Barber hurt his toe in last Monday night’s road loss at the Los Angeles Chargers. It was reported by NFL Media during the week that he would miss about three weeks. However, Barber did practice some Friday and was listed as questionable on the injury report. Perhaps he will play next week at the Denver Broncos. Starting Las Vegas running back Josh Jacobs is fully healthy for the first time since Week 1.
Reserve running back Jalen Richard is active for the first time this season after coming off the injured reserve this week, as is cornerback Keisean Nixon. He is needed with cornerbacks Trayvon Mullen and and Damon Arnette going on the injured reserve Saturday. Backup tight end Nick Bowers is active as well with Derek Carrier out for the season with a pec injury.
In addition to Barber, here are the Raiders’ other inactive players Sunday: Defensive end Malcolm Koonce, tackle Jackson Barton and defensive tackle Damion Square. Koonce, a third-round pick, can’t get himself on the field. Not great.
As expected, former Raiders’ star pass-rusher Khalil Mack is active. He was listed as questionable on the injury report Friday.