The Raiders are scrambling to fill the safety spots once held by Charles Woodson and Nate Allen.
According to ESPN's Bill Williamson, reserves Larry Asante and Taylor Mays could hear their numbers called against the Baltimore Ravens.
That's a scary proposition for a young Raiders defense to deal with. Asante and Mays have five combined career starts since 2010. And the team has already cut Mays once this season.
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Now, they're expecting him to step in and slow Joe Flacco down. His familiarity with the system is his lone advantage; Mays played under current Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. at USC.
Asante took over when Allen went down with a reported MCL tear. He's seen action in 24 games since entering the league five years ago.
Cornerback Keith McGill could the emergency-emergency option. The second-year pro played some safety during his college days at Utah and had the size (6-foot-3) the team looks for in its safeties.