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Could Raiders Be Looking For Help At Cornerback?

The Raiders cornerback position hasn't been the same since the departure of Nnamdi Asomugha and it is only getting worse due to injuries.

Jun 12, 2012; Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders cornerback Ron Bartell (21) at minicamp at the Raiders practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE
Jun 12, 2012; Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders cornerback Ron Bartell (21) at minicamp at the Raiders practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

After Sunday's performance, the Oakland Raiders may be on the lookout for help at the cornerback position.

For the second straight week, one of the Raiders' starting cornerbacks went down with an injury. In week one, it was Ron Bartell, who went down with a broken shoulder blade and will not return until Nov. 11. On Sunday, it was Shawntae Spencer, who went down with a sprained foot and will be out for an indefinite amount of time.

As Silver and Black Pride breaks down, Spencer and Bartell's replacements showed the lack of depth the Raiders have at the position and how much they've struggled to fill the shoes left behind by Nnamdi Asomugha. Bartell's replacement, Pat Lee, struggled so much that he was benched for Joselio Hanson. Hanson didn't play well either and with Bartell and Spencer both down, those two gentlemen are now the starting corners for the Raiders.

Silver and Black Pride threw out the name of Chris Carr, who is visiting the Chargers this week as a possible option on the market but it looks like it'll be a combination of the current corners, some special teams guys helping out and possibly pulling some players up from the practice squad. Either way, that position is in dire straits right now.

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