The Las Vegas Raiders returned to work on Monday after a long weekend following their overtime win at the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day, and got more information on injuries suffered by tight end Darren Waller and rotational defensive end Carl Nassib.
Interim Raiders head coach Rich Bisaccia said both Waller and Nassib are “week-to-week” with knee injuries. However, Bisaccia didn’t discount the chance of them playing on Sunday at home against the Washington Football Team. On Waller, Bisaccia said the TE felt better the day after the game and he hopes he can continue to make progress this week.
Initially, the Waller injury looked bad, but NFL Media reported on Friday that he simply suffered a strained IT band, which is not a long-term injury,
Meanwhile, long snapper Trent Sieg was placed on the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list. It is not known if he will be able to play Sunday.
#Raiders place long snapper Trent Sieg on the COVID-19 list— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) November 29, 2021
Also, Bisaccia said he is hopeful starting cornerback Trayvon Mullen can return soon from the injured reserve. He’s been out since Week 4 with a toe injury. However, Bisaccia said linebacker Nicholas Morrow is still a ways off from returning. He’s been put all season with an ankle injury.
Backup linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski (ankle) could return this week, while backup cornerback Keisean Nixon (ankle) may continue to be out for a while.
#Raiders interim coach Rich Bisaccia says TE Darren Waller and DE Carl Nassib are both week-to-week with knee injuries. LB Nick Kwiatkoski (ankle) could be back this week. CB Keisean Nixon (ankle) is less certain. CB Trayvon Mullen (foot) should be designated for return from IR.— Tashan Reed (@tashanreed) November 29, 2021