It’s final, the Raiders will be without their only fullback for Sunday’s season opener in Tennessee. After missing his second week of practices, Jamize Olawale has been ruled OUT with a quad injury vs the Titans.
Also out, as expected is Keith McGill with a foot injury.
Questionable for the Raiders are rookie cornerback Gareon Conley, starting linebacker Cory James, and kicker Sebastian Janikowski.
Conley has practiced limited since he returned from a shin injury two weeks ago. I wouldn’t expect him to play Sunday as he missed more than two months of practice.
James’ status is a concern because the linebacking corps was already a major concern even with him available. Without him, it downright scary. Or rather, not scary at all if you’re the opposition. Rookie fifth round pick Marquel Lee is expected to start at one LB position and it would likely be Tyrell Adams starting should James be unable to go.
Janikowski’s back is enough of a concern that the Raiders signed Giorgio Tavecchio to the practice squad in case he is unable to play.