Aggravates quad injury in opener
Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said Mariota aggravated a strained quadriceps during his 31-yard run in the first quarter of Monday's 33-27 overtime win over the Ravens, Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Mariota created a big gain with his legs on his lone snap of the day, and Gruden suggested the quarterback likely would have been featured in a few more packages over the course of the game had he not suffered the injury. The Raiders aren't yet aware of the extent of Mariota's injury, but Gruden said he fears the No. 2 signal-caller could be headed for a long-term absence after the quad issue kept him sidelined for the entire preseason, per Vic Tafur of The Athletic. If Mariota isn't available for the Raiders' Week 2 game in Pittsburgh and beyond, Nathan Peterman would serve as the backup to starter Derek Carr.
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Drake is expected to lead the Raiders backfield Sunday against the Dolphins with teammate Josh Jacobs (ankle) listed as questionable, Tashan Reed of The Athletic reports.
Jacobs (ankle) is considered doubtful for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
Jacobs (ankle) didn't practice Thursday, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Jacobs (toe/ankle) didn't practice Wednesday, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
Carr (ankle) was a full practice participant Wednesday and should be ready for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
Renfrow caught five of seven targets for 57 yards Sunday in the Raiders' 26-17 win over the Steelers. He also returned two punts for 26 yards.
Edwards caught three passes on as many targets for 40 yards in Sunday's 26-17 win over the Steelers.
Coach Jon Gruden said Monday that Jacobs (toe/ankle) is day-to-day and "very questionable" to face the Dolphins in Week 3, Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Carr underwent an MRI on his ankle Monday and is uncertain for Week 3's matchup against the Dolphins, Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Carr completed 28 of his 37 pass attempts for 382 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's Week 2 win over the Steelers.