After rehabbing the knee injury that caused him to finish his rookie season on injured reserve, Calhoun -- who checked in at 251 pounds at the 2016 NFL Combine -- looks to have taken full advantage of the Raiders' offseason workout program and likely weighs around 270 pounds at this juncture. It'll be interesting to see if the added weight will aid him in his competition with Jelani Jenkins to secure the starting outside linebacker gig opposite Bruce Irvin, but in any event the second-year Michigan State product at least appears in line for a significant role within the Raiders' linebacking corps this season and should have a great chance to improve upon his nine total tackles from 2016.
Calhoun (knee) was placed on injured reserve Friday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.
Calhoun hadn't played since Week 11 versus the Texans due to an issue with one of his knees. He went under the knife this week to fix whatever's been bothering him and will hope to be back in time for the start of start of the 2017 campaign.
Calhoun was absent from practice all week, rendering the decision to keep him out Sunday unsurprising. It will be the fourth consecutive game missed for the rookie. Tyrell Adams should continue seeing an increased role providing depth at strongside linebacker while he is sidelined.
Calhoun (knee) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Chiefs.
Calhoun will miss his third straight contest due to the knee issue, while Tyrell Adams and Daren Bates could see additional reps as reserve outside linebackers.
|P3||8/26/17||@ DAL||8:00 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ WAS||8:30 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ MIA||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|14||12/10/17||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|16||12/25/17||@ PHI||8:30 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ LAC||4:25 pm|