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2023 NFL Playoffs: Former Las Vegas Raiders playing this week


Yes, the Las Vegas Raiders’ season is over, but that doesn’t mean the NFL postseason doesn’t have a Raiders’ feel to it. Several of the remaining eight teams within the Divisional Playoff round feature former Raiders.

Let’s have a look:


Jacksonville Jaguars at Kansas City Chiefs, 1:30 p.m. PT:

Raiders’ fans will, little question, be rooting for the Jaguars and there are a few former Raiders will will hit the sector. They’re wide receiver Zay Jones and pass-rusher Arden Key. The Raider Nation has mixed feeling on these two.

Jones was a solid performer and he had a very good chemistry with former Raiders’ starting quarterback Derek Carr. Jones, who played for parts of three seasons with the Raiders, signed a giant cope with the Jaguars after snaring 47 catches in Las Vegas last yr. He got here through with 82 catches within the regular season and he had eight catches and a touchdown in a comeback win over the Chargers within the Super Wild Card Round last week.

Key didn’t live as much as expectations with the Raiders after being a hyped third-round pick. He had three sacks in three seasons with the Raiders. Since leaving, he’s had a complete of 11 sacks in two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers and Jaguars.

The Chiefs don’t have a Raiders’ presence.

Recent York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles, 5:15 p.m.:

The Giants have three former Raiders’ players on their current 53-man roster. They’re center Jon Feliciano and defensive linemen Jihard Ward and Justin “Jelly” Ellis. Feliciano is a starter and Ward and Ellis are backups. All were Raiders’ draft picks throughout the Reggie McKenzie era. All of them played some for the Raiders, but all have found higher success elsewhere, especially Feliciano and Ward, who was a Raiders’ flop as a second-round pick.

The Eagles don’t have a Raiders’ presence.

Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills, noon:

The one former Raider playing on this game is Taiwan Jones. The Bay Area product was chosen by the Oakland Raiders in 2011. He was a famous Al Davis speed guy. He stuck around until 2016 and continues to be a powerful special teamer in his twelfth NFL season. He has had two stints in Buffalo, for five seasons.

Johnathan Hankins in Week 2, 2020

Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images

Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers, 3:30 p.m.:

Johnathan Hankins is probably the most recent former Raider playing this weekend. The brand new Las Vegas brass sent Hankins to Dallas throughout the season. He was a high quality Raider from 2018-2022 and sacked Tom Brady last week within the Super Wild Card round. Former Raiders’ cornerback Trayvon Mullen, a 2019 second-round pick, is on Dallas’ roster as well. The Raiders traded him to Arizona last summer and the Cardinals later cut him.

For the 49ers, former Raiders’ defensive tackle Maurice Hurst is on the injured reserve.

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