NAPA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders lost two players to injuries in the exhibition opener with starting defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. sidelined by a hip injury and tight end Gabe Holmes out with an ankle injury.
Coach Jack Del Rio said Monday that Edwards will miss a ''few weeks'' but won't need surgery after getting injured Friday night at Arizona. Holmes has a more significant injury - a high ankle sprain and a broken bone in the ankle that could put him on season-ending injured reserve.
With the season set to start in less than four weeks, Edwards' status for the opener at New Orleans is now in question.
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