The Las Vegas Raiders could be without one of the best offensive players in their season opener against the visiting Baltimore Ravens on Monday.
According to Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, running back Josh Jacobs is currently listed as questionable for tonight’s showdown at Allegiant Stadium.
Raiders running back Josh Jacobs is questionable for Monday’s game due to illness, the team announced Sunday.
Jacobs was limited in practice with a toe injury but did not have an injury designation on Saturday’s final injury report.
No details were provided on the nature of his illness.
Even with Jacobs on the field against the Ravens, Las Vegas had a tall task ahead of them on both sides of the football. Fortunately, the team brought in some insurance at the running back position in the offseason with two starting-caliber backs in Kenyan Drake and the recently signed Peyton Barber.
Although the Raiders would rather have their 23-year-old Pro Bowler coming out of the backfield on Monday night in Las Vegas, the team is still in good shape, with Drake likely getting the bulk of the carries if Jacobs is ultimately ruled out.
Last season, Jacobs racked up a career-high 12 rushing touchdowns for the Raiders to go with a second straight season of 1,000 rushing yards or more at 1,065. For the first time in his short career, he earned Pro Bowl honors and has become one of the best backs in the league only a few years removed from his time as the lead back for Alabama under Nick Saban.
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