Oakland Raiders Extremely Thin In Secondary; Mike Jenkins, Tracy Porter Questionable

Defensive coordinator Jason Tarver, left, could be in a world of hurt Sunday as starting cornerbacks Tracy Porter (23) and Mike Jenkins (21) are questionable on Friday’s injury report. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Raiders defense has had its issues lately, allowing at least 26 points in each of the Raiders last four games, and are potentially paper-thin at cornerback heading into the season finale against record-setting quarterback Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.

Starting corners Mike Jenkins and Tracy Porter are both listed as questionable on the Friday injury report. (h/t CSNBayArea.com)

Jenkins has a strained hamstring and Porter hurt his hip flexor. Jenkins was limited in practice all week, while Porter was a limited participant on Friday.

Chimdi Chekwa and Phillip Adams would be next in line for the Raiders, with little depth behind them.

Menelik Watson, who was back on the injury report with a calf problem that was feared to be the same injury that kept him out for much of the season, was a full participant and is listed as probable.

Manning has plenty of incentive even though the Broncos have already clinched the AFC West crown. With a win, Denver earns home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs and Manning, who broke Tom Brady’s single-season record for touchdown passes by throwing his 51st last week at Houston (even though the one that’s in the books as No. 50 shouldn’t have counted, according to the NFL), is just 265 yards behind Drew Brees’ single-season record of 5,476 passing yards set last season.

Topics: Mike Jenkins, Oakland Raiders, Tracy Porter

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