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Five Players to Watch: Preseason at Oakland

The Rams will face the Raiders in Oakland for their second preseason matchup on Saturday night. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. on CBS 2. Here are five players to look out for during the contest.

1) WR Sammy Watkins — No. 2

Watkins has only practiced as a Ram for a few days after last week's trade, but he's still expected to play with the first-team offense on Saturday. Quarterback Jared Goff said this week Watkins has been a quick study when it comes to learning the playbook, which has been an added bonus to his talent. It's not clear exactly how much Watkins will play, but just his presence can have a ripple effect for the rest of the offense because teams must pay him attention.


2) TE Gerald Everett — No. 81**

The rookie tight end has performed well in practice, particularly in the red zone. This week, he hauled in a fade route over one of his teammates for a touchdown during 11-on-11 red zone drills. Everett showed a bit of his ability last week on his nine-yard reception, shaking off a pair of defenders before being tackled. Look for more of Everett's pass-catching skill to continue to show up this week in Oakland.

3) WR Josh Reynolds — No. 83

Recovering from a quad injury, Reynolds did not play against the Cowboys. But he was back in business this week with a particularly impressive day on Tuesday. During that practice, Reynolds caught a deep pass from Goff in 7-on-7 drills, and then hauled in a few bullet passes from Sean Mannion. Listed at 6-foot-3, Reynolds' height and wingspan give him an edge on many defenders. The fourth-round pick should be intriguing in his debut on Saturday

4) DB Dominique Hatfield — No. 34

The Rams signed Hatfield as an undrafted free agent out of Utah, and he's performed well throughout training camp. He was particularly impressive over the past week in practice, recording multiple interceptions. Hatfield will likely appear on both defense and special teams against the Raiders.

5) RB Justin Davis — No. 42

The undrafted USC product was Los Angeles' leading rusher last week, recording 70 yards on nine carries. But Davis also had some issues with ball security, fumbling twice in the second quarter. Head coach Sean McVay said he was pleased with the way Davis responded after the turnovers, however. The Rams' offense started each day of practice this week with ball security drills, so we'll see how much they've taken hold for Davis and the rest of the unit on Saturday night.

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