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Introducing the Brand New Las Vegas Raiders

It’s an historic day, as today the Raiders officially become one with the city of Las Vegas. Introducing the ‘Las Vegas Raiders.’

Raiders Rookie RB Josh Jacobs Unlikely to Go Sunday Against Denver

Raiders rookie running back Josh Jacobs is not expected to play in Sunday’s regular season finale against the Broncos according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

Jabobs was already trying to play through a fractured shoulder that cost him Weeik 14 and Week 16 when he underwent a surgical procedure Christmas Day for what has been described as a “superficial skin infection”.

With the Raiders still clinging to faint hopes of an AFC Wild Card berth, they would undoubtedly prefer to have their stud rookie in the lineup but it would be foolish to risk further injury.

Even if Jacobs somehow suits up, he will be far less than 100-percent in a far-from-ideal matchup at Mile High Stadium.

Raiders Rookie RB Jacobs Said Surgery ‘Went Great’ and Was the ‘Fastest Surgery Ever’

Raiders rookie running back Josh Jacobs posted on social media that his procedure “went great” and was the “fastest surgery ever” according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

Wait, what? Apparently Jacobs underwent surgery on his lower leg on Christmas Day and shared a photo with his leg bandaged up to the knee.

Rapoport added that, “The early word on Jacobs is that the procedure he had last night should not affect his status for Sunday. That is the hope. Expect to get some clarity today.”

Jacobs was already dealing with a shoulder injury that cost him Weeks 14 and 16 so it is unknown exactly what the nature of the leg injury is or when it happened.

The Raiders have a chance to make the playoffs with a win and some help, meaning Jacobs and company will likely do everything possible to get him on the field come Sunday. DeAndre Washington will continue to work as the offense’s lead back if Jacobs remains sidelined.

Video: Raiders Sweep the Chargers, Top Los Angeles 24-17

The Raiders are out of the playoff race, but still played for pride on Sunday and pulled out a 24-17 win over the Chargers in Los Angeles.

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Video: Raiders Look for Sweep of the Chargers in AFC West Battle in Los Angeles

The Raiders look for a rare sweep over Philip Rivers and the Chargers on Sunday when the teams do battle in week 16 in Los Angeles.

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Video: Raiders Stunned in Final Game in Oakland, Blow Lead in Loss to Jaguars 20-16

The Raiders seemed to be smooth sailing for a win in what was their last game in Oakland, but instead in the end they were stunned by the Jaguars 20-16.

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NFL Week 15 Inactives – Jaguars at Raiders

Here are today’s inactives for the week 15 battle between the Jags and Raiders:

Jaguars:

LB Preston Brown
WR DJ Chark Jr.
DT Carl Davis
QB Joshua Dobbs
C Tyler Gauthier
TE Charles Jones
DT Dontavius Russell

Raiders:

OT Trent Brown
QB Mike Glennon
DE Olsen Pierre
WR Hunter Renfrow
OT David Sharpe
LB Kyle Wilber
CB Daryl Worley

Video: Raiders Look to Keep Slim Playoff Hopes Alive at Home Against Jaguars

If the Raiders want to play past week 17, they have to win out and get help, and that starts on Sunday at home as they take on the Jaguars, who come in at 4-9.

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