The final injury report was released on Friday, and things are looking better for the Raiders. Tyrell Williams, Trent Brown, and Josh Jacobs all received the questionable tag. Jacobs seems like he could truly be a game-time decision. Here is what Jon Gruden said about the status of Jacobs.
”You know I don’t know,” said Gruden. “He’s a young player obviously; he’s got a shoulder, we are listing him as questionable. We expect him to play, but we’ll have to see how it goes.”
If Jacobs can’t go, it will be DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard, who will be expected to carry the load.
Gabe Jackson and Rodney Hudson did not practice on Wednesday. Both were limited on Thursday and practiced in full on Friday. Those two, along with Trent Brown, should be good to go on Sunday.
Tyrell Williams and Arden Key are also expected to return to action this week. Wide receiver and edge rusher are two positions that could use a boost. Their return to the lineup will be welcomed with open arms.
The Texans will be without three players. Deshaun Watson’s number two target, Will Fuller V, is out, as well as offensive lineman Tytus Howard and Greg Mancz. Swing tackle, Roderick Johnson is listed as questionable. The offensive line is not a strength of this Texans team; if Howard and Johnson are not available, a key matchup could be the Raiders edge rushers versus whoever will play right tackle for the Texans.
On defense, the Texan’s secondary is in rough shape. Three players are listed as questionable, including safety Tashaun Gipson Jr and cornerbacks Johnathan Joseph and Bradley Roby.
On one hand, only three Raiders players are QUESTIONABLE to play Sunday at Houston. On the other..,Josh Jacobs, Trent Brown and Tyrell Williams are pretty important players. https://t.co/g0mPmyGioh pic.twitter.com/0fUOce6XNg— Paul Gutierrez (@PGutierrezESPN) October 25, 2019