The Raiders placed an original-round tender on Peterman (elbow) on Monday, Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Peterman failed to suit up during the 2019 season after an elbow injury forced him to injured reserve. The 25-year-old stands to make $2.1 million with the Raiders, but they would stand to receive a fifth-round pick back as compensation should they not match an impending contract offer from another team.
Peterman (elbow) is not eligible to return from injured reserve in 2019 after the Raiders chose to activate Marquel Lee on Monday, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. There was a small chance Peterman could've been activated from IR at some point after his stellar preseason, but those hopes have now been extinguished. The 25-year-old is a restricted free agent in 2020, but it's not necessarily a guarantee that Peterman will return to the Raiders next season.
Peterman was placed on injured reserve Monday with a small tear in the supporting ligament in his elbow, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Peterman had an impressive preseaon for the Raiders as he completed 71.4 percent of his passes for 475 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions while also rushing 12 times for 78 yards. The 25-year-old remained behind Derek Carr and Mike Glennon on the depth chart, but there was the potential for him to receive another look elsewhere if the Raiders waived him. Instead, Peterman will move to IR while he recovers from the ligament injury.
Peterson completed 23 of 37 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday's preseason win over the Packers. The former Bill led the Raiders' offense on two scoring drives in the fourth quarter to engineer a comeback victory, finding De'Mornay Pierson-El for a seven-yard TD with a little over five minutes left in the game and then guiding the team into field-goal range for Daniel Carlson's 33-yard game-winner inside the final 10 seconds. Peterman remains stuck behind Derek Carr (who got the night off) and Mike Glennon (who played the first quarter Thursday) on the Oakland depth chart, but this performance could earn him a look from another club in need of a backup QB with some experience if he doesn't make the cut for the Raiders.
Peterman signed a reserve/future contract with the Raiders on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Peterman's struggles with the Bills over the last two years have been well-documented with just three touchdowns compared to 12 interceptions in eight games. Josh Allen is the clear future for Buffalo and Matt Barkley will be a serviceable backup, so the Bills cut Peterman in November. According to Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com, coach Jon Gruden likes Peterman's athleticism and sees a chance to reinvent him. "Hopefully, we can take him into the offseason program. See if we can restart him and get him going," Gruden said. Peterman will battle AJ McCarron to be Derek Carr's backup in 2019.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/22||New Orleans Saints||20||20.18|
|3||09/27||@New England Patriots||1||11.06|
|5||10/11||@Kansas City Chiefs||14||17.89|
|7||10/26||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||23||22.13|
|9||11/08||@Los Angeles Chargers||8||15.63|
|11||11/23||Kansas City Chiefs||14||17.89|
|13||12/06||@New York Jets||17||19.13|
|15||12/18||Los Angeles Chargers||8||15.63|
|3 Year Avg||53.5||183||1||4||24||0||7|