Posted: 1/24/2020 2:56 am UTC
Oakland Raiders RB Josh Jacobs led all running backs with 69 broken tackles in the 2019 season, according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: Jacobs accomplished the feat despite playing just 13 games, and the rookie wasted no time establishing himself as a true workhorse back. After averaging more than 100 yards from scrimmage per game in his debut campaign, he should enter 2020 as a RB1 candidate.
Posted: 12/29/2019 8:19 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (illness, shoulder) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 17 game.
Posted: 12/28/2019 9:03 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder) was downgraded to out Saturday, Dec. 28, for the game Sunday, Dec. 29, against the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: It's a big, but expected, blow for the Raiders who must win Sunday in order to have any chance at a postseason berth. RB DeAndre Washington is a must-start RB2.
Posted: 12/27/2019 10:25 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (illness, shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 27, and is listed as doubtful for Week 17.
Huddle Up: DeAndre Washington likely will receive most of the carries in the running game and has played well over the last few weeks. He can be a No. 2 running back or flex option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/27/2019 6:36 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder) is not expected to play in Week 17, according to information obtained from a source Friday, Dec. 27.
Huddle Up: Jacobs has enjoyed a standout rookie season, but a nagging shoulder injury dampened the finish, costing him three of the season's final four games if he winds up sitting out Sunday as expected.
Posted: 12/26/2019 10:54 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder, illness) didn't practice Thursday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: It's not looking as though Jacobs will be able to return to the field in Week 17, meaning another large role should be expected to fall to DeAndre Washington. He's a strong flex play against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Posted: 12/26/2019 6:23 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder, infection) clarified Thursday, Dec. 26, that he had surgery on Christmas to deal with a leg infection. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that the surgery should not in itself prevent Jacobs from possibly playing in Week 17, but the running back still remains a question mark due to his lingering shoulder injury.
Huddle Up: We'll see if we get more clarity over the next few days of practice, but Jacobs still seems unlikely after missing two of the last three games due to his shoulder.
Posted: 12/26/2019 7:51 am UTC
Oakland Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder/illness) underwent a surgical procedure of some kind on Wednesday, Dec. 25, posting a video about it to his Instagram account, according to The Athletic's Vic Tafur.
Huddle Up: There are no details at this point, though in the video it appears his lower leg is wrapped up. It was thought that Jacobs could return this week, but that now seems dubious regardless of the severity of the procedure. Keep an eye out for more concrete details.
Posted: 12/25/2019 8:15 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder/illness) was listed as a non-participant on the team's estimated injury report for Wednesday, Dec. 25.
Huddle Up: Jacobs has sat out two of the last three games. The Raiders still have an outside shot at a postseason berth, but Jacobs' long-term health won't be jeopardized by the team. If he can't go in Week 17, look for DeAndre Washington to continue to see the bulk of the backfield work.
Posted: 12/24/2019 9:14 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder) participated in the team's walk-through Tuesday, Dec. 24.
Huddle Up: Offensive coordinator Greg Olsen called Jacobs' work on Tuesday "encouraging." The rookie has already surpassed 1,000 yards rushing, so it's unlikely he'll be returning for the regular-season finale just to pursue a milestone. Oakland still has a slim chance of making the playoffs, so it seems reasonable to believe Jacobs will play if he can tolerate the pain. If not, DeAndre Washington makes for a solid RB2 play in Week 17 versus the Denver Broncos.