Josh Jacobs

Las Vegas Raiders
Running Back #8
Las Vegas Raiders
Running Back #8

Josh Jacobs News

Hopes to re-sign in Vegas

Jacobs told reporters Monday that he hopes to re-sign with the Raiders as a free agent this offseason after rushing for a league-high 1,653 yards in the regular season, Paul Gutierrez of reports.

Analysis: Jacobs was a workhorse in his fourth NFL season, producing the league-high 1,653 rushing yards on 340 carries and scoring 12 touchdowns. The Raiders didn't pick up the 2019 first-round draft pick's fifth-year option prior to the season, resulting in Jacobs becoming a free agent. After Jacobs responded with his best campaign as a pro, there's likely to be mutual interest between him and the Raiders, though Jacobs should have plenty of other suitors in free agency as well.

Jan 9, 2023 6:13 PM EST

Stymied on 17 carries

Jacobs rushed the ball 17 times for 45 yards in Saturday's 31-13 loss to the Chiefs. He added two receptions for five yards.

Analysis: Jacobs accounted for 17 of 18 carries by Las Vegas running backs, but he struggled to find room to run. His longest gain of the day went for 12 yards, though he still managed only 2.6 yards per carry. Jacobs ends the season with 1,653 rushing yards, which will likely be good enough to lead the league. He also chipped in 53 receptions for 400 yards while finding the end zone a total of 12 times. Jacobs is set to become a free agent and will be one of the top available running backs.

Jan 7, 2023 6:23 PM EST

Active versus Kansas City

Jacobs (hip/oblique/personal) is listed as active for Saturday's game against the Chiefs.

Analysis: According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the running back didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday while spending time in Tulsa with his father, who had emergency heart surgery, per sources. However, the NFL's leading rusher will be available versus Kansas City and assuming no setbacks with the hip and oblique issues he's managed of late, Jacobs should lead the Raiders' Week 18 backfield. If he ends up limited at all, Zamir White, Brandon Bolden and Ameer Abdullah would be candidates to log added snaps in the 6-10 team's season finale.

Jan 7, 2023 12:14 PM EST

Slated to play Saturday

Jacobs (hip/oblique/personal) is in line to play Saturday against the Chiefs, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: After not practicing Wednesday or Thursday while spending time in Tulsa with his father, who had emergency heart surgery per sources, the Raiders listed the running back (who has been managing hip and oblique injuries) as questionable for the contest, but per Pelissero, Jacobs is slated to be available versus Kansas City. Official confirmation of Jacobs' Week 18 status will arrive upon the release of the team's inactives ahead of Saturday's 4:30 ET kickoff.

Jan 7, 2023 11:49 AM EST

Questionable for Week 18

Jacobs (hip/oblique/personal) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Chiefs after not practicing Wednesday or Thursday, Rachel Gossen of the Raiders' official site reports.

Analysis: The team's top running back -- who is dealing with hip and oblique issues -- is the only player the Raiders list as questionable for the contest, while linebacker Darien Butler (concussion) has been ruled out. Jacobs' status is thus worth monitoring closely as Saturday's 4:30 ET kickoff approaches, but if he's out or limited this weekend, some combo of Brandon Bolden, Ameer Abdullah and Zamir White would be in line to log added Week 18 backfield snaps for Las Vegas.

Jan 5, 2023 3:25 PM EST

Misses another practice

Jacobs (hip) wasn't on the field for the open portion of Thursday's practice, Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Analysis: Jacobs has proven on prior occasions this season that he doesn't require much practice time, if any, to prepare for a given game, but he may still be at risk of missing his first game of the season Saturday against the Chiefs while he battles a nagging hip injury. Not only does Jacobs have the disadvantage of playing on a short week, but the 6-10 Raiders don't have anything at stake Saturday beyond perhaps denying a division rival the No. 1 overall seed in the AFC playoffs. The Raiders will wait until after Thursday's practice concludes before likely handing Jacobs a designation for the Week 18 contest, if he isn't ruled out two days in advance of the game. Even if Jacobs ends up being cleared ahead of Saturday's 4:30 p.m. ET kickoff, he won't necessarily be a safe bet to handle his usual high-volume role out of the Las Vegas backfield.

