What to watch for in Raiders' preseason finale

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The Raiders wrap up the preseason on Sunday against the 49ers, and with roster spots and roles still up for grabs, there is a lot to keep your eye on.
Raiders running back Trey Ragas (36) scores the first touchdown as Seattle Seahawks linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven (55) arrives late for the stop during the first quarter of the Raiders home opening pre-season NFL football game versus the Seattle Seahawks at Allegiant Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_Images

Raiders running back B.J. Emmons (35) breaks tackles by Seattle Seahawks linebacker Aaron Donkor (43) and teammate safety Joshua Moon (37) eyeing the end zone during the fourth quarter of the Raiders home opening pre-season NFL football game versus the Seattle Seahawks at Allegiant Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_Images

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The Raiders will be in familiar territory to close out their preseason on Sunday. They play the San Francisco 49ers in their first trip back to the Bay Area since moving to Las Vegas last year.

Whatever nostalgia the occasion holds will mostly be contained to the sidelines.

The health and well-being of most of the Raiders' Oakland holdovers is too important to subject them to potential injury in a meaningless game. That's why Derek Carr and Darren Waller and Maxx Crosby and so many others will be spectators rather than participants.

Nevertheless, for many players on the Raiders' roster, the game has profound implications. Sunday represents a final chance for a handful of players on the bubble to state their case for inclusion on the final 53-man roster.

With Raiders decision-makers still sorting out rotational roles, it's a chance for players to put their best foot forward.

Here are several players with…
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