It hasn’t been a good year for the health of the Raider offensive linemen, and another one bit the dust on Sunday against the Steelers.
Early belief is Raiders OL Jon Feliciano suffered season-ending calf injury Sunday, source said. And yet he finished game. RG Gabe Jackson played through multiple ailments, too. https://t.co/Ivfj7kGRDr— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) December 10, 2018
Feliciano, who is the only Raider draft pick from 2015 still with the team, is a primary backup at both center and guard and his versatility has made him extremely valuable this year with all the injuries to the Raiders’ starting linemen. But the calf injury he suffered at the very end of the Steelers game on Sunday was severe enough that quarterback Derek Carr had to help him off the field after the final Raiders drive. Feliciano had toughed it out up to that point.
If Feliciano is indeed out for the remainder of the year, look for the Raiders to add another lineman. Feliciano’s future with the Raiders is unclear with his contract up after this season, and he’s certainly a candidate to be a cap casualty, but Feliciano’s utility and toughness could earn him another tour of duty in the Silver and Black.