Raiders quarterback Carr diagnosed with broken right fibula

Raiders quarterback Carr diagnosed with broken right fibula


OAKLAND – Raiders quarterback Derek Carr fractured his right fibula during Saturday’s 33-25 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

Head coach Jack Del Rio announced that Carr will have surgery on Sunday and will be out indefinitely. He has officially been ruled out of next week’s game at Denver. While the Raiders didn’t reveal his status beyond, that it’s difficult to see him returning until next season.

“It won’t be a situation where you’re trying to get me to say something (about his playing status) in a week,” Del Rio said. “He’s going to be done a little while.”

Carr's injury sucked life out of Oakland Coliseum and the Raiders sideline. 

"We all felt it. I think the stadium felt it," Del Rio said. :It went from really, really good to kind of a got the wind knocked out of you feel.”

Carr was a legitimate MVP candidate as the season wound down, and had another strong game going heading into the fourth quarterback.

He got sacked by Trent Cole, and Carr’s right leg got twisted underneath his body. He immediately called for trainers and was in significant pain before being helped off the field by trainers. Video replays showed Carr say, “it’s broken,” and he was right.

The Raiders sideline was in shock, with many players kneeling around him while being attended to on the field.

Carr was carted into Oakland Coliseum for X-rays, which revealed damage to his right fibula.

Matt McGloin took over against the Colts and will be the team’s starting quarterback as the season moves forward.

They Raiders will rally around their backup quarterback, though it was dead silent in the locker room as teammates absorbed the loss of their leader.

“I feel terrible for him,” running back Latavius Murray said. “Before he’s a teammate, he’s my friend. He’s my best friend. I feel terrible for him outside of football. I know he’s strong-minded and will bounce back. That’s just the kind of guy he is, but again, I feel terrible for him.

“We just need to continue to work, continue to go out there and do what we need to do so we can be successful in the postseason. That’s been our goal the whole time. That doesn’t change despite the fact that Derek is going to be out for a few weeks.”

Raiders players were still reeling after the game, without time to deal with the disappointment. 

“It feels just like we lost," edge rusher Bruce Irvin said. "I mean, we lost our best friend, our leader. He is the leader of this team, both him and Khalil Mack. Just seeing him go down like that, it hurt us. It didn’t really feel like we won, but we got to continue to keep fighting. He won’t want to see us get down and worry about him. He wants us to keep fighting and that is what we got to do. We have confidence on this team that we can keep this thing rolling.”

Raiders remain on a receiver hunt as their top target signs elsewhere


Raiders remain on a receiver hunt as their top target signs elsewhere

The Raiders missed out on signing Ryan Grant. The former Washington receiver visited the team’s Alameda training complex, but left without a contract and ultimately chose to sign a one-year, $5 million deal with Indianapolis.

They lost that one, but are undeterred in their quest to upgrade the receiver corps.

They already signed Jordy Nelson and let Michael Crabtree walk, hoping for steady production and quality locker room leadership in the exchange.

Cordarrelle Patterson was traded to New England on Sunday, creating a spot in the position group.

The Raiders tried to fill it with Grant. No go, no matter.

They hosted veteran Eric Decker on Tuesday, according to multiple reports. They also declared interest in Allen Hurns, a player the Jaguars released Tuesday morning.

Hurns listed the Raiders among interested teams – he said there were 10 in total – in an interview with KFNZ radio in Charlotte, N.C.

Hurns has a 1,000-yard season to his credit – his biggest year came with now-Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson as Jacksonville's O.C. -- and two relative down years since. Injuries have also played a part in that.

Decker had a stellar four-year run with Denver and the New York Jets, but was less effective during two seasons in Tennessee. The 31-year old has experience in the slot, and could be a productive No. 3 option in Jon Gruden’s offense.

Gruden doesn't mind working with veteran receivers, something clear from his past and willingness to add Nelson as a major contributor. 

Even if the Raiders don't land a veteran receiver, they could also look for a receiver in the NFL draft.

Amari Cooper will remain the No. 1 option. Seth Roberts has $4.45 million guaranteed in 2018. Johnny Holton, Isaac Whitney and Keon Hatcher are also on the roster.

Report: Ndamukong Suh set to meet with Raiders


Report: Ndamukong Suh set to meet with Raiders

After visiting the Titans, Saints and Rams, free agent defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will make a stop in the East Bay.

Recently released by the Dolphins, Suh will visit with the Raiders on Wednesday, according to ESPN.

The former No. 2 overall pick made it through just three seasons of a six-year, $114 million deal he signed with Miami prior to the 2015 season.

The 31-year-old Portland, Oregon native last made the Pro Bowl in 2016 and was last earned First-Team All Pro honors in 2014.

In 16 games with the Dolphins last season, Suh recorded 4.5 sacks and 48 combined tackles.