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Derek Carr named Oakland Raiders' starting quarterback

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) celebrates after

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) celebrates after throwing a 36-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Denarius Moore during the first quarter of a preseason football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Credit: AP / Marcio Jose Sanchez

ALAMEDA, Calif. - Oakland rookie Derek Carr will start the season opener against the Jets.

Coach Dennis Allen announced Monday that Carr got the nod ahead of Matt Schaub, who struggled in the preseason and has been hampered by a sore elbow.

Carr will be the first rookie to start the season opener at quarterback in Raiders history. Carr was a second-round pick out of Fresno State in May. He will become the 18th starting quarterback for the Raiders since the start of the 2003 season.

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