It’s unfortunate, Raiders head coach Jon Gruden says. Wide receiver Tyrell Williams just can’t seem to stay healthy.
“I think we all agree putting him on (injured reserve) was the right thing to do,” Gruden said. “We just hope our young receivers can (perform) … They’ve got to go out and get ready to play. And we’re excited about that.”
Gruden and the Raiders are putting their faith in the rest of their receivers after losing Williams, who tore his labrum during training camp and also battled plantar fasciitis during the 2019 season. The coach said Wednesday that Williams could have attempted to wear a harness and play through the shoulder injury. But “when you have that much restricted movement, it’s hard to catch the ball away from your body.”