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Raiders are ‘hopeful’ Josh Jacobs can practice this week

Standout tailback has missed past two games

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While the Las Vegas Raiders got great production from backup running back Peyton Barber in a 31-28 overtime home win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, they may be getting closer to getting standout starting tailback Josh Jacobs back on the practice field.

Las Vegas coach Jon Gruden said Monday the team thinks Jacobs — who has missed the past two games with ankle and toe injuries — may practice this week. That, of course, would give him a good chance of playing in Week 4 when the 3-0 Raiders play at the Los Angeles Chargers on “Monday Night Football.”

“We’ll see how Josh Jacobs feels on the practice field this week,” Gruden said. “No predictions, but we’re hopeful we can get him on the grass at some point this week.”

Meanwhile, the Raiders cut undrafted rookie running back Trey Ragas, who was signed last week. He could end back up on the practice squad. The Raiders have an opening on the 52-man roster and they have four players eligible to come off the injured reserve, they are running back Jalen Richard, linebackers Nicholas Morrow and Javin White and cornerback Keisean Nixon. So, one of those players may soon take the 53rd spot on the roster.