Jan 5, 2023 1:09 PM EST

Misses Wednesday's walk-through

Jacobs (hip/oblique) didn't participate in the Wednesday's walk-through practice, due to what Rachel Gossen of the Raiders' official site referred to as a personal day.

Analysis: Jacobs was listed as limited on Tuesday's practice estimate, so the running back will presumably need to practice fully Thursday in order to avoid an injury designation ahead of Saturday's game against the Chiefs. In the Raiders' 37-34 overtime loss to the 49ers in Week 17, Jacobs carried 17 times for 69 yards and a touchdown and caught four of five targets for 26 yards, while recording a 67 percent snap share.

Jan 4, 2023 2:45 PM EST

Limited on estimated report

Jacobs (hip/oblique) was listed as limited on Tuesday's practice estimate, Paul Gutierrez of reports.

Analysis: Jacobs missed some time this past Sunday against the 49ers due to a hip injury, which, along with an oblique issue, would have capped his reps Tuesday if the Raiders had held a session. The fourth-year pro will have two more opportunities to get back to full before the team potentially gives him a designation ahead of Saturday's scheduled 4:30 p.m. ET kickoff.

Jan 3, 2023 1:54 PM EST

Punches in 12th rushing TD

Jacobs carried the ball 17 times for 69 yards and a touchdown and caught four of five targets for 26 receiving yards in Sunday's 37-34 overtime loss to San Francisco.

Analysis: Jacobs bounced back from his worst rushing performance of the season in Week 16 (2.9 YPC) with a solid effort and his 12th rushing touchdown. The bruising back had to leave the game in the first half with a hip injury, but he was able to return and finish the game without any limitations. Assuming good health, Jacobs will finish his impressive 2022 campaign against the Chiefs on Sunday, who he torched for 154 rushing yards and a score back in Week 5.

Jan 1, 2023 6:04 PM EST

Musters 50 yards from scrimmage

Jacobs tallied 15 carries for 44 yards and caught his only target for six yards during Saturday's 13-10 loss at Pittsburgh.

Analysis: In a game in which Jacobs surpassed 1,500 yards on the ground for the season on his second carry, he ultimately finished with his second-lowest rushing total of the campaign (previously, he had 43 yards Week 8 in New Orleans). He nearly salvaged his day overall with a 36-yard catch-and-run late in the third quarter, but the play was called back by a Foster Moreau face mask penalty. Jacobs also didn't score a touchdown for the second consecutive contest and eighth time in 15 appearances. He may have a tough time bouncing back Week 17 against the 49ers' top-ranked run defense.

Dec 24, 2022 8:51 PM EST

Tops 100 scrimmage yards again

Jacobs carried the ball 22 times for 93 yards and caught two of three targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 30-24 win over the Patriots.

Analysis: New England's defense did its best to contain Jacobs and managed to keep him out of the end zone for the first time since Week 11, but the running back still topped 100 scrimmage yards for the sixth straight game. Jacobs remains on course for his first career rushing crown, sitting at 1,495 yards -- almost 200 more than Derrick Henry -- heading into a Week 16 trip to Pittsburgh.

Dec 18, 2022 6:09 PM EST

Active as expected Sunday

Jacobs (hand/quadriceps) is active for Sunday's Week 15 clash against the Patriots.

Analysis: As has been the case on numerous occasions during the second half of the season, Jacobs will blow through his questionable designation to suit up and presumably handle his typically robust, diverse role versus New England. Jacobs has logged at least 21 carries in five straight games and multiple receptions in 11 consecutive contests, but he could be in for especially tough sledding on the ground against a Patriots defense that's allowed the sixth-fewest rushing yards per road game (92.3).

Dec 18, 2022 11:39 AM EST

Plans to play Sunday

Jacobs (hand/quad), who is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots, plans to play in the contest, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The running back, who was limited in practice this past week, injured his right pinkie finger during Week 14 action. Assuming he's active for Sunday's 4:05 ET kickoff -- something worth confirming -- Jacobs indicated that the plan to manage the issue is to "probably cast it a little bit, wrap it up and then see how it goes from there." To date, the 2019 first-rounder has maintained a high-volume role while leading the Raiders' backfield, and we suspect that he'll log as much work as he can handle Sunday, with his potential workload hinging on how his hand/finger respond to in-game contact. If Jacobs ends up limited at all or suffers any setbacks versus New England, Ameer Abdullah and Zamir White would be candidates to log added snaps.

