Sport Raiders designate Marcus Mariota to return from injured reserve

03:56  14 october  2021
03:56  14 october  2021 Source:   nbcsports.com

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Mariota (pectoral) participated in practice Wednesday, indicating the Raiders have designated him to return from IR. Mariota could be active for Sunday's game against the Bills and serve as Derek Carr's backup. Carr has been a solid QB thus far with 7.8 yards per attempt while completing 74 percent of passes, so Mariota likely won't see any playing time unless Carr suffers an injury .

When the Raiders signed Marcus Mariota this offseason, GM Mike Mayock was the first person to remind reporters he graded the former Oregon Duck as the top quarterback in the 2015 class. After being selected No. 2 overall by the Tennessee Titans, the "Flyin' Hawaiian" led his team to the playoffs and had several notable highlights, but with several coaching changes and injuries , Mariota seemed to lose his magic somewhere along the way, and eventually lost the starting job to Ryan Tannehill in 2019.

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The Raiders designated quarterback Marcus Mariota to return from injured reserve Wednesday, the team announced. He practiced 26 days after landing on IR with a quadriceps injury.

Mariota hurt his leg on a 31-yard run in the season opener, the only snap he played.

Mariota, the second overall choice of the Titans in the 2015 draft, went 17-of-28 for 226 yards with one touchdown and one interception last season in the only game he played in relief of Derek Carr.

With Mariota’s return, the Raiders cut quarterback Kyle Sloter from the practice squad. Cornerback Robert Jackson also was released. The Raiders signed defensive back Tony Brown and offensive tackle Dan Skipper to the practice squad.

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