Heading into the Raiders home finale, Josh Jacobs, Trent Brown, Daryl Worley, and Erik Harris have all been ruled as questionable.
Jacobs said he plans to play after increasing his workload across the last few days of practice. His insertion back into the starting lineup will give the offense a major boost.
While speaking with reporters, Jacobs suggested that he won’t need surgery on his fractured right shoulder and will simply need to rest up for a month-and-a-half or more for it to properly heal.
Head coach Jon Gruden suggested that Worley is “very questionable” with a neck injury. With Worley originally expected to play a hefty amount of reps at safety, Dallin Leavitt may now be thrust into a starting role after the Raiders cut D.J. Swearinger early this week.
Brown (pectoral) has been one of the top right tackles in the NFL this season. If he is unable to play, expect Brandon Parker to fill in once again. Parker was horrid during his rookie season, but played well enough in Brown’s stead against the Titans to warrant another opportunity.
Hunter Renfrow, on the other hand, has been ruled out despite getting some limited practice reps in the last few days. The Raiders initially expected him to come back from a broken rib for Week 16 against the Chargers, and he seems to be right on track.