Dec 17, 2022 7:14 AM EST

Listed as questionable for Sunday

Jacobs (quad/hand) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots after practicing in a limited fashion this week, Rachel Gossen of the Raiders' official site reports.

Analysis: Jacobs has yet to miss a game this season, but his status will nonetheless be worth confirming ahead of Sunday's 4:05 ET kickoff. "He's had a good week. We've been smart about him in general and obviously he's played a lot of snaps for us and done a lot of things in terms of being physical," coach Josh McDaniels noted of the Raiders' top running back Friday. "So, we'll make a good choice on that as well and if there's something that we need to limit, then we'll try to. But right now, he looks like he's going to be able to handle that." With McDaniels' comments in mind, we suspect that Jacobs will be available this weekend, a notion echoed by the running back, who said he plans on playing, according to Paul Gutierrez of

Dec 16, 2022 2:27 PM EST

Remains limited Thursday

Jacobs (quadriceps/hand) remained limited at practice Thursday, Paul Gutierrez of reports.

Analysis: With back-to-back limited practice sessions Wednesday and Thursday, Jacobs will probably have to practice fully Friday in order to avoid a Week 15 injury designation. That said, there's been nothing to suggest that the Raiders' top back (who has been listed as questionable in advance of his team's last three games) won't continue to tough things out this Sunday against the Patriots.

Dec 15, 2022 3:16 PM EST

Limited practice Wednesday

Jacobs (quad/hand) was limited at practice Wednesday, Rachel Gossen of the Raiders' official site reports.

Analysis: Jacobs managed quad and calf issues ahead of Week 14 action and now he's dealing with a hand injury that he suffered in the Raiders' 17-16 loss to the Rams last Thursday. That said, we'd be surprised if Las Vegas' lead back isn't on the field versus the Patriots this weekend, but unless Jacobs practices fully by Friday, chances are he'll approach the contest with a Week 15 injury designation.

Dec 14, 2022 4:07 PM EST

Slated to undergo tests on finger

Jacobs is set to undergo tests on his injured pinkie finger, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The report adds that X-Rays the running back had during Thursday's 17-16 loss to the Rams were negative and that Jacobs was able to play through his injury after his finger was popped back into place. In any case, with the Raiders on a short week, Jacobs has some added healing time ahead of the team's Dec. 18 contest against the Patriots.

Dec 9, 2022 10:07 AM EST

Another hefty workload in loss

Jacobs rushed 27 times for 99 yards and a touchdown while securing both targets for 15 yards in the Raiders' 17-16 loss to the Rams on Thursday night.

Analysis: Jacobs opened the game in trademark fashion with a one-yard touchdown run to cap off a 12-play, 75-yard march on the Raiders' first possession. However, yards were much more at a premium throughout the rest of the game, and Jacobs also missed some time tending to a hand injury early in the second half that seemed to continue to affect him whenever he attempted to stiff-arm defenders. The star back, who saw his streak of 100-yard games narrowly stopped at three, will now get some much-needed extra rest before a Week 15 home showdown versus the Patriots.

Dec 8, 2022 8:39 PM EST

Returns to action

Jacobs (hand) returned to Thursday's game against the Rams, Paul Gutierrez of reports.

Analysis: Jacobs was spotted in the locker getting X-rays after suffering the injury, but he ultimately missed one only series. He was seen shaking his hand due to apparent discomfort shortly after retaking the field but did not exit the game and has continued to serve as the Raiders' lead back.

Dec 8, 2022 7:29 PM EST

Suffers hand injury

Jacobs is questionable to return to Thursday's game against the Rams due to a hand injury.

Analysis: Jacobs ripped off a 15-yard run early in the third quarter but landed hard on his arm and jammed his hand in the turf. He was seen on the sideline having his hand taped and was later spotted heading into the locker room to get X-rays. Zamir White and Ameer Abdullah figure to fill in while Jacobs remains sidelined.

Dec 8, 2022 7:13 PM EST

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