Following the Raiders’ second preseason game, head coach Jon Gruden said the foot injury to Nicholas Morrow suffered in Thursday’s scrimmage with the Rams was a “concern.” Meanwhile, the Raiders had just watched fellow linebacker Javin White get hauled off the field on a cart with what looked to be a very serious injury.
Today, Gruden delivered an update on both linebackers that could be seen as bad news overall, especially for Morrow.
“They’re both going to be out for a while,” Gruden said of the timetable for White and Morrow. “Looks like Morrow will be out a little bit longer than White. So, that’s unfortunate. But we’ll have to continue to develop our young linebackers and perhaps find another.”
The first linebacker that comes to mind when considering finding another is former Seahawks LB KJ Wright. The one-time Pro Bowler worked under Gus Bradley in Seattle and visited the Raiders earlier this month, but has yet to decide where to sign. Money is usually a key point here and perhaps these injuries will have the Raiders upping their offer.
Also visiting the Raiders recently was veteran Mark Barron. The 31-year-old hasn’t played since 2019, spending much of last season the the Broncos injured reserve. He would figure to be a much cheaper option, but probably not as good of an option as Wright.
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