Raiders upbeat about rookie Derek Carr as starter

The Oakland Raiders are upbeat about rookie Derek Carr, so much so that he's been named the starter ahead of veteran Matt Schaub.

Schaub has an elbow problem.

Carr completed 11 of 13 passes for 143 yards and three touchdowns against the Seattle Seahawks in the preseason finale.

Schaum completed 24 of 47 preseason throws for 218 yards, no touchdown and on interception. He was sacked three times.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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