Report: Huff starts at cornerback

During the week, Oakland coach Dennis Allen said Michael Huff could play some cornerback Sunday against Pittsburgh.

Apparently, Huff is going to play a lot of cornerback against the Steelers. The Contra Costa Times reported that Huff will start opposite Pat Lee on Sunday at cornerback. Matt Giordano wall take Huff’s spot at safety.

The Raiders are riddled by injury and overall depth problems at cornerback. Starters Ronald Bartell and Shawntae Spencer are out.

The Huff move makes sense. He played cornerback at Texas and he practiced there this week. It allows Joselio Hanson to stay at nickelback, where he is more comfortable. Giordano is experienced at safety, so this decision strengthens the Raiders’ secondary in an emergency situation.