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Oakland Raiders 2014 Virtual Program: Depth Chart Analysis, X-Factors and More
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After final roster cuts are made prior to the regular season, many call it the "final" 53-man roster. However, some prefer to call it the "initial" 53-man roster. On Sunday, the Oakland Raiders proved why the latter is probably more accurate.

The team announced its 53-man roster on Saturday. Less than 24 hours later, that group of players had already changed.

Still, the roster looks the same for the most part. And barring a major move, the starting units are set as the team begins its week of preparation for the opening game of the regular season. Oakland now knows who it will depend on to get the job done in every area of the roster.

Just as important as the starters are the reserves, as any could see regular action. It's only a matter of time before someone misses action due to injury, and the backup will be expected to step in and maintain, if not improve, the level of performance at the position.

The Raiders also have yet to resolve their quarterback situation. As much as head coach Dennis Allen denies it, Oakland has a very real quarterback controversy. The depth chart is set for now. But given Matt Schaub's elbow injury and Derek Carr's outstanding performance against the Seattle Seahawks in the final preseason game, it looks as if it could change at any moment.

The Raiders are set to open the regular season on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET at the New York Jets. As they prepare for the matchup, here's a full look at each position's depth chart and what to expect from each position group. There are also some key moves, breakout performers and matchups to look for this season.

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