Jacobs was limited in practice last week due to a toe injury and undisclosed illness. However, the latest report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport indicates the third-year pro is going to be able to play tonight.
Jacobs’ illness is non-COVID related, and he’s “trending toward playing,” according to Rapoport.
#Raiders RB Josh Jacobs, added to the injury report with a non-COVID illness is trending toward playing tonight, source said. Should be good to go. Side note: Las Vegas is 100% vaccinated as a team.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 13, 2021
If for some reason Jacobs is scratched from the lineup, Kenyan Drake will slot into the No. 1 running back role with veteran Peyton Barber providing support. The Raiders signed Drake to a free agent contract this offseason.
Jacobs, a first-round pick in 2019, has led Las Vegas in rushing each of the last two seasons and made the Pro Bowl as a rookie. For his career, Jacobs has 2,215 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns in 28 games.
The Raiders and Ravens will kick off tonight at 8:15 p.n. ET on ESPN.