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Raiders-Texans Wednesday injury report: Josh Jacobs misses practice with ‘legitimate shoulder’ injury

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NFL: Oakland Raiders at Green Bay Packers Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Today’s injury report brought some good news and some concerns. After missing last Sunday’s game in Green Bay, both Trent Brown and Tyrell Williams practiced today, though both were limited and their status is still uncertain. Dwayne Harris, who has missed the past four games, practiced full.

Missing from practice were several starters including Josh Jacobs, Gabe Jackson, and Rodney Hudson.

Jacobs banged up his shoulder early in the game against the Packers. Some believe it occurred on the very first play in which he laid a charge in the a Packers’ safety. After a brief exit, he returned and played the rest of the game which would suggest he could just be rehabbing and would be good to go against the Texans, but that remains to be seen.

Gruden said Jacobs was “shot up” in order to keep playing in the game, but he made it clear Jacobs’s absence isn’t just rest or precaution, but that it is a “legitimate” shoulder injury, so he will be one to watch as the week goes on.

“He hurt his shoulder. He’s got a legitimate shoulder [injury],” Gruden said of Jacobs. “He got hurt in the Green Bay game and he got it shot up. He’s still very sore and we’ll list him as questionable for the game.”

Jackson returned from a knee injury (MCL) for his first game back on Sunday. He missed practice with a knee injury and the hope is that it isn’t an aggravation of any kind.