Carr suffered a lower back injury late in the Raiders’ loss to Denver in Week 4. He was initially expected to miss 2-6 weeks, but he may end up missing just one game. He did not play in the team’s Week 5 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Second-string QB E.J. Manuel would play if Carr were unable to start in Week 6.
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is expected to miss anywhere from two to six weeks after suffering a back injury in last week’s loss to the Denver Broncos, and the team is reportedly hopeful that he will come in on the low end of that recovery timeline.
Stephania Bell of ESPN said on “NFL Live” Friday that Carr’s condition has already improved and he could return to the field as early as Week 6.
On ESPN’s NFL Live, @Stephania_ESPN reported that Raiders QB Derek Carr has improved and could play as early as next week vs Chargers.
That would be a huge break for the Raiders, who are 2-2 and cannot afford to be without their starting quarterback for long if they want to keep pace with the Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West. It was a good sign that Carr was already back at practice this week, and this further confirms that his injury may not be as significant as initially feared.
Derek Carr was back at Raiders practice on Thursday after suffering a transverse process fracture in his back on Sunday.
Carr was injured when he took a knee to his lower back during Oakland’s 16-10 loss to the Broncos. He is expected to be out anywhere from two to six weeks. While there has been no change to that timeline, Carr could be seen throwing passes to Michael Crabtree on Thursday.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported earlier in the day that Carr was experiencing back spasms and some soreness but was not expected to miss time.
Carr took a knee to the lower back during Sunday’s loss to the Denver Broncos and was able to walk off the field under his own power. Oakland initially seemed optimistic that he would be fine going forward, but Carr’s MRI obviously revealed bad news.
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr appears to have avoided serious injury after leaving Sunday’s game with back spasms.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Carr’s injury is relatively minor, and that while he is sore and stiff, there are no internal injuries and he thinks he will be able to play Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.
Carr is still due for an MRI on Monday, but the Raiders appear confident that no serious issues will turn up.
Oakland has been optimistic all along that Carr would be fine going forward. It appears that they will be proven correct, though it sounds like Carr is dealing with a painful injury in the short-term.
Derek Carr went down in pain and left the Oakland Raiders’ game in Denver after getting hurt in the third quarter.
Carr was sacked on a first down play and went down to the ground. He immediately grabbed his lower back. Replays showed he took a knee to the lower back.
Carr was able to walk off the field, but E.J. Manuel still entered the game for him after that. The Raiders starter entered a medical tent for examination and later was seen walking into the locker room.
Carr was 10 of 18 for 143 yards and a touchdown before leaving the game. His Raiders were trailing Denver 16-7 at the time he left the game. Manuel completed his first two passes after replacing Carr.
Give it up to Derek Carr and EECU for teaming up to make the best commercial we’ve seen in a while.
Carr starred in a commercial for EECU, a large credit union in central California. The commercial features the Oakland Raiders quarterback in a mock music video. He’s seen wearing a light jean jacket with the collar popped and matching light colored jeans. He also breaks out the dance moves:
You may have also noticed another man in the commercial. That is Derek’s brother, David, a former NFL QB. The two have been worked on previous EECU commercials before, but this was their best.
Congratulations to EECU Records and Carr on producing a hit commercial.
Many players had standout performance in Week 1 of the NFL season. Things kicked off on Thursday night with the Kansas City Chiefs surprising many with a spectacular game against the Patriots, thanks largely to explosive performances from many players who find themselves on this list. A few teams that disappointed last season had great games on Sunday, and their top performers have made this list. So did quite a few youngsters making their NFL debut. Here’s a look at 15 standout performers from Week 1.
Antonio Brown, Steelers
After an offseason of rumors and drama, Brown opened the season by reminding us that he is simply one of the NFL’s elite wide receivers. On a day when Le’Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant offered very little, Brown simply took over. He didn’t catch any touchdowns, but he didn’t need to. He had 11 receptions for 182 yards (on 11 targets), including a crucial late grab over Jason McCourty that gave the Steelers a much-needed first down to enable them to run out the clock on the Cleveland Browns. There is a reason that he may well be the NFL’s premier wide receiver.
Calais Campbell, Jaguars
There are lots of fun ways to look at Campbell’s performance. There is the obvious one — his 3.5 sacks had shattered the Jaguars’ franchise single-game record by halftime, and he added another half a sack in the second half to make it an even four. Another way? Campbell’s career high in sacks is nine, set in 2013 with the Arizona Cardinals, meaning that after just one week of action with Jacksonville, he is over a third of the way to matching his career high — and halfway to matching the eight he collected last season. That’s dominance. The Jaguars owned Houston up front all game, but Campbell was definitely the star of a unit that now refers to itself as “Sacksonville.”
Derek Carr, Raiders
Steady as it goes, Carr was his usual reliable self as the Raiders beat the Tennessee Titans. While there was nothing mindblowing about his showing, his numbers were quite gaudy: 22-32, 262 yards, two touchdowns, and a 114.3 QBR. This was his first meaningful action since breaking his leg at the tail end of last season. He didn’t look like he’d missed a beat, putting in a strong, confident performance that will have the Raiders thinking he’ll be every bit as good as he was in 2016, when he was a legitimate MVP candidate.