The shots to the Las Vegas Raiders offensive line depth just kept on coming on Sunday. In the third quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, right guard Gabe Jackson was ejected for unnecessary roughness, after getting too physical with William Gholston.
The Raiders scored a touchdown on the play that Jackson was ejected on, on a 1-yard touchdown pass from Derek Carr to Darren Waller. There were some extracurricular activities following the score, and after the referees reviewed the play Jackson was ejected.
Officials reviewed the play and ejected G Gabe Jackson for unnecessary actions. Looked like Jackson went to separate players from a pile. https://t.co/hyayoZqJPb— Omar Ruiz (@OmarDRuiz) October 25, 2020
Jackson was seen doing some shoving in the aftermath, but nothing that looked too egregious. However, he didn’t seem to fight the penalty too much, so perhaps there was an angle that the refs had that wasn’t shown on the broadcast.
Rookie Josh Simpson is expected to replace Jackson.
Rookie John Simpson sitting in Jackson's spot as a RG on the bench with #Raiders O-line...— Paul Gutierrez (@PGutierrezESPN) October 25, 2020
It’s just another blow to the Raiders offensive line, who weren’t able to practice their starters all week due to coronavirus concerns. In addition to that, right tackle Trent Brown is not playing due to the reserve/COVID-19 list, and his replacement, Sam Young, was injured in the second quarter.