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Top Josh Jacobs News

  • Raiders' Josh Jacobs: Missing practice

    Jacobs didn't practice Wednesday due to an unspecified issue, Tashan Reed of The Athletic reports.

    Per Reed, Jacobs has been sidelined since Aug. 12, but at this stage it's unclear what's keeping the running back off the field. With that in mind, Jacobs' status for Saturday's preseason game against the Dolphins is unclear.

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  • Raiders' Josh Jacobs: Remains sidelined

    Jacobs (undisclosed) wasn't spotted at practice Thursday, Tashan Reed of The Athletic reports.

    Reed previously noted that Jacobs has been sidelined since Aug. 12, but so far it hasn't been made clear what's causing the running back's absences. With that in mind, Jacobs could be trending toward sitting out Saturday's preseason game against the Dolphins.

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  • Raiders' Josh Jacobs: Doesn't play against Vikings

    Jacobs didn't appear in the Raiders' 26-20 preseason win over the Vikings on Sunday.

    Jacobs was one of the few starters to play during the Hall of Fame Game against the Jaguars, but he didn't take the field Sunday. Ameer Abdullah was also held out for rest purposes, so Zamir White served as the starting running back and rushed five times for 13 yards while securing two of three targets for four yards. Jacobs racked up 44 yards from scrimmage during the Raiders' first exhibition Coach Josh McDaniels refuted speculation this week that the Raiders are looking to trade Jacobs, and the 2019 first-rounder seems to be the frontrunner to serve as the team's starting running back this year in spite of his surprising Hall of Fame Game appearance.

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  • Raiders' Josh Jacobs: No trade plans

    Coach Josh McDaniels has refuted speculation that the Raiders are looking to trade Jacobs, Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

    Jacobs, whose fifth-year contract option was turned down by the franchise this spring, logged seven touches in this past Thursday's preseason opener, an outcome that McDaniels downplayed, noting that the Raiders are using the preseason to get their running backs acclimated to game action, while building chemistry behind the team's offensive line. Also in the mix for touches in Las Vegas' backfield behind Jacobs -- who is listed atop the team's posted depth chart -- are Zamir White, Kenyan Drake, Ameer Abdullah and Brandon Bolden.

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  • Raiders' Josh Jacobs: Surprising appearance downplayed

    Raiders coach Josh McDaniel suggested Jacobs played in Thursday's preseason opener because it's difficult for running backs to simulate game action in practice, NFL.com reports. "I always think it's good for backs to carry the ball in the preseason," McDaniels said. "There's a lot of things that happen when you're getting tackled and hit that you can't simulate in practice."

    It reeks of coach-speak, but that doesn't mean Jacobs' appearance in the Hall of Fame Game is cause for total panic. For one thing, the Raiders didn't rest all their starters the way the Jaguars did, instead selectively sitting players based on age and/or status. And while Jacobs may be one of the Raiders' most prominent players from a fantasy standpoint, he doesn't compare all that favorably to other starting RBs around the league. He does compare favorably to the other guys on the Vegas depth chart, however, and he showed it Thursday night with seven touches for 44 yards. Rookie fourth-round pick Zamir White also made his case for a role with 11 carries for 52 yards, getting all his work after Jacobs was done for the night. Austin Walter and Ameer Abdullah also had their moments, but they're probably more in the mix for passing-down work, as is Brandon Bolden (who was rested). Last and perhaps least, Kenyan Drake had a rough Thursday night, managing only nine yards on five carries and working behind both Jacobs and White. McDaniels may not intend to use Jacobs as a workhorse, but the fourth-year pro remains a favorite to take most of the carries and a portion of the RB targets.

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  • Raiders' Josh Jacobs: Explosive in preseason opener

    Jacobs rushed five times for 30 yards and brought in both targets for 14 yards during the Raiders' 27-11 preseason win over the Jaguars in Thursday's Hall of Fame Game.

    Jacobs was the biggest name on the Raiders offense to see action Thursday, and he made good use of his time on the field as his final line indicates. Playing on Las Vegas' first two drives, the 24-year-old rattled off gains of 12 and nine yards and also put together a strong showing through the air. Jacobs figures to see similar usage in at least two of the Raiders' remaining three preseason games as a tune-up for another season as the team's lead back.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Tulsa, OK
Age: 24
School: Alabama
Experience: 4