. On the other side, former Raiders head coach Hue Jackson is now a special teams and defensive backs assistant coach and this reunion only adds to the storyline.
The newest edition the Oakland Raiders roster is one-time 49ers first-round draft pick Andre Carter. The free agent defensive end was signed on Wednesday in hopes of bolstering their pass rush which has only three sacks in three games.
The Raiders are experimenting with new personnel at cornerback given their injuries to starters Ron Bartell and Shawntae Spencer. They are also trying to implement changes because their first two games have exposed gaping holes on both offense and defense.