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Josh Jacobs and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Las Vegas Raiders running back JOSH JACOBS, last year’s rushing leader, had a historically bad game on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. At one point in the game, Jacobs had rushedMore six times for MINUS six yards. You read that right, negative six yards. He had crossed the line of scrimmage just once. By the end of the game, Jacobs had nine carries for a total of minus 2 yards rushing. No rushing title holder in the modern era has had a game this bad. No NFL running back had done so poorly in the past 15 years, and no Raiders running back in nearly 60 years. Less

Source: Team Blog


Raiders RB Jacobs says “no hard feelings”

Las Vegas Raiders running back JOSH JACOBS said on Wednesday that there are “no hard feelings” between him and the organization after a contract dispute kept him away from the teamMore throughout training camp and the preseason. Jacobs added that there is “a clean slate” after agreeing to an adjusted one-year deal worth up to $12 million and reporting to the team. While Jacobs wouldn’t comment about his workload in the season opener on September 10th against the Denver Broncos, he did say that he hasn’t missed a step physically. Jacobs said he stayed in shape working out at home in Oklahoma. Less



Raiders have no plans to trade holdout RB Jacobs

Despite speculation to the contrary, the Las Vegas Raiders reportedly have no interest in trading disgruntled star running back JOSH JACOBS. Also in contrast to previous reports about Jacobs reporting toMore the team before Week #1, no deal is believed to be imminent and Jacobs’ status for the season opener is still very much up in the air. Second-year reserve ZAMIR WHITE has been handling the Raiders RB1 duties in Jacobs’ absence. At this point, Jacobs could find himself splitting carries with White in the season opener even if he does return to the team in the days ahead. Stay tuned, fantasy owners. Less

Source: CBS Sports


Raiders RB Jacobs expected to report before Week #1

Las Vegas Raiders running back JOSH JACOBS is reportedly expected to report to the team before the season opener against the Denver Broncos on September 10th. Jacobs has still not signedMore his franchise tender, but he is apparently likely to do so sooner than later. There has not been much movement on the contract front between the Raiders and Jacobs throughout the offseason. At this point, Jacobs and the Raiders can come to an agreement on a renegotiated one-year deal – as the New York Giants did with SAQUON BARKLEY – or he can sign the one-year franchise tender on the table for $10.1 million dollars. Stay tuned, fantasy owners. Less

Source: NBC Sports

Mailbag: August 16, 2023

Ian Allan answers your fantasy football questions. In this edition: Rookies who could make a difference. Josh Jacobs' ongoing contract standoff. Auction strategies. High-scoring wide receivers. Overturning trades. And more. more »



Raiders sign RB Williams to add backfield depth

The Las Vegas Raiders are adding running back depth by signing veteran rusher DAMIEN WILLIAMS. With JOSH JACOBS still holding out, Williams will join fellow running backs ZAMIR WHITE and AMEERMore ABDULLAH on the roster. Williams, 31, played in just one game last season with the Atlanta Falcons while spending most of his time on injured reserve before being released in December. Fantasy owners may recall that Williams had a big postseason and Super Bowl for Kansas City following the 2019 campaign. Less



No long-term deals for franchise tagged running backs

Monday’s deadline for franchised players to agree to long-term contracts came and went without deals for the New York Giants’ SAQUON BARKLEY, the Las Vegas Raiders’ JOSH JACOBS, and the DallasMore Cowboys’ TONY POLLARD. All three will now have to play the 2023 season on their franchise tenders, worth $10.09 million for running backs. Barkley and Jacobs have not signed their tenders and are not expected to attend training camp. Pollard, meanwhile, has signed his tender and is expected to be ready to go for training camp. Less


Around the NFL: Franchise backs

Three teams used the franchise tag on running backs, and none of them were able to agree on a long-term contract. Per the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the deadline has now passed for them to play in 2023 under anything other than a one-year deal.   more »


Factoid: Las Vegas Raiders

I’m not a Jimmy Garoppolo fan, but with the numbers in front of me, I see that he’s been surprisingly effective as a short-yardage runner. Way more effective, in fact, than the running back he’ll be sharing the backfield with in Las Vegas.   more »



No long-term deal in sight between Raiders, RB Jacobs

With the July 17th deadline to reach a deal on a long-term contract quickly approaching, the Las Vegas Raiders and veteran running back JOSH JACOBS do not appear to be makingMore much, if any, progress. If the two sides do not reach a long-term deal, it’s possible that Jacobs could choose not to sign his franchise tender. Since he would not be under contract, the Raiders would not be able to fine him. Jacobs could then sign the tender just prior to the start of the season and wait until next offseason to get his long-term deal. Such a scenario would not be ideal for the Raiders or Jacobs’ fantasy owners. Less

Source: Team Blog

Around the NFL: Salary cap

It’s been a tough offseason for running backs, with Dalvin Cook, Ezekiel Elliott and Leonard Fournette all released and Aaron Jones forced to take a pay cut. Joe Mixon may be next to move, and there was talk about the Titans moving Derrick Henry. It’s not a marquee position anymore.   more »


Factoid: High-volume backs

When a running back handles a big workload, does that make him a player we should be trying to pick (because he’s proven he can handle the wear and tear of the position)? Or is it best to stay away from such players (figuring that they are overdue to break down)?  more »



Raiders RB Jacobs skips start of offseason program

Las Vegas running back JOSH JACOBS has skipped the start of the team’s offseason program this week as his stalemate with the Raiders over a new contract continues. Jacobs, who rushedMore for 1,653 yards and 12 touchdowns last season, has yet to sign his franchise tag tender. With this phase of offseason workouts voluntary, Jacobs’ absence is not considered a holdout. Stay tuned, fantasy owners. Less

Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal


Raiders set to use franchise tag to retain RB Jacobs

The Las Vegas Raiders are set to place the franchise tag on running back JOSH JACOBS by Tuesday’s deadline in an effort to keep him in town. The two sides haveMore reportedly been working to get a long-term deal in place. They will still have until mid-July to negotiate a deal even if the franchise tag is used. Jacobs, as fantasy owners are well aware, is coming off a breakout 2022 season in which he led the league with 1653 yards rushing and over 2000 yards from scrimmage. Less

Source: Team Blog

Around the NFL: Jamaal Williams

Jamaal Williams was one of 2022's more surprising stars, scoring a league-high 17 rushing touchdowns for Detroit. It was nice timing, with Williams in a contract year. Detroit hopes to bring him back, but it will probably cost a little more than when they signed him two years ago. Unlikely he scores 17 touchdowns again.   more »


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