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Oakland free safety Michael Huff isn't sure where he'll be lining up when the Raiders come out on defense against Pittsburgh on Sunday.
If he does, he's not saying anything.
Huff has been splitting time at safety and cornerback this week in practice as the Raiders scramble to patch their injury-depleted secondary but coach Dennis Allen has not revealed who will be in the lineup against the Steelers.
Oakland is without season-opening starters Ron Bartell (shoulder) and Shawntae Spencer (foot), and the team's two primary backups, Pat Lee and Joselio Hanson, were repeatedly beaten by Miami receivers in the second half of last week's loss to the Dolphins.
Huff, the Raiders' first-round draft pick in 2006, played cornerback for two years in college but has only done it sparingly in the NFL.
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