The Raiders selected three players in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. But one still remains unsigned.
With training camp just a few weeks away, running back Josh Jacobs hasn't put pen to paper yet. Don't bring it up to him, though.
In a since-deleted tweet from Friday afternoon, the No. 24 pick in April's draft said he was going to block everybody that tweeted at him about his contract situation. Here is a screenshot of the original tweet.
It's rare for rookies to find themselves in a contract holdout ever since the rookie wage scale was installed in 2011. Contract values and bonuses are now predetermined. The only wiggle room here is the payment schedule of the signing bonus and if salary guarantees will have offsets.
The Athletic's Vic Tafur reported Friday that a bonus issue is why Jacobs and the Raiders haven't come to an agreement.
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Jacobs is expected to be the Raiders' main option at running back as a rookie. Despite having veterans like Doug Martin on the roster, Jacobs will carry the rock a lot right away this season.
He proved to be a dual-threat option as a rusher and receiver at Alabama, and Jon Gruden expects him to do the same for the Silver and Black. But first, he has to sign a contract.
The good news is the Raiders are going up against the worst run defense in the league. The even better news is Oakland possesses Josh Jacobs.
The Cincinnati Bengals head to the Coliseum to face a team favored to win marginally. Even with Bengals running back Joe Mixon behind the ball, the Raiders stand a chance.
Quarterback Derek Carr hasn't thrown an interception in nearly a month and is looking like his old successful self to be the essential cherry on top of it all.
This is guaranteed to be a fun game for the Raiders and their fans.
Here's how to watch the Raiders-Bengals Week 11 game live online and on TV:
Start time: 1:25 p.m. PT
TV channel: CBS (KPIX)
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The Raiders head into their Week 11 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals with a leg up. The team will be going up against the worst run defense in the league.
The Bengals give up 173.0 yards per game and have yet to win a matchup this season. This win is pretty much in the cards for the Silver and Black. Plus, this is a huge opportunity for Josh Jacobs (and his fantasy owners) to capitalize on his running game.
On the other side, Bengals RB Joe Mixon is 14th in the NFL with 131 carries this seasons.
If you're a betting person, the Raiders are favored in the upcoming matchup according to Sportsline.
Caesars: OAK -750
Consensus: OAK -711
Westgate: OAK -700
Wynn: OAK -700
Here are how NFL writers around the country see the Raiders-Bengals game shaking out:
Paul Gutierrez, ESPN: Raiders 31, Bengals 16
Ben Baby, ESPN: Raiders 30, Bengals 13
Michael David Smith, PFT: Raiders 21, Bengals 7
Michael Florio, PFT: Raiders 41, Bengals 20