Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden said on Monday that he isn’t overly hopeful that running back Josh Jacobs and safety Johnathan Abram will be able to play in a key AFC matchup on Sunday at home against the Indianapolis Colts.
Both Jacobs and Abram missed the Raiders’ wild 31-28 win at the New York Jets on Sunday. Jacobs has an ankle injury and Abram is dealing with a knee ailment. Gruden said his concern is based off how both Jacobs and Abram looked last week, but the he did hold out some hope they will feel better in time to practice this Wednesday.
Gruden didn’t sound overly optimistic about the availability of rookie cornerback Damon Arnette for Sunday’s game, either. Arnette left early in the Jets game for the second straight week with a possible concussion. Gruden said on Monday that he is not sure if Arnette has a concussion and it might a shoulder/neck issues.
The team will try to get right tackle Trent Brown ready to play Sunday. He started practicing last week after being on the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list for several weeks.
Brown is back on the 53-man roster and defensive tackle Daniel Ross was released. He is expected to head to the Raiders’ practice squad if he clears waivers.