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Josh McDaniels provides updates on Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow

Dec 5, 2022, 12:39 PM | Updated: 1:42 pm
Head coach Josh McDaniels of the Las Vegas Raiders reacts in the fourth quarter against the Seattle...
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 27: Head coach Josh McDaniels of the Las Vegas Raiders reacts in the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field on November 27, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jane Gershovich/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jane Gershovich/Getty Images)

Following Sunday’s win against the Los Angeles Chargers, Raiders coach Josh McDaniels said it’s already Wednesday night for them.

How did Sunday night become Wednesday night? Because Las Vegas plays on Thursday night against the other Los Angeles team, the Rams.

Don’t worry, we won’t ask you who’s on first.

With a short week, McDaniels said preparation is condensed. Coaches spent time on Friday, Saturday and Sunday working ahead to get the team ready.

“Yeah, there won’t be any [practices]. I don’t think anybody really practices on these short weeks,” McDaniels said. “So, we’ll deal with today, like I said, the guys will eventually make their way in just to get some information and then we’ll have a couple days of cramming and do some walk throughs, and they’ll be probably long and arduous, but that’s what you got to do on a short week.”

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Because of the short week, there are questions about whether tight end Darren Waller and wide receiver Hunter Renfrow will return. Both players were placed on IR on on Nov. 11, and are eligible to return against the Rams.

“Obviously, with no practice and those kinds of things, it’s a little bit of a unique situation,” McDaniels said. “But it’s a little bit of a tricky situation because bringing guys – like what happened with Nate [Hobbs] a week ago, not having practiced in six weeks and then trying to play a game. You got to be careful a bit and try to make a smart decision, but we’re going to kind of let the health of the team, I’d say, assist us in some of those discussions.”

So while he didn’t rule out their return, McDaniels didn’t sound confident they’d return, either.

Click here for the team’s injury report

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