Gabe Jackson’s season ended today officially. The fifth years starting guard has been sent to injured reserve due to what Gruden referred to as a serious elbow injury.
Jackson suffered the injury in the week 14 win over the Steelers. He was inactive last Sunday against the Bengals and with just two games remaining, the Raiders decided to shut him down.
Recently signed guard/tackle Denzelle Good replaced Jackson in the game and would be expected to continue those duties for the remainder of the season.
Along with Jackson’s IR designation, the team waived linebacker Emmanuel Lamur. He was at one time this offseason the first team linebacker, but saw his playing time dwindle throughout the season.
To fill the open roster spots, the team called up defensive back Rico Gafford and defensive tackle Gabe Wright from the practice squad.
Gafford is an undrafted rookie out of Wyoming who was originally signed by the Titans this offseason. The 5-foot-10, 184-pounder is a versatile defensive back who has spent the entire season on the Raiders practice squad.
Wright was originally a 4th round pick in the 2015 draft by the Lions. The 6-foot-3, 309-pound defensive tackle spent just his rookie season with the Lions before playing with the Browns in 2016 and the Dolphins in 2017. He has appeared in 13 career games with one start, recording 13 tackles (nine solo). He too has been on the Raiders practice squad all this season.