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Raiders place backup QB Marcus Mariota on IR with quad injury

Yardbarker logo Yardbarker 9/18/2021 Erin Walsh, Yardbarker
Marcus Mariota played one snap and ran for 31 yards in Las Vegas' 33-27 overtime win against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday. © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Marcus Mariota played one snap and ran for 31 yards in Las Vegas' 33-27 overtime win against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday.

The Las Vegas Raiders have placed backup quarterback Marcus Mariota on injured reserve with a quad injury, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. 

Mariota played one snap and ran for 31 yards in Las Vegas' 33-27 overtime win against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday. 

Earlier this week, Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said that the team lost a "big part" of its offense with Mariota injured, adding that he hopes the issue doesn't linger. Now he'll be sidelined for at least three weeks. 

Mariota dealt with a quad injury throughout the preseason and didn't appear in a single game this summer. The 27-year-old signed with the Raiders before the 2020 campaign after five years with the Tennessee Titans. 


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