Mack didn't play in the Pro Bowl due to a minor back concern, CSN Bay Area reports.
The specifics of Mack's back injury weren't revealed, but it doesn't sound as if it will hold him down for long. Look for the reigning Defensive Player of the Year to be ready to go for the start of offseason workouts in April.
Smith remains subject to the league's drug program, but will be reinstated given he stays on the right path throughout the coming weeks. He'll certainly add another pass-rushing presence to a
Carr's offseason focus will rightfully be rehabilitation on his right leg, but prior to the devastating injury, he was toughing out what was believed to be a dislocated finger at the time. In his first two games with the ailment in tow, he completed a measly 36 of 76 passes while averaging just short of 5.0 yards per attempt. He displayed increased comfort in his final two appearances, surpassing 60 percent passing in both outings, as he did in each of the first 11 contests of the year. After Carr went down for good in Week 16, the
Heeney is coming up on 13 weeks since having surgery and is about three weeks from being able to do contact work. He recorded 15 tackles in only four games for the Raiders in 2016, so his return to action should give a boost to Oakland's front seven.
Smith suffered a season-ending ankle injury in Week 4 and was later placed on injured reserve. He is arguably the Raiders' best blocking tight end and provides a boost to the running game when healthy. On the other hand, Smith amassed only six catches in four games before being injured, a sign that he is not a fantasy producer in Oakland's high-powered offense.