Injuries piling up for Raiders as Bryant taken to hospital


Injuries piling up for Raiders as Bryant taken to hospital

OAKLAND -- The news on the Raiders' injury front kept getting worse as the day wore on Sunday, following their 42-32 loss to Tampa Bay.Defensive tackle Desmond Bryant was taken to Eden Medical Center at the start of the second half with a fast heartbeat for precautionary reasons.This after the Raiders lost running back Darren McFadden to a left ankle injury in the second quarter, safety Matt Giordano to a right hamstring issue in the third quarter and backup running back Mike Goodson to an injured ankle early in the fourth quarter.RELATED: Goodson, Giordano leave Raiders game with injuries
The injury to McFadden, though, might be the most frustrating given his injury history. He has never played more than 13 games in a season and last year missed the final nine-plus games with a Lisfranc injury to his right foot."He's got an ankle (injury)," said coach Dennis Allen. "I'm not sure the extent to it. The X-rays were negative, but we'll have to, obviously, take a look at it and see where he's at."According to ESPN, McFadden suffered a high ankle sprain on his first carry of the game, a seven-yard carry around the left end, and played through it before aggravating it later. He finished with 17 yards on seven carries and caught two passes for no gain. ESPN reported McFadden will undergo an MRI on Monday.Oakland has already been without right tackle Khalif Barnes (groin) and cornerback Shawntae Spencer (right foot) since the second week of the season. Also, linebacker Aaron Curry (knees) is on the PUP list, though the Raiders have to make a decision whether to activate, waive or place him on season-ending Injured Reserve by Wednesday. Plus, cornerback Ron Bartell (shoulder blade) has been on the designated to return list and could play next week at Baltimore at the earliest.Allen was asked how limited the Raiders were having lost not only McFadden but Goodson."Yeah, when you lose your top two runners, yeah, it limits you," Allen said. "As you saw, we had Marcel (Reece) in at the end of the game running some tailback plays in there. When we have injuries, it changes what you're able to do."

Week after signing with Vikings, ex-Raiders RB Murray undergoes surgery

Week after signing with Vikings, ex-Raiders RB Murray undergoes surgery

A week after signing a deal with the Vikings, former Raiders running back Latavius Murray has undergone ankle surgery.

The Vikings made the announcement Wednesday afternoon.

Minnesota issued the following statement regarding the surgery:

"Vikings RB Latavius Murray had successful ankle surgery today. The surgery was performed by Dr. Bob Anderson in Charlotte, North Carolina. We were aware of the required surgery prior to signing Latavius on March 16. Latavius is expected to fully recover and be available for training camp."

Murray's deal with the Vikings is reported worth $15 million over three years, but can reportedly be voied after the first year.

Drafted in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Murray became the Raiders' primary running back midway through the 2015 season. In his three years in Oakland, Murray carried the ball 543 times for 2,278 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2015.

Ex-Raiders tight end signs deal with Jaguars

Ex-Raiders tight end signs deal with Jaguars

After four seasons with the Raiders, tight end Mychal Rivera is on the move.

The 2013 sixth-round pick has signed a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team announced.

News of an agreement between the two sides was first reported by ESPN. Terms of the deal were not immediately known.

After playing a prominent role in Oakland his first two seasons, Rivera saw his numbers decrease in 2015 and 2016. This past season, he caught just 18 passes for 192 yards and one touchdown.

In his time with the Raiders, the Tennessee alum caught a total of 146 passes for 1,413 yards and 10 touchdowns.

The Raiders signed free agent tight end Jared Cook last week to go with incumbents Clive Walford and Lee Smith.

Shortly after the deal was announced, Rivera took to Instagram to thank Raiders fans.

"Thank You #RaiderNation. It was an honor to wear silver and black for the first 4 years of my NFL career. A kid from LA was drafted to the Bay...and God made a way! Wins, Losses, Blood, Sweat, & Tears made me the player I am today. Better than ever. The values that embody what it is to be a Raider will stick with me for life," Rivera wrote.