Las Vegas Raiders activate Marcus Mariota off injured reserve in time for road date vs. Denver Broncos

DENVER — The Las Vegas Raiders triggered backup quarterback Marcus Mariota off hurt reserve on Saturday, as interim coach Rich Bisaccia meant Friday afternoon.

“He’s really had a good week of practice,” Bisaccia stated at the time. “He looks, really, 100 percent healthy. So, we are excited about what could possibly happen here over the next few days.”

The Raiders (3-2) fulfill the Denver Broncos (3-2) in an AFC West match of 2 groups riding two-game losing streaks.

Mariota has actually played one breeze for the Raiders this season, breaking off a 31-yard run in the season-opening win versus the Baltimore Ravens. But he was shocked on the play and went on IR with a quadriceps injury.

Then-coach Jon Gruden regreted Mariota’s loss as Gruden had actually scripted bundles to benefit from Mariota’s running capability. Starter Derek Carr had actually joked in training school that he wished to capture a TD pass from Mariota.

But with Gruden gone, having actually resigned Monday in the wake of his e-mail debate, offending playcalling tasks now are up to offending planner Greg Olson, who had actually been more of a consultant to Gruden and buffer in between Gruden and Carr.

Olson was the offending playcaller throughout Carr’s novice season of 2014.

“I think anytime you change playcallers there may be a different flow,” Olson stated today, “but we feel very good as a staff about the offense that we have in place and the way we go about implementing a game plan and the process at which we work during the week. We’ve kept that process the same this week. Again, we are just a man short.”

Mariota, 27, has actually had a difficult time remaining healthy given that signing as a totally free representative with the Raiders in March of 2020. The 2014 Heisman Trophy winner and No. 2 choice of the 2015 NFL draft was recuperating from ankle and shoulder injuries when he reported to training school last summer season and after that hurt a pectoral muscle, which led to a journey to IR. He appeared in one video game last season, in relief of a hurt Carr, and almost led the Raiders to an overtime triumph versus the Los Angeles Chargers, finishing 17 of 28 passes for 226 backyards and TD while running for 88 backyards and a rating on 9 brings.

He reorganized the preliminary two-year, $17.6 million agreement he signed with Las Vegas this offseason and took a pay cut, a one-year offer worth $3.5 million however consisting of a no-trade provision. He had actually been arranged to make $10.725 million this season.

The Raiders likewise triggered protective end Kendal Vickers from the practice team.

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