Rookie QB Carr to start for Raiders

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ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Oakland rookie Derek Carr will start the season opener against the New York Jets, becoming the first Raiders quarterback to start the first game of his rookie season.

Coach Dennis Allen announced Monday that Carr would be the starter for the foreseeable future ahead of Matt Schaub, who struggled in the preseason and has been hampered by a sore elbow.

"We've seen signs of Derek Carr's development from the day he stepped on campus here to where he is at right now," Allen said. "We've seen him grow by leaps and bounds and I think he's ready to accept the challenge."

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