Raiders lose DE Mario Edwards, TE Gabe Holmes to injuries

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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