ALAMEDA – The Raiders emerged from their miniature bye week with nearly a full squad. That doesn’t mean they came out of Thursday night’s victory over the L.A. Chargers healthy, though.
Not by a long shot.
Starting strong safety Karl Joseph was placed on injured reserve Friday, a brutal loss for an opportunistic unit.
He won’t return again this season. Slot cornerback Lamarcus Joyner might at some point, but it isn’t expected right away. The starting slot cornerback and defensive mainstay missed Wednesday’s practice with a hamstring injury that could keep him out for a little bit.
It seems highly unlikely he’ll be able to play Sunday against Cincinnati at the Coliseum, a point solidified by Raiders head coach Jon Gruden.
He said Joyner is “questionable at best” for Week 11, making it highly likely we’ll see Nevin Lawson in the slot with Daryl Worley as a Plan B. That also means we may see more three linebacker sets, considering Joyner often would remain on the field during some running downs where the offensive formation wasn’t particularly heavy.
The rest of the 53-man roster was working. That included defensive end Josh Mauro, who missed Thursday’s game with a groin strain. He was limited alongside four others.
That list includes center Rodney Hudson and right tackle Trent Brown, though both guys should go against the Bengals. Running back Josh Jacobs and reserve offensive tackle David Sharpe also were limited to some degree in a Wednesday workout that is more of a walk-through in the current Raiders practice schedule.
Here’s the full Raiders participation report:
Raiders practice report
Did not practice
CB Lamarcus Joyner (hamstring)
RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder)
OT Trent Brown (knee)
C Rodney Hudson (ankle)
DE Josh Mauro (groin)
OT David Sharpe (calf)
WR Dwayne Harris (foot)
LB Tahir Whitehead (shoulder)