Brandon Parker

Raiders OL Brandon Parker Could Be Out For The Year

Are the Las Vegas Raiders going to be short-handed soon along their offensive line? Well, they’re off to a rough start today, dealing with a couple of injuries. According to The Athletic’s Tashan Reed, two O-linemen are out: Alex Bars and Brandon Parker. The latter is a major concern.

The major topic of discussion following last week’s preseason opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars was the play of Parker. He played left tackle as Kolton Miller sat out. Regrettably, Parker was largely outclassed by this year’s number one pick, Travon Walker. The Raiders’ lineman once again proved he cannot handle stunts and while he played a position many thought he wouldn’t be seeing much of this year, it still raised red flags. Head coach Josh McDaniels acknowledged his struggles following the game but also appeared to be optimistic that Parker’s struggles could be rectified.

Could the Las Vegas Raiders be without Brandon Parker?

Nothing concrete from the Raiders’ organization has been released as of the time of this publication. However, there are many rumors circulating on social media that are worth mentioning. Formerly of The Raider Ramble, Matthew Fallon sent out a Tweet where he mentioned that Parker tore his triceps lifting weights. Phil Jones of NFL Digital Media also weighed in, mentioning that Parker could be out for the year though no specific injury was mentioned. Again, there’s no official confirmation from the organization just yet, but it’s going to be a fluid situation worth monitoring.

If it’s indeed true, the Raiders have suffered a notable blow to their O-line rotation. Perhaps this will force the team to look for an answer via free agency. Daryl Williams, anyone? There are options out there unless the team is confident in what they have in-house moving forward.

*Top Photo: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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