Exhale, Raider Nation.
Josh Jacobs and Darren Waller were on the practice field Friday in Henderson, Nevada.
Josh Jacobs and Darren Waller are back at practice today for the #Raiders— Tashan Reed (@tashanreed) September 25, 2020
That is a strong indication both players will be able to play Sunday at the New England Patriots. Both Jacobs and Waller missed practice Wednesday and Thursday after being banged up in the Raiders’ 34-24 home win over the New Orleans Saints on Monday night. Jacobs had a hip issue and Waller had a knee injury.
Yet, barring setbacks, expect both Jacobs and Waller on the field against the Patriots. That is huge news, of course, since they are the Raiders’ biggest offensive weapons. Jacobs and Waller are huge reasons why the Raiders have scored 34 points in both of their wins.
We'll see what today's practice brings, but I'm told #Raiders are optimistic that RB Josh Jacobs (hip), TE Darren Waller (knee) will be available at #Patriots.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) September 25, 2020
LB Nick Kwiatkoski (pectoral) and RT Trent Brown (calf) have missed the last 5 practices going back to week 1.#LVvsNE
UPDATE: Raiders’ coach Jon Gruden said both Jacobs and Waller are questionable to play Sunday.
Meanwhile, the news doesn’t appear to be as promising for right tackle Trent Brown (calf) and middle linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski (pec). Neither player has practiced since being hurt in a week 1 win at Carolina. Sam Young is healthy and will probably play for Brown. If not, Denzelle Good, will play if Brown can’t. Good could also start for injured guard Richie Incognito, Nicholas Morrow is set to play for Kwiatkoski as he did against the Saints.
UPDATE: Brown and Kwiatkoski are out Sunday.