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Report: Mario Edwards Jr. injury not long-term, but Gabe Holmes could end up on IR

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Oakland Raiders tight end Gabe Holmes suffered a "significant" ankle injury Friday. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Oakland Raiders tight end Gabe Holmes suffered a “significant” ankle injury Friday. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

The Raiders may have dodged a bullet regarding the hip injury of defensive end Mario Edwards Jr., with ESPN reporting Saturday that it’s not believed to be a long-term issue.

Edwards will likely still miss some time considering how much he struggled to hobble out of the Raiders locker room after Friday night’s game. And it’s worth pointing out the organization didn’t think linebacker Neiron Ball’s injury was a long-term deal last year and he ended up having a second surgery and missing the whole season and offseason program.

But the news isn’t as good on tight end Gabe Holmes, who reportedly has a “significant” ankle injury that could end up landing him on season-ending injured reserve. In a way, that could be good news in terms of the Raiders keeping him on the roster as they have a logjam at the position. But for a player they thought highly enough to sign to their active roster late last year when another team expressed interest, it’s a blow to potentially lose him for the year.

ESPN also offered an update on running back Jalen Richard, the promising undrafted free agent who sat out Friday’s game. Richard reportedly has a knee injury and is week-to-week. He’s expected to miss Thursday’s second exhibition game against the Green Bay Packers.

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Jimmy Durkin

Sports writer for the Bay Area News Group, covering the Raiders.

  • willy91137

    Do you watch people’s court

  • BroJackson34

    Good afternoon/morning Nation!

    What’s the good word today?

  • DutchRaid

    Why did I hear his name in my brain with an Arnold accent?

  • DutchRaid

    Big problem is they are so worried they may have to cut him before his rookie deal is done and Bosa will be able to double dip?

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Now they’ve fired the employee who played it.

  • marks hair

    Then don’t draft him

  • So we had Ray-Ray 30K and he ultimately was cut before year end.

    Then we had DA 30k and he gave up azz the first drive of the or preseason.

    Let’s hope it is not a precursor to the rest of the year

  • idahoraiderfan33

    With all the drama going on with this guy.. He better come in and play like Mack

  • Raiders21

    It always seems when we have an excellent opportunity to stop a drive and we dont, then a very big play for the opposition comes next.

  • Wiz went from being overrated in here to being massively underrated once he left.

    Hudson is better. He is also massively more expensive.

  • Born With a Patch

    Maybe next offseason we can draft him and get him a black AmEx

  • adam

    New post nerds

  • BroJackson34

    No, he shouldn’t. lol

  • R8erEduc8er

    Always…

  • DutchRaid

    Especially at No. 3!

  • Ronin559

    There is also the bonus payment issue. SD wants to break the guaranteed money payment into 2 payments, where he only get 40% up front. Others in the top 5 usually get the no offset or a majority of the payment up front. Chargers should give at least one of the demands.