Las Vegas Raiders OAKLAND, CA – AUGUST 14: An Oakland Raiders helmet during their game against the St. Louis Rams at Coliseum on August 14, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

It’s been quite a disappointing year for the Las Vegas Raiders so far this season with quarterback Derek Carr even getting emotional about his struggles and head coach Josh McDaniels facing plenty of criticism. But it looks like the Raiders could be getting a major boost with the return of some key players.

During his weekly press conference on Wednesday afternoon, Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels revealed that wide receiver Hunter Renfrow and tight end Darren Waller are set to return to practice and could play as early as Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots.

“Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels told reporters that tight end Darren Waller and wide receiver Hunter Renfrow have both been designated for return from injured reserve. Both players can be activated at any point in the next 21 days and McDaniels indicated that there is a chance that both players could be activated in time to face the Patriots this weekend,” Pro Football Talk reported on Wednesday.

While it’s too little and too late for the Raiders to compete for a playoff spot this season, the two will still be a welcomed addition to this ailing Las Vegas Raiders team and offense.

[Pro Football Talk]