As players reported to training camp on Tuesday, the Raiders made a couple of injury designations by putting veteran linebacker Marquel Lee (pictured above) on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list, and undrafted rookie free agent wide receiver Siaosi Mariner on the Active/Non-Football Illness list.
No other Raiders players were listed with any injury issues. That suggests No. 12 overall draft pick, wide receiver Henry Ruggs III, has recovered from a thigh cut he received in June while moving house. It was reported that he would be ready by training camp and Tuesday’s lack of medical movement indicates he is, indeed, fine. Ruggs is expected to have a major role this season.
The Raiders did not disclose the ailments Lee and Mariner are dealing with. These procedural moves Tuesday do not necessarily mean and Mariner are dealing with. These procedural moves Tuesday do not necessarily mean they will be out for the long term, they can be lifted from the list during training camp. With the Raiders not hitting the practice field for a few weeks, there is plenty of time for them to both recover and make a push to make the team.
Lee is likely going to be a reserve at linebacker and Mariner’s best path is probably the practice squad.
UPDATE: Rookie receiver Bryan Edwards is ready to go, as expected, as well.
On #Raiders rookie Bryan Edwards: He has recovered from the broken foot that he suffered in Feb while working out for the combine + is ready to go.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) July 28, 2020
He'll line up in camp behind Tyrell Williams, but could start in 2021. The gtd money in the Williams contract expires after 2020.