ALAMEDA, Calif. — Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr came off the Friday injury report, clearing him to start Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Carr suffered a transverse process fracture in his back less than two weeks ago against the Broncos. The injury normally sidelines players 2-6 weeks, but Carr will return after only missing one game.

“He’ll be ready to play. I think it was smart to give him the week, which we did, even though he was pushing for last week,” Coach Jack Del Rio said. “He’s cleared to go and got the green light.”

CHARGERS: Mike Williams was limited in Friday’s practice and listed as questionable on the injury report, but in the mind of the rookie receiver, he will make his long-awaited NFL debut Sunday against Oakland.

“I’m just excited to get out there with my teammates for the first time,” said Williams, who has been out since early May because of a herniated disc.

VIKINGS: Minnesota is going to be short-handed on offense heading into an important home game against Green Bay on Sunday.

Quarterback Sam Bradford, receiver Stefon Diggs and left guard Nick Easton were all ruled out on after not practicing during the week.

PACKERS: Safety Morgan Burnett will miss Sunday’s game against Minnesota with a hamstring injury, and Green Bay might also be without cornerback Kevin King, who is in the concussion protocol.

TITANS: Wide receiver Rishard Matthews says he made a bad decision on Twitter to threaten to quit football if the NFL institutes a new rule mandating players stand for the national anthem.

Asked Friday if he stands by that initial statement, Matthews said he hopes it doesn’t get to that, knowing that NFL owners are meeting next week to consider changes. Matthews deleted the tweet Thursday.

COWBOYS: Attorneys for Ezekiel Elliott have indicated they intend to ask for another hearing before the federal appeals court that cleared the way for the NFL’s six-game suspension of the running back over domestic violence allegations.

GIANTS: Defensive end Olivier Vernon will miss a second straight game with a sprained ankle. Center Weston Richburg (concussion) and running back Paul Perkins (ribs) also will be out again.

Defensive captain Jonathan Casillas will be out with a neck injury and receiver Sterling Shepard will be out with a sprained ankle.

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