Gabe Jackson Ruled Out for Oakland Raiders Week 10 Clash With Denver


Sep 28, 2014; London, UNITED KINGDOM; Oakland Raiders guard Gabe Jackson (66) against Miami Dolphins in the NFL International Series game at Wembley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Raiders Week 10 clash with the AFC Champion Denver Broncos will be that much more difficult for the 0-8 team as they will be missing one of their starting guards, forcing veteran Khalif Barnes back into the lineup when the Silver and Black play host to Peyton Manning and company.

Third round draft pick in the 2014 NFL Draft Gabe Jackson was officially ruled out on Friday, joining cornerbacks Carlos Rogers and Chimdi Chekwa as key Raiders players who will be missing from the roster when they take on their AFC West rivals in the Broncos.

Jackson left limping in the Raiders 30-24 loss against the Seattle Seahawks before failing to join the team in practices this week, making it unsurprising that he will be absent. TJ Carrie is questionable for another week on the Friday injury report, but he has played the last few weeks despite having questionable status during the week so expect the promising Ohio prospect to join the team as they need as many corners as possible with Rogers and Chekwa still out.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Raiders declared out vs. Broncos: Gabe Jackson, Carlos Rogers, Chimdi Chekwa, David Ausberry. TJ Carrie is questionable.</p>&mdash; Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) <a href=”″>November 7, 2014</a></blockquote>
<script async src=”//” charset=”utf-8″></script>

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>No surprise Gabe Jackson is out. No practice, no play usually. Now, only question is how long knee injury will linger. <a href=””>#Raiders</a></p>&mdash; Bill Williamson (@BWilliamsonESPN) <a href=”″>November 7, 2014</a></blockquote>
<script async src=”//” charset=”utf-8″></script>

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>CB Carlos Rogers, LG Gabe Jackson ruled out versus Denver. TJ Carrie is questionable, but still likely to play.</p>&mdash; Scott Bair (@BairCSN) <a href=”″>November 7, 2014</a></blockquote>
<script async src=”//” charset=”utf-8″></script>

Jackson has been a quality starter for the Raiders in his rookie season, but with Barnes able to jump in the team has made the right decision to be cautious with their promising young offensive lineman after his knee injury in Seattle. Rushing him back with an 0-8 record has little upside as the team has to think with a big picture in mind when approaching knee injuries to key players of the future in Oakland. It is for the best to rest Jackson until he is full healthy, which he clearly isn’t at this point with no practice time being put in this week.