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Raiders place Marcus Mariota on injured reserve

It was known that the Raiders wouldn’t have quarterback Marcus Mariota for multiple weeks, given the quad injury he suffered during his lone snap on Monday night. He’ll miss at least three weeks. Per multiple reports, Mariota has landed on injured reserve. Mariota aggravated the injury at the end of a 31-yard run. The Raiders [more]

NFL Week Two injury report roundup: A lot of question marks for the Ravens

Week Two of the 2021 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by Washington and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final injury [more]

Josh Jacobs ruled out, Yannick Ngakoue expected to play in Week Two

The Raiders won their season opener with a thrilling victory over the Ravens. Now they’ll have to travel across the country and play without their top running back. Head coach Jon Gruden told reporters in his Friday press conference that Josh Jacobs (toe/ankle) is out for Sunday’s matchup against the Steelers. After missing the first [more]

PFT’s 2021 hot-seat watch, Week Two

I’m trying to be a little more positive. And I’m currently positive that, when the 2021 regular season ends, coaches and General Managers will be fired. Usually, it’s more than a few. Every Friday, we’ll look at the guys who are, who may be, and/or who are believed to be in danger, grave or otherwise. [more]

Josh Jacobs did not practice Thursday

Raiders running back Josh Jacobs was questionable for Week One with an illness, but now he’s been held out of the first two practices of Week Two. Jacobs (toe/ankle) is just one of several Las Vegas players who didn’t participate in Thursday’s session. Guard Richie Incognito (calf), linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski (concussion), safety Roderic Teamer (ankle), [more]

Gus Bradley: Clelin Ferrell handled being inactive like a “true pro”

Raiders defensive end Clelin Ferrell was inactive for Week One, with Las Vegas electing to make the fourth overall pick of the 2019 draft a healthy scratch. On Thursday, defensive coordinator Gus Bradley said Ferrell could see the field against Pittsburgh in Week Two. But there are no guarantees for the Clemson product beyond that. [more]

Bobby Wagner wishes K.J. Wright was still with the Seahawks

One year before the Seahawks drafted linebacker Bobby Wagner, they drafted linebacker K.J. Wright. Wagner is still there, but Wright is now gone. Wagner was impressed with what he saw from Wright during his debut with the Raiders. “The 34 actually looked better than I thought,” Wagner said of Wright and his homage (intentional or [more]

Darren Waller can become first tight end in NFL history with five straight 100-yard games

Raiders tight end Darren Waller can earn himself a unique place in NFL history on Sunday. Waller has at least 100 receiving yards in four consecutive regular-season games. If he reaches 100 yards again on Sunday in Pittsburgh, he’ll be the first tight end ever to have five consecutive 100-yard games. Four tight ends have [more]

Mike Tomlin: Working for Jon Gruden as a young coach helped me in a big way

It’s been a long time, but when Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was just beginning his NFL coaching career, he worked for his next opponent. Tony Dungy hired Tomlin to coach Tampa Bay’s defensive backs in 2001. But Jon Gruden kept Tomlin in his position when he took over as head coach in 2002, as [more]

Raiders lose Marcus Mariota for multiple weeks

The Raiders had hoped to incorporate backup quarterback Marcus Mariota regularly in their offense this season. That lasted all of one play. Mariota played one snap on Monday night and ran for 31 yards, but he aggravated a quadriceps injury and now will miss multiple weeks, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The Raiders [more]

Josh Jacobs, Carl Nassib among Raiders that would have missed practice Wednesday

The Raiders’ injury reporting heading into and during Week One have been scrutinized and that or the turnaround from playing on Monday night may be a reason why 17 players landed on the estimated practice report that kicks off Week Two. Defensive end Carl Nassib is one of the players who would not have practiced [more]

Raiders signing Jordan Simmons off of Seahawks practice squad

The Raiders are going to be without Week One right guard Denzelle Good for the rest of the season, so they are making a move to bolster their offensive line group. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that they are signing guard Jordann Simmons off of the Seahawks practice squad. The move will become official [more]

PFT’s 2021 MVP watch, Week Two

It’s time for a new in-season feature, given the constant interest (especially from a wagering standpoint) in the annual NFL MVP award. Every Wednesday, we’ll list our current favorites for the ultimate prize in the NFL, along with the PointsBet odds for the finalists, those on the watch list, and those whom we regard as [more]

Ben Roethlisberger: My elbow feels great, which is encouraging and positive

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger made it through last season healthy. He started the team’s first 15 games before sitting out in Week 17 because Pittsburgh had already clinched a playoff berth. But he’s still not too far removed from elbow surgery in 2019, having missed all but two games that year. After the Steelers’ season-opening [more]

Raiders failed to provide in-game injury update for Marcus Mariota

The Raiders didn’t fail to disclose the Clelin Ferrell back injury before Monday night’s game against the Ravens. During the contest, however, the Raiders failed to disclose quarterback Marcus Mariota‘s in-game injury. Mariota entered for one snap, ran the ball 31 yards, and left. Coach Jon Gruden told reporters on Tuesday that Mariota had been [more]

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