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Sport Raiders designate Marcus Mariota to return from injured reserve

03:56  14 october  2021
03:56  14 october  2021 Source:   msn.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 .

Mariota was placed on injured reserve on Sept. 7. The highly anticipated quarterback was signed to back up Derek Carr and help push the offense forward. Mariota signed a two-year, .6 million free-agent contract with the Raiders in March, which made him the highest-paid backup quarterback in With the corresponding move, the Raiders cut quarterback DeShone Kizer from the practice squad and signed wide receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El to the practice squad. The Raiders will move on with three quarterbacks on their roster and hope the rest of the injured players return to the team soon.

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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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