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Thursday Injury Update: Daryl Worley will play on Sunday

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After sitting out for a week while battling a neck injury, Daryl Worley will be ready to play this Sunday according to defensive coordinator Paul Guenther.

After Raiders head coach Jon Gruden suggested that Worley would play a lot of snaps at safety after what he called a “sickening” overall defensive effort against the Tennessee Titans, monitoring his use figured to be interesting against the Jaguars.

But after he was ruled out, the team turned to a combination of Dallin Leavitt and Curtis Riley at safety while playing Nevin Lawson at Worley’s usual outside cornerback spot.

With Worley back in the fold, we will finally get to see exactly what role he plays. These last two weeks will be important in his evaluation for next season considering that his contract is up and the Raiders need to determine how much cash they’d be willing to shell out to bring him back.

Gabe (knee) Jackson did not participate after being limited on Wednesday, joining Richie Incognito (ankle) on the sideline. It’s understandable why the Raiders ruled Josh Jacobs out so quickly. With Trent Brown on IR and Incognito and Jackson both hurt, throwing Jacobs into the fire against Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram would feel suboptimal. Not to mention that Rodney Hudson is battling an ankle issue as well.