Josh Jacobs

Running back Josh Jacobs will be active for the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday for their game against the Tennessee Titans. Whether or not he actually plays remains to be seen.

ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter initially reported that Jacobs flew separately from the team to Tennessee because of an illness and that he would wait until warmups to figure out if he would play.

Apparently, that went well because Schefter then reported that while Jacobs is questionable, he is now active for the game.

That’s huge news for the 0-2 Raiders who are looking to break the season-starting slump but will need all the help they can get. The team will be without wide receiver Hunter Renfrow and linebacker Denzel Perryman and have plenty other players banged up on the questionable list headed into the game.

So far on the season, Jacobs has 126 yards on 29 carries but no touchdowns. After back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, he garnered 872 yards and nine touchdowns last year as part of a platoon. Quarterback Derek Carr has been struggling and the Raiders haven’t been able to establish much of a run game so far in 2022, so anything that Jacobs can provide on Sunday will be very welcome.

Some around the NFL think this has the potential for a Michael Jordan flu game parallel.

 

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.