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.
So much for staying healthy after the bye week. The Oakland Raiders’ official injury list almost doubled this week from last, as eight players are nursing sore body parts. How that will impact Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals at the Coliseum is still not clear.
The NFL bye week always is a welcomed sight for injured players, and the Oakland Raiders used their bye week to get a lot healthier—especially on the defensive side. This is good, as next up for the Silver & Black is a visit from the San Diego Chargers and their high-powered offense.
When you’re picked by everyone to finish last in your division, it’s a good thing to be heading into Week 1 of the NFL season with a healthy roster.
The Oakland Raiders will be done for the 2013 season when that final whistle blows on Sunday afternoon at the O.co Coliseum, but the Denver Broncos have their sights set on the Super Bowl.
Oakland’s roster is pretty healthy right now, which is good news as the Raiders host the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday and try to get back to .500 on the 2013 season.
Safety Tyvon Branch is the only key player for the Oakland Raiders that could be a setback when the Silver and Black play against the Denver Broncos.
The left tackle issue for the Oakland Raiders is still at large. However, the issue will not or should not be a problem against the Jacksonville Jaguars for week 2.
The Raiders lost a lot of men to injury during training camp, but one man’s absence in particular may cost them the game against the Colts.
On Thursday, the native of Manchester, England, will make his first start in the NFL at left tackle – a position he’d never played before until this week – in front of one of the league’s most hostile road crowds.