Mike Roemer/AP file photoAfter struggling in the first three games of the preseason

Mike Roemer/AP file photoAfter struggling in the first three games of the preseason

Raiders QB Schaub misses practice with sore elbow

ALAMEDA — Raiders starting quarterback Matt Schaub skipped Sunday's practice due to elbow soreness, coach Dennis Allen said.

Schaub, acquired in the offseason to give a young offense a veteran presence, has completed just 51 percent of his passes this preseason. He is also averaging only 4.6 yards per attempt as he struggles to get the ball downfield. In three games, Schaub is 2-of-13 on passes of more than 10 yards.

Allen is unsure of how much time the first-string offense will play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Seattle Seahawks.

“He came in yesterday afternoon with a little soreness in his elbow, so we gave him the day off,” Allen said, according to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. “We'll see where he's at tomorrow and kind of take that day by day.”

After leading the Raiders to an opening-drive touchdown in a 31-21 loss to Green Bay, the Raiders did not score again with Schaub at QB. Schaub has led the Raiders to just two scores in 15 drives this preseason.

The elbow issues could help explain Schaub's struggles, particularly on deeper passes. But it would be a concern if the former Houston Texans star was unable to start the season opener Sept. 7 against the New York Jets.

That would leave second-round pick Derek Carr, who sustained a concussion in the second preseason game, as the starter or, if he can't go, second-year player Matt McGloin. Carr, who also injured his ribs in the previous game, did not play against Green Bay.

Meanwhile, the Raiders have cut undrafted rookie receiver Mike Davis and six other players.

The Raiders also cut tight end Kyle Auffray, offensive lineman Emmett Cleary, linebacker Justin Cole, defensive lineman Torell Troup, receiver Rahsaan Vaughn and cornerback Jansen Watson on Sunday.

The moves leave Oakland with 83 players on the roster. The Raiders must cut down to 75 on Tuesday and then 53 Saturday.

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