Jack Del Rio believes Derek Carr will play on Sunday

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Last week, Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said quarterback Derek Carr will be out 2-6 weeks with a fractured transverse process in his back. Del Rio now says Carr will return precisely two weeks after suffering the injury.

Via Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Del Rio reaffirmed that he anticipates that Carr will play on Sunday, when the Raiders host the Chargers.

That’s consistent with past absences from recent quarterbacks who suffered the same injury. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, who fractured a transverse process in a car accident, missed one game before returning. Former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo also missed one week after fracturing a transverse process during a game.

The Raiders started 2-0 but have lost three straight games, creating real questions about whether the team is as good as it was expected to be. It sparked a tense moment during Sunday’s post-game press conference when Del Rio was asked if his players “weren’t ready,” and it resulted in a confrontation between tackle Donald Penn and a fan.

Without Carr, the Raiders generated 245 yards of offense — 108 rushing and 137 passing. Marshawn Lynch had 43 yards on 12 carries, continuing his disappointing start (relative to past performance). EJ Manuel completed 13 of 26 passes for 159 yards and a touchdown, passing 15 rushing yards in his first start with the team.

Four days after the game against the Chargers, the Chiefs come to town for a Thursday night showdown. If the Raiders hope to contend for the division title, they’ll need to win that one.

32 responses to “Jack Del Rio believes Derek Carr will play on Sunday

  1. They need him but rushing him back could to be even worst long term than letting him heal. Don’t think it will matter to much the chiefs have owned that franchise under Andy Reid and I don’t foresee that changing anytime soon.

  2. Derek Carr may be too fragile to play big boy football in the NFL. Looking forward to having the Chargers’ offense face a poor defense on Sunday.

  3. Carr is going to get killed behind that crappy O-line we have this year. What happened in the off season? Too many people worrying about how to protest and not how to protect the QB??

  4. They could use the $$ Carr left on the table for a new defensive coordinator and head coach, because they suck.

  5. O-Line needs to show up and get their heads out of their backsides. Lynch actually gaining more than 50 on the ground would help too and if the defense could stop anyone every now and then.

  6. That’s great. I hope Carr can play. But I really hope the defense plays. Haven’t seen them suit up yet.

  7. cotroutslayer says:
    October 9, 2017 at 7:42 pm
    Carr is going to get killed behind that crappy O-line we have this year. What happened in the off season? Too many people worrying about how to protest and not how to protect the QB??
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    In the off season, Raider fans were too busy telling the world how many SBs they were going to win. Memba?

  8. Let him sit a few weeks. I want him to make it to Chiefs week, so they can finish him off for good. Easy money.

  9. Yay! Superman is back!

    QUARTERBACKS WITH A BETTER WINNING PERECNTAGE THAN DEREK CARR:

    Ryan Fitzpatick
    Mark Sanchez
    T.J. Yates
    Matt Moore
    Matt Schaub
    Drew Stanton
    Trevor Siemian
    Brock Osweiler
    Nick Foles
    Teddy Bridgewater………………should I continue?

  10. Better keep resting Carr.The Raiders overrated Offensive line has been getting whipped every Sunday. Manuel made some plays evading the pass rush yesterday, because of his athleticism.
    Carr would’ve been sacked 6 times yesterday.

  11. “QUARTERBACKS WITH A BETTER WINNING PERECNTAGE THAN DEREK CARR:

    Ryan Fitzpatick
    Mark Sanchez
    T.J. Yates
    Matt Moore
    Matt Schaub
    Drew Stanton
    Trevor Siemian
    Brock Osweiler
    Nick Foles
    Teddy Bridgewater………………should I continue?”

    And name ONE GM who would take any one of those guys over Carr!!! Puh-leaze! The eyes and QB rating don’t lie as wins are about the TEAM a QB is in… Or are you one of those geniuses that think it’s all about SB wins so of course Dilfer > Marino?

  12. pantherpro says:
    October 9, 2017 at 8:55 pm
    Viva Las Vegas. Raiders aint going anywhere this year but will be in Vegas in two years!

    Niners Empire

    0-5 Santa Clara

  13. And name ONE GM who would take any one of those guys over Carr!!! Puh-leaze! The eyes and QB rating don’t lie as wins are about the TEAM a QB is in… Or are you one of those geniuses that think it’s all about SB wins so of course Dilfer > Marino?
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    umm, who was the guy that said “Just Win, Baby!” Memba him? Carr aint winning, baby!

  14. radrntn says:
    October 10, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Hahahahahaha- the “jealous” haters are out in full force
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    Dude, not much to be jealous about.

  15. Letting Latavious Murray go was a big Mistake, letting last year’s offensive coordinator go was another big mistake, keeping cb Smith is a mistake any cb of the street is better than Smith and finally EJ Manuel is good but Colin Kaepernick is a better bet to win you games as a back up or a starter.

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