The Raiders nabbed Alabama RB Josh Jacobs with the 24th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft. Jacobs never led his college backfield in carries or touches, finishing his ‘Bama career with just 251 carries and 48 catches across 3 seasons. But he was plenty impressive when he got the rock, averaging 5.9 yards per carry and 11.9 yards per catch. The 5’10, 220-pounder is a smooth mover with plenty of power. And he’s super smooth in the passing game. Jacobs ranked 13th in this RB class in yards per route run last year, per Pro Football Focus. On the ground, he finished 7th in Elusive Rating, which measures a RB’s productivity beyond the blocking he receives. Jacobs has the look of a 3-down back as a pro — and he has a good shot to capture that role right out of the gate in an Oakland backfield sporting Isaiah Crowell and Jalen Richard.
Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder, illness) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the Broncos. DeAndre Washington gets another game as Oakland's lead back. He's compiled 202 yards and 2 TDs in 2 games without Jacobs this year.
Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder) is "unlikely" to play against the Broncos this weekend, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Oakland still has an outside shot at the playoffs with a win over Denver, but it'll again be DeAndre Washington as the lead back. He's racked up 37 carries and 10 targets in 2 games without Jacobs this season.
Update: Jacobs is listed as doubtful.
Raiders RB Josh Jacobs' leg surgery was to treat a "superficial skin infection," the team announced on Thursday. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that the procedure was "relatively minor" and is not expected to impact his availability for this weekend's game against the Broncos. Jacobs, of course, is still iffy for that one because of his fractured shoulder.
Raiders RB Josh Jacobs posted videos of himself in a hospital gown and with a bandage on his lower leg on Wednesday night. “Surgery went great fastest surgery ever," the rookie wrote. We don't have any other details on the situation right now. But between the surgery and his lingering shoulder injury, Jacobs seems unlikely to play in Sunday's finale against the Broncos.
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