The Oakland Raiders released their injury report ahead of their Week 2 matchup with the Miami Dolphins. There were notable names on the list including two starters being ruled out and three more listed as questionable.
Ron Bartell is one of the more notable names on the list. The starting cornerback is out for Sunday’s game after not practicing all this week with a shoulder injury. This is a big loss for the Raiders’ secondary which already has some issues. Luckily, Oakland faces a rookie quarterback so the secondary should be able to hold its own this week without its top corner.
The other starter who will miss the game with Miami is wide receiver Jacoby Ford. He also did not practice this week while trying to recover from foot surgery which could send him to injured reserve. Coach Dennis Allen said this week it was a “strong possibility” Ford would go on the list and possibly miss the entire season. That would be a brutal blow to Oakland’s lack of depth at wide receiver which showed itself in Week 1.
If losing Ford wasn’t enough, Oakland could be without Denarius Moore for another week while he deals with his hamstring issues. The good news is that Moore practiced all week, albeit in a limited role and he is listed as questionable. If Moore can play against Miami, it will be a big boost to Oakland’s receivers and give quarterback Carson Palmer another target in the passing game.
Also listed as questionable is long snapper Jon Condo, who’s absence was felt by the Raiders’ in Week 1. Condo missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday while dealing with a mild concussion, but he returned to practice on Friday in a limited role. The fact Condo practiced Friday after sustaining a concussion is a sign, he could be able to snap on Sunday and Oakland won’t have to worry about the long snaps.
The final notable player on the injury report is starting middle linebacker Rolando McClain who missed practice Wednesday and then was limited Thursday and Friday. Although Oakland lists him as questionable, McClain should be good to go on his ankle. If he doesn’t play, the Raiders will lose a big playmaker and leader on the defense.