Calhoun was placed on injured reserve Wednesday with a neck injury, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
It took a few hours for the details to surface, but the finite status of Calhoun's season remains unchanged. Given the nature of neck injuries, the Raiders will likely provide ample time for a full recovery. There's a chance we won't know much regarding his status until this summer.
Calhoun (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Calhoun had struggled with injury this season, missing five of the Raiders' first eight games. The Michigan State product did, however, manage to stay healthy enough to play in the last four games, including a five-tackle performance against the Chargers in Week 13. Wide receiver Martavis Bryant (knee) was also placed on injured reserve Wednesday. In a corresponding move, the Raiders used one of the vacancies on the roster to sign defensive back Bene Benwikere.
Calhoun is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Calhoun was initially listed as inactive for Sunday's divisional tilt against the Chargers, but now appears on track to play. The 2016 third-round pick will likely serve a rotational defensive role behind starter Arden Key.
The 2016 third-round pick got off to a disappointing start in Oakland, but given the Raiders' pass rushing troubles following Khalil Mack's departure, the Raiders seem willing to give it another try with Calhoun. The Michigan State product appeared in 20 games over the last three seasons and recorded just eight tackles over that span.
The Raiders waived Calhoun on Wednesday.
Calhoun saw 26 total snaps in Week 1, including 12 on the defensive. It wasn't enough to convince the coaching staff to keep him around, but he will now hit the waiver wire. If unclaimed, he would be free to sign with any team who is interested.
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