#Raiders starters Trent Brown, Henry Ruggs III, Bryan Edwards and Damon Arnette remain out today. Would imagine Arnette joins Richie Incognito on injured reserve soon after having surgery on his broken thumb yesterday.— Tashan Reed (@tashanreed) October 2, 2020
Raiders coach Jon Gruden said on Friday that Brown is getting closer to being ready to play, but he is doubtful to to be on the field come Sunday. Brown has been out since the first series of the season opener with a calf injury. If he doesn’t play Week 4, it would be Brown’s eighth missed game in 20 games with the Raiders.
He signed a four-year, $66 million deal in free agency in March 2019, making it the richest deal for an offensive lineman in NFL history. On Monday, Gruden said he was hopeful Brown could play against the Bills — however, he hasn’t practiced all week. Gruden said Sam Young will play for Brown on Sunday. Denzelle Good was playing when Young was out with a groin injury. Good could play left guard in front of John Simpson with Richie Incognito out.
Raiders starting wide receivers Bryan Edwards (ankle) and Henry Ruggs III (hamstring) also haven’t practiced all week. On Friday, after practice, Gruden said Edwards (who could miss multiple games) is out Sunday and Ruggs is doubtful to play. Gruden also said rookie, cornerback Damon Arnette will go on the injured reserve. He had thumb surgery on Thursday and will likely miss six to eight weeks.
It appears middle linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski is on track to play for the first time since Week 1 when he hurt his pec. He has practiced some all week and Gruden said there is a good chance he will play barring a setback. Safety Johnathan Abram is questionable to play with shoulder and thumb worries. But he has practiced on a limited basis all week. Backup defensive tackle Daniel Ross is out with a foot injury.