Las Vegas Raiders left tackle Kolton Miller missed the third game of his career last week with shoulder and abdomen injuries, leaving the Raiders to ask Jermaine Eluemunor to flip sides of the center and rookie Thayer Munford to start at right tackle.
The Silver and Black managed to get by with 298 net passing yards and Derek Carr was only sacked once in a 22-16 overtime victory over the Denver Bronocs. However, the team and Carr likely don’t want to tempt fate with Uchenna Nwosu, who has seven sacks on the year, awaiting in Seattle. The good news is Miller practiced yesterday, albeit he was limited and he was limited every day last week and didn’t play.
The rest of the Raiders’ injury report was pretty light with linebacker Luke Masterson (ribs) being the only other player listed and was also limited.
Meanwhile, Seattle had a couple of players miss practice, wide receiver Dee Eskridge (hand) and defensive end L.J. Collier (illness), with two others listed as full participants. Linebacker Cody Barton (foot), brother of Raiders offensive lineman Jackson Barton, and safety Ryan Neal (ankle).
Miller’s return wasn’t the only piece of good injury news to become official yesterday. Cornerback Nate Hobbs was designated to return from injured reserve with a broken hand. The team has three weeks to activate him and head coach Josh McDaniels said they’ll make a decision on Hobbs later this week. Las Vegas could certainly use their top corner in the lineup against the likes of DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett.
In other Raiders links:
- Relive Bo Jackson’s tunnel run: NFL.com posted a tribute piece to the iconic 91-yard touchdown run.
- Josh McDaniels on Davante Adams: “He’s a unique player, very difficult no matter where you put him,” via our Bill Williamson.
- A late-season run?: the Raider Ramble gets the fanbase’s hopes up...
- Josh Jacobs no. 1: Las Vegas’ running back is PFF’s highest-graded player at the position through Week 11.