Las Vegas Raiders depth at wide receiver fading fast entering Week 4
By Brad Weiss
With injuries to Henry Ruggs III and Bryan Edwards, the Las Vegas Raiders depth at wide receiver is fading fast as they enter Week 4.
The Las Vegas Raiders continue to get bad news in terms of injuries to their roster, as another one of their top wide receivers is expected to miss this week’s game against the Buffalo Bills. Bryan Edwards was tackled awkwardly in the team’s loss to the New England Patriots, and while he tried to play through it, he never did make it back into the game.
That was a devastating blow for the Raiders, who were already without top pick Henry Ruggs III in the game. Ruggs had to sit out in Week 3 after battling through an injury the week before, and now the Raiders go into their matchup with the Bills short-handed at wideout, especially if Ruggs is scratched for a second straight week.
Ian Rapoport from NFL Network tweeted this out Wednesday morning.
Edwards was wearing a boot to start the week, so the fact that he has been ruled out of the game against the Bills is really not shocking. What is shocking is how fast the Raiders depth at the wide receiver position has faded away, as the team could be without both of their rookies in Week 4 in Edwards and Ruggs.
In the small sample we have seen of Edwards, he looks every bit the part of an NFL receiver, as he is fast, tall, and strong. Unfortunately, this is not the first time he has been bit by the injury bug, and after only three NFL games, it is a bit of a cause for concern for the organization.
Remember, running back Josh Jacobs was a bit hobbled with a hip issue last week, and Darren Waller did not practice much as he dealt with a knee injury. Overall, it has been one hit after the other for this group, who is also without two of their starting offensive linemen.
Nelson Agholor and Zay Jones will have to step up in Week 4, and we already know what Hunter Renfrow is capable of. Hopefully, the Raiders have enough left on offense to keep pace with the Bills, who have scored at least 30 points in each of the last two games, and have gotten out to a 3-0 start to the NFL season.