The Las Vegas Raiders will likely be with out Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow for no less than the subsequent 4 weeks. Waller is being positioned on injured reserve, confirmed CBS Sports activities NFL Insider Josina Anderson, after he aggravated the hamstring damage that has stored him on the sideline for all however eight snaps since Week 5. Renfrow can be heading on IR after sustaining an indirect damage he suffered throughout this previous Sunday’s loss to the Jaguars, per ESPN.
In accordance with a number of experiences, the crew believes Waller will profit from having 4 consecutive weeks to permit his hamstring pressure to heal earlier than making an attempt to return to the sphere.
Waller final performed a full share of snaps again in Week 4. He handled the hamstring ailment all through the week main as much as the Raiders’ Week 5 recreation in opposition to the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, however in the end suited up for that contest. He performed simply eight snaps, although, and didn’t catch a cross earlier than exiting the sport and never returning.
Following Las Vegas’ Week 6 bye, Waller has largely been restricted in practices and has regularly been dominated out for video games late within the week. Now, he’ll miss no less than the Raiders’ subsequent 4 video games in opposition to the Colts, Broncos, Seahawks, and Chargers.
Waller had beforehand expressed some degree of frustration with the damage and his progress in coming back from it.
“I imply, with a hamstring pressure, you actually cannot run,” Waller had stated Wednesday, per The Athletic. “It is not a lot you may actually do. You gotta just be sure you’re 100% earlier than you go on the market. I am implementing myself again in observe, but when I do know I am not gonna be efficient once I go on the market and run, and also you run 5 performs after which it is proper again to sq. one, it is simply not good. And I do not assume it is actually serving the crew so far as longevity for the season as a result of I would like to have the ability to go on the market and be accessible persistently. That is what I am making an attempt to concentrate on proper now.”
In his absence, Foster Moreau will proceed to function the Raiders’ high tight finish. Throughout the three video games since Vegas returned from its bye, Moreau has caught 11 passes for 101 scoreless yards on 19 targets.
As for Renfrow, he has caught simply 21 of 29 targets for 192 yards in six video games this season. Davante Adams has ascended to the highest of the Raiders’ receiving corps, as his 658 receiving yards is considerably greater than Las Vegas’ subsequent closest receiver, Mack Hollins.