Raiders place Marcus Mariota on injured reserve


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Raiders place Marcus Mariota on injured reserve

The Las Vegas backup quarterback injured his quadriceps in the win over the Ravens and will miss at least three weeks.

PITTSBURGH – Las vegas raiders they placed the substitute quarterback Marcus mariota on the injured reserve list this Saturday, five days after he aggravated a quadriceps injury on a 31-yard carry during his team’s overtime win, 33-27, Over the Baltimore Ravens.

MariotaThe 27-year-old ran for 31 yards down the middle of the field in the first series of the Ravens but he seemed to be shaken after the tackle. It was his only play of the game. The head coach of the RaidersJon Gruden said Tuesday that he hoped to use more of Mariota in the game.

The second overall pick in the 2015 draft and winner of the Heisman Trophy in 2014 has not been able to stay healthy since he signed with Las Vegas in March 2020. Mariota he has been active for just six games and has played in two. Originally suffered the quadriceps injury during a practice in early August.

According to The Associated Press, Mariota is receiving a combined payment of $ 12.625 million for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

With Mariota outcast for at least three weeks, Nathan Peterman will be the alternate from Derek Carr in the visiting party of the Raiders vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

The Raiders they also promoted linebacker Marquel Lee, guard Lester Cotton Sr. and running back Trey Ragas from the practice team to the active roster. Lee was selected in the fifth round of the 2017 draft by the Raiders but he didn’t play in the NFL last season.


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