Heath (concussion) was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports. Heath is eligible to practice this week and could return for the season finale against the Broncos. Coming off a concussion, the Raiders may exercise caution for a game with no playoff implications. Health has averaged 29.5 snaps on defense per game this year, recording 35 tackles, three pass breakups and three interceptions.
Heath (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Josh Dubow of the Associated Press reports. The 29-year-old was already ruled out for Sunday's matchup with the Colts, but he'll now be sidelined for at least the next three games. Heath will be eligible to return for Week 17, though it's unclear if he'll be healthy by that point. Erik Harris is expected to take over at free safety for the Raiders.
Heath (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Colts, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports. Heath has been taking on more responsibility of late, playing more than 80 percent of the snaps on defense over the last two weeks. However, the veteran safety is working through the league's five-step concussion protocol. Erik Harris should step in and start at free safety in Heath's place.
Heath produced 10 tackles (nine solo) in Sunday's 43-6 loss to the Falcons. Heath started at free safety over Erik Harris, who ended up playing just four snaps on defense. It's unclear if this will become the norm for Las Vegas. However, it certainly worked out well for Health, who generated a season high in tackles after recording just 17 stops through the first 10 games.
Heath notched one solo tackle, two defended passes and two interceptions during Sunday's 37-12 win over the Broncos. Heath once again only filled a rotational role in Las Vegas' secondary (48 percent of snaps) Sunday, but he made the most of his opportunities en route to being named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week, as Ian Rapoport of NFL Network notes. The 29-year-old now has three interceptions on the year, but he'll be difficult to trust for IDP purposes against the Chiefs in Week 11 while playing a part-time role.
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