Raiders Injury Report: Trent Brown, Others Trending Upward For Game Against Vikings

The Oakland Raiders are dealing with a laundry list of players on the injury report heading into their matchup against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3 of the 2019 NFL season.

The most notable names currently on the list are undoubtedly right tackle Trent Brown and running back Josh Jacobs. Their participation in practice this week raised plenty of speculation regarding their status for the start of Oakland’s two-game road trip.

Jacobs was able to put himself on track to play by being listed as a limited participant in Wednesday’s practice while dealing with a groin injury. His status had seemingly taken a turn for the worst after he revealed on his recent social media posts that sickness had caused him to lose 10 pounds.

Although it is safe to assume he may have been exaggerating a bit with the amount of weight he lost, it will clearly be something to take note of ahead of their showdown in Minnesota. On top of everything, he will have his work cut out trying to find room to run against a formidable Vikings defense that has given up a mere two yards per carry so far this season.

If Jacobs is unable to handle his usual heavy workload, the Raiders could look to running backs Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington to help with the touches. He got in a full practice on Friday though and was removed from the injury report.

Meanwhile, Brown had been unable to practice since suffering a knee injury that forced him to miss the final stretch of the loss against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 2. Despite his inability to practice for much of the week, there does not seem to be too much concern coming out of Oakland.

He got in a full practice on Friday and is questionable, although head coach Jon Gruden said he expects him to play.

Aside from Jacobs and Brown, the other players that have been on the injury list this week include Dwayne Harris (ankle) and Gabe Jackson (knee). They are both listed as out so will miss Sunday’s game. Trevor Davis will likely handle return duties after being acquired from the Green Bay Packers.

Additionally, Vontaze Burfict (shoulder/knee), Corey Liuget (knee), P.J. Hall (illness), Denzelle Good (ankle) and Lamarcus Joyner (groin) are all listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report. There is a chance they are all good to go though, which means Liuget would be making his Raiders debut.

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