The Las Vegas Raiders find themselves in midweek preparations for the Denver Broncos, who are coming to town this Sunday. One of the lingering issues with the Silver and Black has been the injury bug. So far, it’s a mixed bag as far as who’s getting healthy, and one key contributor is still not practicing.
As most Raiders fans recall, heralded slot receiver Hunter Renfrow was on the wrong side of Isaiah Simmons’ hit that left him concussed. A hit that also resulted in the game-winning fumble recovery and score. Since then, No. 13 has not practiced. According to The Athletic’s Tashan Reed, Renfrow didn’t practice today, adding to speculation that he could be out for an extended period of time. Of course, that’s mostly cooler talk, but Renfrow’s ball security issues compounded by the disastrous hit have shed light on concerns regarding the Pro Bowler. Regardless, the passing attack was humming on Sunday versus the Tennessee Titans as Mack Hollins got additional looks, which he paid for in kind with a monster outing. For now, we will continue to monitor Renfrow’s health.
Breaking Raiders News: Andre James is making headway towards a return
Reed did share some positive news with regard to the Raiders’ offense. Andre James is continuing to practice with the team despite missing the last two contests. As some may recollect, James was practicing with a red non-contact jersey last week, so judging by today’s events, he might be inching closer to his much-awaited return. But what about the defense? According to Reed, there have been some positive developments on that end.
#Raiders C Andre James looks to be continuing to make practice. He’s missed the last two games due to a concussion and practiced with a red non-contact jersey last week but is practicing in a normal jersey today.
â€” Tashan Reed (@tashanreed) September 28, 2022
What about the defense?
Raider Nation can take solace in the fact that cornerback Rock Ya-Sin is practicing again. He suffered a knee injury on Sunday against the Titans. Needless to say, had his ailment been more serious, the cornerback group would’ve been severely depleted. Speaking of cornerbacks, Nate Hobbs didn’t practice today due to a concussion. That’s certainly going to be something everyone monitors as we get closer to the weekend. On a final positive note, linebacker Denzel Perryman was back at practice for the first time since being out after Week 1.
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