Pablo GutierrezESPN Writer2 minute read
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Jakobi Meyers, who suffered a concussion in the season opener, is not expected to play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, Raiders coach Josh McDaniels told The Associated Press. journalists on Friday.
“We’re still following protocol,” McDaniels said in West Virginia, where the Raiders have practiced this week. “So obviously they will determine the pace.”
Meyers, who signed a three-year, $33 million free agent contract with the Raiders in March, has not practiced since he was hit in the head by Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson during the Raiders’ season-ending campaign. the game on Sunday.
In that game, Meyers had nine receptions, on 10 targets, for 81 yards and two touchdowns, the first multiple TD reception game in his five-year career.
In Meyers’ absence, former Pro Bowl receiver Hunter Renfrow and rookie tight end Michael Mayer could potentially get additional targets. Last week, Renfrow was not targeted in a game for the first time in his five-year career.
“I mean, Jakobi is a really good football player and so if he’s not available, everyone has to step up and give themselves great opportunities to produce and that’s a good thing for them,” McDaniels said. “And that’s what the National Football League is all about. We won’t have more weeks where we don’t have someone hit. So, the season has started and injuries will happen as nature takes its course and other people are gone .opportunities here to go out there and produce and that’s what we expect them to do. We’re excited for those opportunities for those guys.”
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