Once again, six different Oakland Raiders players did not practice this week, as the team prepares for its final home game of the year on Sunday. As the Silver & Black take on the Buffalo Bills, the team mostly will just try to avoid more injuries this late in a lousy two-win season that could be the final one for the franchise in Oakland.
It never seems to end for the 2014 Oakland Raiders: They always have a ton of players on the official injury report each week. That’s not the primary reason the Silver & Black can’t win a game, of course, but it’s been a consistent theme this year for the last winless team in the NFL.
The Oakland Raiders are 0-9 this season, and the Silver & Black have now lost their last 15 games dating back to the 2013 season. Is there any win in sight? Not as long as the defense continues to stink…and the offense continues to struggle. No one is really doubting the effort of the 2014 Raiders, but the results just aren’t there.
The number 12 overall pick in the 2012 draft will miss at least six games after he is placed on the physically unable to perform list by the team, the NFL’s Kevin Patra reports.
Terrelle Pryor’s knee injury is getting better, but Oakland will stick with Matt McGloin at quarterback for Sunday’s home game against Tennessee.
The Oakland Raiders placed first-round pick D.J. Hayden on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday after he underwent sports hernia surgery on his injured groin.
The Oakland Raiders had nine players on the official NFL injury report this week, but that’s nothing compared to the 18 players listed by their Week 11 opponents.
Oakland and New York take the field Sunday with a lot of injury questions and concerns, as both teams fight to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.
Oakland rookie cornerback D.J. Hayden has never played against Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. He figures the two will become well-acquainted Monday night in Denver.
D.J. Hayden will make his exhibition debut for Oakland on Friday night against the Chicago Bears in his first game action of any kind since a near-fatal practice collision ended his college career last November and raised questions about his future in the NFL.