Raiders RB Sheets says he's out for season

Raiders RB Sheets says he's out for season
August 22, 2014, 11:30 pm
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Raiders running back Kory Sheets was an undrafted free agent out of Purdue in 2009. (AP)

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GREEN BAY, Wis. –- Raiders running back Kory Sheets is out for the season.

He made that proclamation on Twitter shortly after head coach Dennis Allen said he suffered an injury to his Achilles’ tendon. Allen didn’t know the severity of the rusher’s injury during a press conference after a 31-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, but Sheets’ tweet indicates it was bad. 

Sheets was injured finishing a six-yard run, during which he was hit hard by safety Sean Richardson. Sheets went down hard and lost a fumble in the process.

The injury brought an end to a decent preseason where he showed flashes of quality play, especially while running in open space. The 29-year old signed with the Raiders after two productive years with the Canadian Football League’s Saskatchewan Roughriders.

It was uncertain whether he’d make the 53-man roster, but he had impressed coaches during his time with the Raiders. He thanked Oakland and Saskatchewan fan based for its support (pardon his tweet’s misspelling) before the Raiders headed back to Oakland.