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We saw some funky usage in the Raiders backfield in Thursday night's Hall of Fame game. QB Derek Carr, WR Davante Adams and TE Darren Waller got the night off, but RB Josh Jacobs played the first 2 series, tallying 5 carries and 2 targets. "I always think it's good for (running) backs to carry the ball in the preseason," HC Josh McDaniels said afterward. “There’s a lot of things that happen when you’re getting tackled and hit that you can’t simulate in practice." Ameer Abdullah and Zamir White were the next 2 RBs in the game for the Raiders -- then came Kenyan Drake. We're not going to read too much into any of this just yet, but we're definitely keeping a closer eye on this backfield going forward.

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Raiders RB Josh Jacobs went off in Week 4, torching the Broncos for 144 yards and 2 scores on 28 attempts. With 5 catches (6 targets), Jacobs actually set a career-high with 34 opportunities. Vegas never trailed after the 1st quarter, so his passing-game usage is encouraging. He’s actually caught 5 balls in back to back games. On the ground, Jacobs continued to make the most of his opportunities behind a surprisingly-effective O-line. He’s now up to 4.8 YPC through 70 carries. The contract-year back will look to keep rolling Monday night at Kansas City.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs shook off an illness that rendered him questionable for Sunday's game and again dominated backfield work. He handled 13 of Las Vegas' 16 RB carries and beat Brandon Bolden 6-2 in targets. Bolden was the only other RB to see the field. He trailed Jacobs by 20 total snaps and 9 routes. Jacobs ran for a decent 66 yards on his 13 attempts and caught 5 balls for 31 yards. He narrowly missed reaching the end zone on a 2nd-quarter run that set up Davante Adams' short TD catch.

11:36am EDT 9/25/22

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (illness) is active for today’s game vs. the Titans. He didn't practice on Thursday or Friday – and then traveled to Tennessee by himself yesterday. But he evidently felt good enough in pregame warmups to play.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (illness) will play vs. the Titans today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Jacobs evidently felt good enough after working out pregame. There's still a chance that he's unable to handle a full workload today after missing practice on Thursday and Friday with an illness.

NFL Network's Steve Wyche hears that Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (illness) will work out prior to today's game vs. the Titans. He'll then presumably decide whether he can play after missing practice on Thursday and Friday. We'll get Vegas' inactives around 11:30 am ET. Jacobs might be at risk of a limited workload if he suits up. If not, the Raiders would be down to RBs Zamir White, Brandon Bolden and Ameer Abdullah.

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