Las Vegas Raiders (still getting used to that) rookie wide receiver Henry Ruggs shined in last week's matchup against the Carolina Panthers, but he may be having a slight setback. Ruggs missed practice today with a knee issue, making his availability up in the air this week.
Ruggs has the benefit of having an extra day -- Las Vegas plays the New Orleans Saints on Monday night. If he doesn't practice tomorrow, I would not count on him being active for Week Two.
Quarterback Nathan Peterman is still on a team for some reason, but not at the rate he once was. The Las Vegas Raiders restructured his contract on Friday, guaranteeing him $1 million instead of his once-scheduled $2.133 million.
Peterman sits behind QBs Derek Carr and Marcus Mariota, and most likely will not get a shot. However, 2020 may be a different story, as most teams are electing to have three quarterbacks as an insurance policy.
Oakland Raiders NOPE Las Vegas Raiders quarterback (it's gonna take me a while) Derek Carr met with reporters on Tuesday, and when he was asked if he thought about opting out of the 2020 season, he had an interesting response.
First of all, that's not what they asked. Second, ever since his broken leg in 2016, Carr hasn't really looked like he has pre-leg break.
Not trying to be hater here... I swear. I just think actions speak louder than words in this instance. No one wants to hear you talk about how you feel disrespected when you're asked if you thought about opting out. He could have just said, "I always intended to play in 2020," or something along those lines.
Something is different this season though (other than the obvious) -- Marcus Mariota is behind him, and if Carr struggles, I have no doubt Mariota will be in there with something to prove as well. Carr always says he doesn't care what anyone thinks, clearly he does. Don't talk about it, be about it.
After murmurings have been going around all weekend, running back Jeremy Hill officially signed with the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday. He announced it himself, which is always a power move that I respect fully.
Hill hasn't played in the NFL for two seasons after tearing his ACL in 2018.
This is your absolute definition of a 'low-risk/high-reward' signing.
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