Raiders Tight End Darren Waller Ruled Out For Sunday’s Game

Oct 21, 2022, 4:15 PM

Tight end Darren Waller #83 of the Las Vegas Raiders warms up before a game against the Los Angeles...

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 09: Tight end Darren Waller #83 of the Las Vegas Raiders warms up before a game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Allegiant Stadium on January 9, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Raiders defeated the Chargers 35-32 in overtime. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The Las Vegas Raiders announced on Friday that tight end Darren Waller is out Sunday against the Houston Texans.

Waller suffered the injury in Week 5 against the Kansas City Chiefs. So far this season, he’s played in all five games but has only registered 16 receptions for 175 yards.

Raiders coach Josh McDaniels told the media Friday said he’s hoping the tight end is progressing in the right direction.

“We’ll see how Darren [Waller] is doing, but I mean I’m hoping we’re moving in the right direction,” McDaniels said.

Wide receiver Hunter Renfrow returned to practice on Friday after being held out Thursday. He is listed as questionable for Sunday’s contest. McDaniels was asked if it makes it harder to game plan when two important pieces of the Raiders’ offense like Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow are in and out of practice.

“It’s just the consistency of the habits that we’re forming together because it’s not just Derek’s [Carr] habits on his own, it’s Derek’s habits and techniques with the skill players he’s throwing the ball to,” McDaniels said. “So, anytime you have injuries or delays in that process it’s going to take us a little longer to develop them. Certainly, he’s thrown to these two guys, so I think for that reason, I think there’s already a history and a foundation there. But I’d say just in general terms, every team that goes through this, you have to be patient. Getting frustrated about an injury when they happen to every team in the league, it really serves no purpose. We just got to be patient and allow them to come back at full health and then continue to work and get better at the process that we’re trying to incorporate.”


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