Raiders Place Marcus Mariota On IR, Add DeShone Kizer To P-Squad

The Raiders have placed quarterback Marcus Mariota on injured reserve, per a club announcement. For added insurance, the club has added one-time Notre Dame star DeShone Kizer to the Raiders’ practice squad. 

Mariota’s strained pectoral muscle will keep him out for at least three weeks, per the league’s modified rules for 2020. Without him, the Raiders are rolling with two QBs on the active roster – Derek Carr and Nathan Peterman. Mariota’s temporary absence may take a little bit of pressure off of Derek Carr, who has certainly heard the footsteps. Mariota, who was leapfrogged by Ryan Tannehill in Tennessee, finished the year with a career-low 59.4% completion rate and just 1,203 yards.

Kizer has been on the workout trail ever since he was cut by the club in May, but those tryouts didn’t land him a deal. Now, the 2017 second-round pick will stick around in Las Vegas as he waits for his next opportunity. Kizer, 24, has made 18 appearances over the course of his NFL career, most of which came during the Browns’ winless season. All in all, he’s got eleven touchdowns against 24 interceptions.

Here’s the full rundown of the Raiders’ practice squad after Monday’s move:

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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7 comments on “Raiders Place Marcus Mariota On IR, Add DeShone Kizer To P-Squad

  1. wagner13

    Very surprised neither Ateman nor Doss made the active roster, especially with Williams looking like he’s out for the season. Gafford and Jones must’ve really flashed during training camp

  2. markdavisbarber

    Ateman has been the true definition of hard work and showing up come game time. The Redskins and Packers missed on an opportunity. Hell the one QB that could most benefit might be Cousins.

  3. Appalachian_Outlaw

    Man, hopefully Carr is able to stay on the field. The early season schedule is brutal for LV. If Peterman is taking snaps against the Saints, Pats, Bills, Chiefs or Bucs, it’s going to be real, real ugly.

    • crosseyedlemon

      Peterman has a 126.7 passer rating against the Saints while Carr has posted a 98.5 number.

      • Appalachian_Outlaw

        His passer rating against the Chargers the following week was also 17.9. 17.9!! You or I, or anyone on here could literally double that by spiking every pass into the dirt. Lol.

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