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Raiders injury report: Johnathan Abram among young players who could return against Dolphins

Las Vegas coach Jon Gruden hopes several players will be back in Week 16 when Miami comes to town

NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Las Vegas Raiders
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While the Derek Carr injury question is dominating the talk about the Las Vegas Raiders this week, there are several other players who could return on Saturday at home against the Miami Dolphins.

In addition to Carr, a number of key Las Vegas players returned to practice on Tuesday. While there are still big questions on whether who will exactly be able to play against the Dolphins, Raiders coach Jon Gruden said he is hopeful he will have his injury questions answered by Thursday.

Safety Johnathan Abram (concussion), cornerback Damon Arnette (concussion), linebacker Nicholas Morrow (concussion) and receiver Hunter Renfrow (concussion) all returned to practice on a limited basis,.

Defensive tackle Maliek Collins came off the injured reserve list and he may play this week. Defensive end Clelin Ferrell did not practice. He missed the Chargers’ game with a shoulder injury.

NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Las Vegas Raiders
Henry Ruggs III
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Gruden said rookie wide receiver Henry Ruggs III is on target to be lifted off the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list later this week. Gruden is unsure if Ruggs will be ready to play Saturday.

Defensive backs, Erik Harris, Daryl Worley and Isaiah Johnson are all on the COVID list and it is not known if any of those players will play Saturday. Practice squad pass-rusher David Irving in also on the COVID list.

Gruden also said there is a chance pass rusher Takk McKinley could make his Raiders’ debut Saturday. So, it’s safe to say this week’s injury report is a fluid situation.