Josh Jacobs, dealing with a quadricep issue, is marked as questionable for Thursday’s matchup against the Chargers. However, there is significant uncertainty about his participation, with Ian Rapoport from NFL Network indicating that his chances of playing are quite slim.
Josh Jacobs : The running back enters the game with a questionable status following three non-participatory listings on the Raiders’ Week 15 practice reports. These reports, though, were based on walk-through sessions due to the team’s swift turnaround from Sunday’s 3-0 loss to the Vikings. Jacobs seemingly sustained the quadricep injury late in that game, and despite initial questionable status, he did not rejoin the contest.
Rapoport implies that Jacobs might not get the green light to play on Thursday if the Raiders believe it could exacerbate his injury. Therefore, the decision on his status may depend on his condition during the pregame warmup. The final word on Jacobs’ availability or absence is expected when the Raiders release their inactive list approximately 90 minutes before the 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff.
Should Jacobs sit out for the first time this season, the Raiders would likely heavily rely on a tandem of Zamir White and Ameer Abdullah in the backfield.