The Las Vegas Raiders enter a pivotal week three match against the Tennessee Titans. Both teams have not won in their first two matches and will be in dire need of a win. Despite the difficulties it faced early on, the raiders have so far avoided making major moves in the roster.
The team traded offensive lineman Justin Heron of the New England Patriots and cut cornerback Javelin Guidry to make room. Las Vegas wanted the 24-year-old back in practice if he called off concessions. Fortunately for the team, he canceled the waivers and they were able to get him back to the coaching squad, according to The Wire.
Guidry only played three specials teams on his Raiders debut last week, but the team clearly loves his potential. He still needs work but he has incredible speed and ran 4.29 40 yards before he entered the NFL. It’s a project for defensive coordinator Patrick Graham to work on and could rise to the active roster for a number of games this season.
In a similar move, the raiders had to cut Jordan Meredith’s offensive line. The former Los Angeles Rams free agent hasn’t played an NFL game yet, and the addition of Herron made it easier to let him go.
Hunter Renfrew and Denzel Berryman are disqualified
The Conquerors need to win in the third week, but that won’t be easy. The team will lose at least two Pro Bowl players against the Titans. Las Vegas has announced that quarterback Denzel Berryman and wide receiver Hunter Renfrow will not play.
Berryman suffered an ankle injury in the first week against the Los Angeles Chargers and also missed last week’s game. Renfrew suffered a concussion in his last game against the Arizona Cardinals. The Giants are also banged up heading into the match. Taylor Liwan was disqualified three times from a Pro Bowl left tackle and a rushing star pass by Bud Dupree was also dismissed. These losses are likely to be even more significant
Davant Adams talks about the pressures of winning in Week 3
There is a lot of pressure on both teams to win in Week 3 but the Conquerors need to win much more than that. The Titans play in the worst league in the AFC, and they will likely be fine with a subpar year as they try to make the roster younger and healthier. The Raiders have a winning slate now and the AFC West is the toughest division in the entire NFL. Starting from 0-3 will eliminate their chances of making the playoffs. Davant Adams, the wide receiver for the stars, spoke about the pressure to win in week three.
“It’s on everyone” Adams said Wed pressure to get a win in the third week. “Especially if you have a lot of talent and you have a really good team on paper like we do, if everyone buys and they have the right mentality in every game and you think of it as seasons to play once every time you go out, which is not easy, but That’s what separates the teams in this league. How disciplined are you and how many plays can you play over and over and never get tired of doing the right thing over and over again? That’s what we work for.”
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