The Raiders were encouraged by the results of starting quarterback Derek Carr's MRI and have informed quarterback Christian Ponder he will not be signed at this time unless Carr has a setback, according to ESPN. An earlier report from ESPN stated Carr was unlikely to play Week 2 against the Ravens. NFL Network is reporting Carr has a bruised thumb. Carr sustained the injury in the second quarter of Sunday's season-opening loss to the Bengals. He was replaced by Matt McGloin, who would likely start in Carr's absence.
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr will undergo an MRI on his injured hand Monday, but the team isn't expecting the second-year quarterback to play Week 2 against the Ravens, sources told ESPN. Carr suffered a bruised thumb, according to NFL Network. X-rays were negative, but the team is waiting on MRI results. His status will depend on if the swelling reduces. Carr sustained the injury in the second quarter of Sunday's season-opening loss to the Bengals. He was replaced by Matt McGloin, who would likely start in Carr's absence. However, the Raiders have reached out to Christian Ponder, who is interested in returning to Oakland, per ESPN. Ponder was released when Oakland reduced its roster to 53 at the end of the preseason.
Raiders backup quarterback Matt McGloin was thrust into action against the Bengals on Sunday after starter Derek Carr left the game with a hand injury. McGloin stepped into the role and completed 23 of 31 passes for 142 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. McGloin completed two touchdown passes to fullback Marcel Reece late in the fourth quarter when the game was out of reach. The Raiders will play the Ravens Week 2.
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Bengals after suffering an apparent hand injury, reports SI.com. Carr had to head to the locker room to receive treatment on his hand. He was replaced by Matt McGloin. Carr's return is questionable
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was sent home from Tuesday's practice because he was sick, reports ESPN.com. Coach Tony Sparano said he hopes Carr will return Wednesday ahead of Sunday's visit to Denver. With Carr out, Matt Schaub and Matt McGloin split first-team reps. Carr has thrown for 3,112 yards and 20 touchdowns against 11 interceptions, including six scores and no picks in his past three games.
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