Raiders place LB Jenkins on IR, waive ED Calhoun among others
By Mike Guerrelli • Oakland Raiders • Jelani Jenkins • Shilique Calhoun • Sep 3, 2017ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 26: La'el Collins #71 of the Dallas Cowboys tries to protect Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys as he is hit by Shilique Calhoun #91 of the Oakland Raiders in the second quarter of a preseason game at AT&T Stadium on August 26, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
- The Oakland Raiders have finalized their 53 man roster, placing linebacker Jelani Jenkins on injured reserve, and waiving edge defender Shilique Calhoun among others.
- Jenkins had performed well against the run this preseason, making seven stops on 29 run snaps. His run stop percentage of 24.1% (percentage of stops per snap played in run defense) led all linebackers with 25-plus snaps against the run this preseason.
- Oakland drafted Calhoun in the third round in 2016, and he was not effective last season playing 173 snaps in a reserve role. He had one sack and only four total pressures in 66 pass rush attempts last year.