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Start the Carr? Raiders mull whether to go with rookie QB after 3 TD performance in preseason

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ALAMEDA, California — Coach Dennis Allen says he expects to know who will start at quarterback for the Oakland Raiders when the team returns to practice Monday.

PHOTO: Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, right, celebrates after throwing a 20-yard touchdown pass to Mychal Rivera against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, right, celebrates after throwing a 20-yard touchdown pass to Mychal Rivera against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

A sore elbow for Matt Schaub and a strong finish to the preseason by rookie Derek Carr have injected some doubt into what had seemed to be a resolved issue as recently as four days ago.

Allen said unequivocally Monday that Schaub would start the opener at the New York Jets on Sept. 7 even as he was sitting out the week of practice with a sore throwing elbow.

But Allen was far from definitive on Friday, a day after Carr threw three touchdown passes and led the Raiders to the end zone on all four drives he played in the exhibition finale against Seattle.

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