Carr to start over Schaub in Raiders' opener

Updated: 9/01 8:21 pm

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Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Raiders will start the regular season with rookie Derek Carr under center.

Raiders coach Dennis Allen informed the team Monday that Carr will start over veteran Matt Schaub against the Jets on Sunday.

Carr outplayed Schaub during the preseason, as the 2014 second-round pick threw for 326 yards with four touchdowns and one interception. Schaub threw for 218 yards with no touchdowns and one interception while dealing with an elbow injury.

The Raiders traded the fifth pick in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft to the Houston Texans in exchange for Schaub in March. The 11th-year pro threw 14 interceptions against just 10 touchdown passes last season and was benched in favor of Case Keenum midway through the 2013 campaign.

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