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    and all of them played significant roles. That’s a lot. Just eight games in , and sitting at 1-7, this team is well into the evaluation phase.ActiveKolton MillerP.J. HallBrandon ParkerArden KeyNick NelsonMaurice HurstJohnny TownsendTrent SiegDaniel CarlsonJason CabindaInactiveMarcell AtemanKolton MillerComing out of the bye, Miller appeared to finally be healthy and had his best game of the season against the Colts last Sunday. He wouldn’t last a half before aggravating that knee injury. He missed the second half of the game and the Raiders were not prepared for his exit. It was a debacle. Not because Miller is some indispensable All Pro pass protector, but because the alternative was Ian Silberman who had been working as the reserve center and Kelechi Osemele who had his own knee injury problem and moved over from left guard. Miller’s injury is one to watch.P.J. HallHall has been in the rotation at defensive tackle for a few weeks now. Thus far, he has been a non-factor on a team that can’t stop the run on any given play. Since his return in week four against the Browns, Hall has 7 combined tackles in five games.Brandon ParkerParker has started four games now. He has been passable at times at right tackle, but struggled along with much of the line Thursday night against the 49ers. Parker had three penalties in the first quarter — a false start, holding, and illegal formation — and was all or partially responsible for three of the 49ers’ seven sacks.Arden Key He still leads the team with 7 QB hits, which says more about the team than anything. Key is their best hope for mounting a pass rush each week and the result is just 7 sacks and 22 QB hits on the season — both by far the worst in the league. And that’s counting Thursday night when the rest of the league won’t play until Sunday.Nick NelsonIn just his second game of the season, Nelson didn’t record a stat. No tackles Cheap Frostee Rucker Jersey , not passes defended in just 13 snaps. But he didn’t give up any of the big plays in those limited snaps.Maurice HurstHurst has had his moments, but he hasn’t stood out either. That’s hard to do when everything around you is toppling. Football is the ultimate team sport. Hurst is an inside pass rusher. If there is no threat from the outside — and there absolutely is not — it’s pretty hard for him to have a major impact.Johnny TownsendPathetic. He is probably the worst punter in the NFL right now. Each week he punts a ball a shorter distance than he had the week before. He went from a game with punts of 28 and 27, to a 25-yarder last week, to a 23-yard punt this week. Jon Gruden needs to start showing the same lack of patience with his draft picks as he has with Reggie McKenzie’s because Townsend is already on scholarship.Trent SiegAll conditions normal for Sieg. No news is good news for the long snapper.Daniel CarlsonSigned by the team as their third rookie kicker this season. The previous two were undrafted, while Carlson was selected in the 5th round by the Vikings. He made his first field goal attempt from 37 yards out, but missed from 45 off the right upright. He is now two for six on the season.Jason CabindaHad four combined tackles in 15 snaps against the 49ers; his first action of the season. Paul Guenther raves about how smart Cabinda is. That was a decent first appearance, but we need to see more to make any real judgment.Some of these guys have shown promise at times this season. But they are being asked to keep a bad Raiders team afloat. Any team relying this heavily on this many rookies is not going to be very good. And that’s an understatement for this squad.Follow @LeviDamien Heading into week nine, there are three teams who remain with one win.Two of those teams, the Raiders and the 49ers will square off in primetime on Thursday night football.Currently, the 49ers would selected second in the draft followed by the Raiders in the third position.The game is being touted as the “Bosa Bowl,” in reference to Ohio State defensive end Cheap Mike Nugent Jersey , Nick Bosa who many believe to be the consensus number one pick in the 2019 draft.It’s possible the 49ers will be without current starting quarterback, C.J. Beathard who injured his wrist and thumb in week eight, both injuries occurred to his throwing hand.If Beathard is unable to go, second year quarterback, Nick Mullens will get the start.Let’s take a look at what coaches from both teams are saying about the Thursday night match up.Head Coach Jon Gruden, his opinion on the 49ers.“Yeah, sure did.They’re one win record is not where they want it to be.I give C.J. Beathard a lot of credit.He is one tough quarterback.He is a tough kid.I’ve seen him get hit and keep playing hard.They’ve got a creative offense under Kyle Shanahan.They can score points.They can run the football, that I do know.Defensively, they’ve got a lot of high first-round picks in front.It’ll be a challenge for us.”Defensive Coordinator Paul Guenther, on what he knows about Nick Mullens.“I took a look at his preseason. He’s obviously been there for two years so he understands the system. He’s out of Southern Miss. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter who is playing quarterback. We’ve got to play better. What we showed on Sunday was unacceptable. I told you a few weeks back Cheap Johnny Townsend Jersey , I’m not used to giving up 42 points. This is new to me. The players have to understand that we have to play better team defense, we have to stop the run better. It’s not a missed assignment issue. It’s more of a physical issue. We lost leverage in coverage several times. We’re supposed to be outside leverage of a guy. The guy beats you on an outside route and that stuff can’t happen. I showed them those plays and I said until we fix this stuff, we’re going to continue to get it. To me, who we’re playing against is the least of my concern.”49ers Head Coach, Kyle Shanahan, on his evaluation of Derek Carr when he entered the draft.“I was a big fan of Derek, I think like everyone was.There was a number of quarterbacks that came out that year.I remember flying down there to Fresno, we worked him out, a number of us.We went to dinner with him.I know his brother because I coached in Houston with his brother for one year.So great family and a great player.”

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