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Josh Jacobs, Darren Waller are active in New England

Hobbled Raiders get a boost on offense

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Las Vegas Raiders Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Raiders will have their two biggest offensive weapons on the field Sunday at New England as running back Josh Jacobs and tight end Darren Waller are active.

Both players missed Wednesday and Thursday’s practice, but practiced on Friday. Jacobs was dealing with a hip injury and Waller had knee issues. They are the team’s most productive weapons.

This is good news for a Raiders’ team that is battered with injuries. They will try to improve to 3-0 without rookie receiver Henry Ruggs III (knee/hamstring), right tackle Trent Brown (calf), left guard Richie Incognito (he is on the injured reserve with an Achilles injury) and middle linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski (pec).

Meanwhile, the NFL Network explains that Las Vegas safety Johnathan Abram escaped a big injury scare last week.

In addition to Ruggs, Brown and Kwiatkoski, the Raiders’ other inactive players Sunday are cornerbacks Amik Robertson and Madre Harper, defensive tackle Kendall Vickers and right tackle Sam Young. Linebacker Kyle Emmanuel and rookie cornerback Harper were added to the active roster Saturday.

It appears Denzelle Good will start at right tackle and John Simpson will play in Richie Incognito’s place.