On Monday, Raiders coach Jon Gruden categorized the standout running back as “very questionable” to play on Sunday. By Thursday, though, there were multiple reports that Jacobs had gotten a glimmer of hope to play as he was reportedly on the practice field in the warm-up portion of the session.
Perhaps he will work more on Friday. Jacobs missed a Week 2 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday with a toe and ankle injuries. He was clearly affected by the woes in a Week 1 win over the Baltimore Ravens as Jacobs had just 34 yards on 10 rush attempts.
Jacobs left the field after the first portion of warmups inside the indoor facility. Will see if he's back out there once the team moves outside.— Tashan Reed (@tashanreed) September 23, 2021
However, after practice, the Raiders reported that Jacobs as not participating in practice. Perhaps he didn’t feel comfortable when he was on the field and the plans to work him were changed at the last minute.
We should get a more clear vision on Jacobs’ game status after practice on Friday. If he can’t play, Kenyan Drake and Peyton Barber will be the primary tailback again.
As expected, left guard Richie Incognito was out, once again, with a calf injury. He hasn’t played or practiced in a month. John Simpson will likely start for him again. The only changes on the injury report, was starting safety Johnathan Abram was added with an Achilles issue, but he practiced fully, and defensive end Yannick Ngakoue practiced fully after being limited by a hamstring injury Wednesday. He played in Week 2 after being injured in Week 1.
Yes, quarterback Derek Carr (ankle) and right tackle Alex Leatherwood (back) practiced fully for the second straight day and are on track, barring a setback, to play without issue Sunday.