The Raiders took Wednesday off for the holiday, but when they returned to practice, six starters were unable to participate. That long list includes Josh Jacobs, Richie Incognito, Gabe Jackson, Lamarcus Joyner, Trayvon Mullen and Tyrell Williams.
That’s four key offensive starters and a pair of the Raiders most important members of the secondary.
Mullen (neck/consussion) suffered a gnarly injury while colliding with Curtis Riley in coverage in the fourth quarter against the Chargers last Sunday. He was stretchered off the field, but was able to return to Oakland with the team after receiving medical attention.
If Mullen is unable to play, expect to see a lot of Keisean Nixon on Sunday.
After dealing with a hamstring issue for the past handful of weeks, Joyner pulled up lame in the second half on Sunday and is listed with a calf/quad injury.
If the duo were to sit on Sunday, the only true starter in the secondary left would be Daryl Worley, who recently had his own stint on the injury report.
While many players were out today, head coach Jon Gruden suggested that Friday’s practice will be a better indicator of who is available or not, saying, “Tomorrow is a big day for the Raiders. We’ll see who’s up and who’s not.”