Mack notched his first sack of the season Sunday to go along with four tackles (three solo) in a win over the Jets. The Raiders controlled the time of possession during the contest, so Mack wasn't required to do all that much Sunday. The star defensive end saw 44 snaps (79 percent) in what likely will be one of his lighter workloads this season. He should be in line for heavier production in Week 3 when the Raiders take on the Redskins.
Mack notched three tackles (all solo) and one pass defensed during Sunday's win over the Titans. Mack was held in check without a sack, but two of his three tackles were for a loss of yardage. The reigning Defensive Player of the Year will have a much easier matchup in Week 2 against the Jets, who turned the ball over twice while scoring just 12 points in a loss to the Bills on Sunday.
Mack (knee) took part in Thursday's practice, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Mack's participation in practice three days in advance of the Raiders' season opener against the Tennessee should assuage any concern about the linebacker's availability for that contest. After racking up a combined 26 sacks, seven forced fumbles and 150 tackles the last two seasons, Mack looks primed for another year as one of the top IDP options along the defensive line.
Mack (knee) didn't practice Wednesday. This is the first time a knee injury has been reported, though Mack did miss some practices in early-to-mid August with an undisclosed issue. There will be serious cause for concern if he doesn't return in at least a limited capacity Thursday as the Raiders prepare for their regular-season opener in Tennessee. If Mack were to miss the game or even be limited, it would provide a major upgrade to an already favorable matchup for Marcus Mariota and the rest of the Titans' offensive players.
Mack (undisclosed) returned to practice Tuesday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Mack was sidelined all of last week with an undisclosed injury and did not play in last Saturday's preseason opener, though he did suit up for the contest. The Raiders likely wouldn't have let their defensive pillar participate in practice if he were at risk of further harm, so it can safely be assumed that Mack's in the clear moving forward.
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