Rookie Nate Hobbs continues to impress for Raiders in win over Rams

As they did last week in the preseason opener, the Raiders opted to sit most of their starters in Saturday’s 17-16 win over the Los Angeles Rams.

The only projected Week 1 starter to see the field on offense was rookie right tackle Alex Leatherwood, who played the first quarter and looked fine. On defense, the safety tandem of Johnathan Abram and Trevon Moehrig got a handful of snaps, as did defensive end Clelin Ferrell.

That was it. No skill-position players saw a single rep, and third-string quarterback Nathan Peterman went the distance again for Las Vegas. The Rams took a similar approach, with quarterback Matthew Stafford, defensive tackle Aaron Donald and cornerback Jalen Ramsey all absent from the lineup (as were the other Los Angeles starters). […]

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