The Las Vegas Raiders released their second injury report ahead of their Week 2 matchup with the Buffalo Bills yesterday and, unfortunately, it didn’t bring any good news when it comes to wide receiver Jakobi Meyers’ availability for the game.
Meyers suffered a concussion toward the end of the Raiders’ season opener last week and is still in the league’s protocol as he missed his second practice in a row on Thursday.
The NFL doesn’t have a set timeline for players to clear concussion protocol, but a player in it must pass through five phases and their history with concussions plays a factor. In December of last season, Meyers suffered a head injury and missed the following game, so it feels like the signs are pointing toward him being out on Sunday.
That would be a big blow to the Raiders’ offense as the wideout led the team in receiving yards and caught both of the team’s touchdowns in Denver. Luckily for Las Vegas, they do have a couple of Pro Bowl receivers, Davante Adams and Hunter Renfrow, to turn to if Meyers gets ruled out. Adams had six catches for 66 yards last week while Renfrow was blanked and didn’t even draw a target.
The only other Raider who didn’t participate in Thursday’s practice was defensive end Chandler Jones, who continues to be away from the team due to ‘personal reasons’.
As for the Bills, they’ve only had one player listed on their injury report all week, center Mitch Morse, who was a full participant with an ankle injury.
In other Raiders’ links:
- Bigger role for Renfrow: offensive coordinator Mick Lombardi explained why the slot receiver’s stat line was underwhelming in Week 1, and he should be in for a bigger role this time around if Meyers doesn’t play.
- Coaching staff pleased with Jakorian Bennett: “Experience is a great teacher for all the young players. Get a chance to play in the NFL for the first time, get a chance to work the matchups, work the coverages, the tackling,” defensive coordinator Patrick Graham said this week.
- Khalil Mack shares thoughts on trade: “I took it very personal,” Mack said on Chris Long’s Green Light Podcast. “We didn’t have much on defense. I felt like everybody on offense was getting paid. ...So once I see they moved on from Jack Del Rio...and then the Gruden thing came up, and I was like ‘They even paying the coaches’.”
- Josh Jacobs looking to ‘knock the rust off’: “We had a lot of runs that was really close [to breaking],” Jacobs said, via ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez. “It’s just the small details. Not only that, man, I’ve got to knock the rust off, too. It was a few plays where I felt like I tripped up a little bit.