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Tagged: Henry Ruggs (17 Results)

Around the NFL: Las Vegas Raiders

Will the Raiders get anything out of Henry Ruggs and Bryan Edwards? They drafted those guys with early picks last year, but they weren’t big contributors – in part because of injuries.  more »

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Around the NFL: Henry Ruggs

The Raiders made Henry Ruggs the first wide receiver drafted last year, and early returns aren't good. He caught only 26 passes, outperformed in that regard by each of the next 10 wideouts selected -- vastly outperformed, of course, by many of them (Lamb, Jefferson, Higgins). Is a year 2 breakout on the horizon?  more »


Factoid: Devonta Smith

Typically you don’t want to select wide receivers in the first round. There are so many really good ones who are selected in the later rounds. Most recently, Tee Higgins, Michael Pittman, Chase Claypool and Gabriel Davis. But Devonta Smith sure was impressive in the national championship game last night.   more »


Dynasty Leagues: Long-term WR rankings

Henry Ruggs, Jerry Jeudy and CeeDee Lamb were the first three wide receivers chosen in last year’s draft. But as we near the end of their rookie seasons, it looks like other teams found better wide receivers later on.  more »



Raiders place WR Ruggs on Covid-19 reserve list

The Las Vegas Raiders placed rookie wide receiver HENRY RUGGS on the Covid-19 reserve list on Tuesday, meaning he will be unavailable for Thursday Night Football against the Los Angeles Chargers.More It is not known at this point whether Ruggs tested positive or was placed on the list as a close contact. What is known, is that the rookie wideout will miss Week #15. Less

Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal


Jets fire defensive coordinator after latest loss

The New York Jets fired defensive coordinator Gregg Williams on Monday after he made the controversial call for an all-out blitz that cost his team Sunday’s game against the Las VegasMore Raiders. Everyone has likely seen the 46-yard touchdown pass from DEREK CARR to HENRY RUGGS that gave the Raiders an improbable win and sent the Jets to 0-12. There appears to be nowhere to go but up for a Jets defense that ranks 29th in total defense and 30th in scoring defense this season. Less

Source: New York Post


Carr, Waller lead Raiders to shocking comeback against still-winless Jets

Veteran quarterback DEREK CARR totaled 4 touchdowns to lead the Las Vegas Raiders to a shocking comeback win against the winless New York Jets on Sunday. Carr rushed for a touchdownMore and threw for 3 more, including the game winning 46-yarder to rookie wideout HENRY RUGGS with five seconds remaining in the game. While he didn’t score the game-winner, tight end DARREN WALLER did finish with a game-high 17 targets, 13 catches, and a season-high 200 yards to go along with 2 touchdowns. Less

Source: Las Vegas Sun

NFL Injury Report: Monday night injuries

When the Raiders take the field for their first game in Las Vegas, they might have Henry Ruggs in the lineup. He’s questionable after returning to practice.  more »



Raiders place WR Williams on injured reserve

The Las Vegas Raiders placed wide receiver TYRELL WILLIAMS on injured reserve after he suffered a torn labrum earlier in training camp. The Raiders receiving corps should be able to withstandMore Williams’ injury thanks to the presence of rookie wide receivers HENRY RUGGS and BRYAN EDWARDS, along with fellow wideouts HUNTER RENFROW, ZAY JONES, and NELSON AGHOLOR. Less

Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

Around the NFL: Tyrell Williams

So Tyrell Williams has a torn labrum. He says he'll try to play through it, which is maybe good news for the Raiders (at least they'll get something out of him?) but probably makes him hands off in fantasy leagues. Williams tried to play through injury a year ago, and results weren't good.   more »



Raiders WR Williams suffers torn labrum

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver TYRELL WILLIAMS is dealing with a torn labrum injury. Williams is planning to play through the injury, although he will spend the next few weeks focusingMore on rehab. The Raiders drafted HENRY RUGGS in the first-round and BRYAN EDWARDS in the third-round of April’s NFL Draft, with both rookies expected to contribute this season. Less

Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

Around the NFL: Bryan Edwards

I keep seeing Bryan Edwards being talking up in training camp stories. He wasn’t even the first receiver the Raiders selected, but from the sounds of it, he could play a sizable role in their offense.  more »


Factoid: Deep threats

I’m not a big fan of receivers who are heavily dependent on catching long passes. Those kind of plays are hard to execute, so it’s difficult to going into any game with much confidence they’ll actually occur. I tend to be more partial to receivers who maybe don’t score as many long touchdowns but can be counted on to catch more passes.  more »



Ruggs to be ready for training camp

Las Vegas Raiders rookie wide receiver HENRY RUGGS will reportedly be healthy in time to participate in training camp when it eventually begins. Ruggs gave the Raiders a scare when heMore was injured while helping a friend move recently. Ruggs needed stitches in his thigh and was briefly on crutches, but there was fortunately no muscular damage. Less

Source: NBC Sports

Ian Allan: Rookie receivers

In the vast majority of drafts, Henry Ruggs, Jerry Jeudy or CeeDee Lamb will be the first rookie receiver chosen. They were the first three pass catchers selected in the real-life draft, and there’s a tendency to have confidence that NFL teams know what they’re doing. But the numbers suggest we should probably be giving more consideration to wide receivers chosen later.  more »


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