Sport Raiders concerned Marcus Mariota, Yannick Ngakoue may have suffered long-term injuries
Raiders place backup QB Marcus Mariota on IR with quad injury
Nathan Peterman will now likely back up starting quarterback Derek Carr. Subscribe to Yardbarker's Morning Bark, the most comprehensive newsletter in sports. Customize your email to get the latest news on your favorite sports, teams and schools. Emailed daily. Always free! Sign up now ▸More must-reads:Raiders RB Josh Jacobs ruled out vs.
The Raiders won their first game of the season in thrilling fashion, but it may have been costly.
In his Tuesday press conference, head coach Jon Gruden said the team is concerned that edge rusher, quarterback , defensive tackle , and guard may have suffered long-term injuries.
Ngakoue, Las Vegas’ most significant free-agent signing in the offseason, injured his hamstring during Monday’s game. McCoy had to be carted off the field with a knee injury.
“Hopefully Yannick is not as seriously injured as he possibly can be —,” Gruden told reporters. “Losing McCoy is a big loss to our leadership network and our D-line.”
Raiders' Carl Nassib makes history and has huge play in his first game since publicly coming out
Not only did Carl Nassib make history as NFL's first active, openly gay player to appear in a game, he caused fumble that set up Raiders' winning TD.“And I won’t forget this one,’’ he said Monday night.
Mariota took a designed quarterback run 31 yards on third-and-1 early in the game, but was unable to play for the rest of the contest. While Mariota is Las Vegas’ backup quarterback, Gruden apparently had significant plans for the 2015 No. 2 overall pick.
“Yeah, we lost a big part of our offense,” Gruden said. “Hopefully it’s not going to linger on. He missed the whole preseason with a quad strain. He strained it again last night. The severity of that injury kept him out of the game. it’s too bad — it was a 31-yard gain to really give us an element we haven’t really had around here.”
The Raiders travel to face the Steelers on Sunday, playing in the early window on a short week.
originally appeared on
Raiders contacted Bears about trade for edge rusher Khalil Mack? .
The new MSN, Your customizable collection of the best in news, sports, entertainment, money, weather, travel, health, and lifestyle, combined with Outlook, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, and more.