Raiders’ Tanner Muse headed to IR, qualified to return
The Raiders traded among their 3 third-round picks Saturday and sent out another to injured reserve Sunday.
Rookie Tanner Muse will start the season on hurt reserve with a potential designation to return, basic manager Mike Mayock verified Sunday.
Muse was the No. 100 overall choice in April’s draft out of Clemson. The 80th total pick, running back Lynn Bowden, was traded to the Dolphins on Saturday prior to ever taking a snap for the Raiders. Bryan Edwards, who went No. 81, is anticipated to be a key contributor at broad receiver.
Muse, who turned 23 Sunday, has a toe injury that obstructed him throughout training camp. He is trying to make the transition from college security to NFL linebacker.
By waiting up until Sunday to place him on IR, the Raiders keep the choice to bring him back after three weeks. He would have been lost for the season had he been placed on the list prior to the 53-man roster was set Saturday.
In response to COVID-19, the NFL this year set up new IR rules, among which enables teams to put an unrestricted number of players on IR for football or nonfootball associated injuries, with the ability to remember them after 3 weeks.
At that point players are qualified to go back to practice, with groups then having 21 days to include them to the active lineup.
White to practice squad
Previous UNLV standout Javin White was signed to the practice team after a remarkable camp.
The undrafted totally free representative’s chances of making the 53-man lineup were complicated by recently’s trade for linebacker Raekwon McMillan.
Mayock said White had a strong preseason regardless of being undersized for a linebacker after playing more of a hybrid security function in college.
” We’re asking him to play outdoors linebacker and unique groups, and you’re talking about a (210-pound) safety trying to play linebacker. He had a really good camp,” Mayock said. “I think he recognizes that he’s got to get a bit more powerful and larger. I think when that occurs, he’s got a chance to be a respectable football player.”
Practice squad filling
White was among 14 gamers called to the practice team; each player on the team spent time with the Raiders in the offseason.
The Raiders still have two more spots to fill under rules adopted for this season as teams attempt to get ready for potential coronavirus-related circumstances.
Pass receiver Marcell Ateman and Keelan Doss were among those signed to the team.
The Raiders took benefit of a 2020 exemption enabling up to six gamers with no limitation on experience to sign up with the practice squad. Added were running back Theo Riddick, defensive ends Chris Smith and Datone Jones, offensive lineman Erik Magnuson and linebacker Kyle Emanuel.
Under this year’s rules, groups can trigger each practice-squad gamer two times during the season and return them to the practice squad without subjecting them to waivers.
Mayock stated the Raiders prepare to have practice squad players travel with the group, at least to start the season.
” You might be triggering practice team gamers approximately 90 minutes before a game,” Mayock said. “So, I think there is constantly a fear of the unknown.That’s where we are right now. No one in the league truly comprehends the implications of how COVID will play out. We’re all kind of hedging our bets with our practice team. We are going to go from there and attempt to figure it out.”
Kicker Dominik Eberle, a novice from Utah State, was likewise signed. He had been anticipated to contend with incumbent Daniel Carlson but was released when training camp lineups were trimmed to 80 players.