Raiders-Chargers game still in Oakland amid California wildfires


Backup quarterback E.J. Manuel started in Week 5 against the Baltimore Ravens while the former No. 16 overall pick originally signed a deal with the Raiders during the free agency period.

"Sunday's game against the Chargers remains scheduled for 1:25 the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum", the team said in a statement.

The NFL began entertaining the possibility of moving the game on Thursday, when the Raiders had to cut their practice short due to the smoky air.

"He's ready to play", Del Rio said of Carr. Carr, who suffered a transverse process fracture on a sack at the Denver Broncos on October 1, sat out last week's loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the Raiders' third straight defeat. "I expect, based on historical precedent, if a decision is made that we need to move the game, that decision will be made [Friday]". "He's got the green light". However, if a location change doesn't happen Friday, then the game will definitely be played in Oakland as scheduled, according to National Football League spokesman Joe Lockhart.

Starting cornerback David Amerson is listed as questionable with a shoulder injury.

Raiders officials said Sunday's game in Oakland will happen as scheduled.

"We continue to monitor air quality conditions in the Bay Area and are in close communication with both the Raiders and Chargers, as well as local authorities", Signora said.