Jon Gruden “concerned” about injuries to rookie wideouts

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The Raiders headed into their Week Three game against the Patriots with one injured rookie wide receiver and they returned to Las Vegas with two of them.

Bryan Edwards hurt his ankle after making a catch in the 36-20 loss to New England that Henry Ruggs missed with a hamstring injury. Head coach Jon Gruden’s Monday update on their condition didn’t do much to suggest that they’re going to play against the Bills in Week Five.

“We are concerned about both those guys, but I’ll remain confident until otherwise notified,” Gruden said, via Vic Tafur of TheAthletic.com. 

The two rookies have only combined to catch nine passes at this point, but the Raiders would be better served by having all hands on deck as they try to become the first team to beat the Bills in 2020.

6 responses to “Jon Gruden “concerned” about injuries to rookie wideouts

  1. Yeah, Chucky still not getting it. Maybe be concerned with burning through four first rounders and you still don’t have a QB! Raiders got fleeced by the Bears, even with the Trubisky bust Bears made out ahead, Lool.

  2. Raiders breaking out the excuses early this season. Wait until week 8 or 10, Gruden’s body language and facial expressions on the sideline will be priceless when they’re getting blown out!

  3. he can be concerned about Ruggs and Edwards, but I have concerns about Tyrell Williams, Marcus Mariota, Tanner Muse, Nick Kwiatoski, Richie Incognito, Trent Brown, Rico Gafford, Daniel Ross, Damon Arnette and Denzelle Good injuries, and when and if they can play again. Seems like entire draft picks of Ruggs, Edwards, Muse, & Arnette are banged up. Smapson is filling in for incognito, and we traded Bowden. Difficult to evaluate this years draft picks when they cant play.

    Go Raiders- Next man up–keep activating guys from the practice squad.

  4. “Difficult to evaluate this years draft picks when they cant play.”

    That constitutes as a first year bust joe, see Kevin White.

  5. Are they wearing different cleats or something this year? I’m seeing so many leg injuries. Bosa, etc. I’m just wondering if they came out with a different cleat that maybe gets better traction. Maybe a little less traction is better for joints.

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