Alec Ingold

Minor NFL Transactions: 11/20/21

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Raiders’ Alec Ingold Done For Year

It’s official. Raiders fullback Alec Ingold has been diagnosed with a season-ending ACL tear (Twitter link via NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero). The Raiders will place Ingold on injured reserve this week, opening up a new spot on the 53-man roster. 

On the plus side, Pelissero hears that it’s an isolated ACL tear. That means Ingold’s MCL and PCL are still in tact, which should make his recovery process at least a little bit easier. If everything goes according to plan, Ingold should be good to go for the 2022 season opener.

With that said, it’s not a given that he’ll return to the Raiders. Ingold — earning just under $900K this year — is on course for free agency in March.

So far, Ingold has spent his entire career with the Raiders, ever since signing as a UDFA in 2019. The Wisconsin product started in all 32 of the Raiders’ regular season games between ’19 and ’20. This year, he’s capped at nine total games and three starts. His season will end with nine catches for 80 yards and one touchdown.

The Raiders are 5-4 following yesterday’s one-sided loss to the Chiefs. They’ll look to rebound on Sunday when they host the Bengals in Las Vegas.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

Raiders Fear Torn ACL For Alec Ingold

The Raiders believe that fullback Alec Ingold has a torn ACL (Twitter link via NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero). They won’t know for sure until he gets scanned on Monday morning, but doctors rarely miss on this kind of diagnosis. 

Ingold had to be carted off to the locker room following the injury. And, in a sideline update, NBC’s Michele Tafoya said that he appeared to be crying after exiting the medical tent.

Ingold, a Wisconsin product, joined the Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2019. After he defied the odds and made the team, he went on to start in all 32 of the Raiders’ regular season games between ’19 and ’20. Ingold was on the same course this year, playing a key role as a blocker and special teamer.

While he’s not targeted often, Ingold has made the most of his opportunities. Through eight games, Ingold has nine grabs for 80 yards and a touchdown — all off of just eleven targets.

As of this writing, the Raiders trail the Chiefs 17-7 at the half. Ingold, likely done for the year, will be out of contract in March.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

Raiders Sign 10 UDFAs

Teams continue to announce their undrafted free agent hauls. Here is the Raiders’ 10-man contingent:

Going heavy on offensive linemen after a nine-player draft did not bring any blockers, the Raiders added some big-school talent with extensive starting experience. Cotton started 28 games for the Crimson Tide, at both left and right guard, helping Bo Scarbrough, Damien Harris and Raiders first-rounder Josh Jacobs to big per-carry numbers. McNeil has both guard and tackle experience and was a key presence (46 starts in a four-year career) in helping Lamar Jackson to two dominant seasons with the Cardinals.

The duo, along with James and Roemer, will battle to join 2018 second-round pick Brandon Parker among the Raiders’ backup linemen. With Brandon Marshall and Vontaze Burfict signed to one-year deals, the Raiders’ Las Vegas tenure may need some new blood at linebacker. The Raiders did not draft one, so Coney (two 100-plus-tackle seasons with the Fighting Irish) and Farmer (28 starts with the Nittany Lions) figure to be candidates to stick around via the 53-man roster or, more likely, the practice squad.

Doss said he received better offers than what the Raiders proposed, but UC Davis’ all-time receiving leader opted to play for his hometown team (before it relocates to Vegas next year). Jon Gruden mentioned pre-draft that he wanted to add at least one more cornerback to the roster, but the Raiders drafted both Trayvon Mullen (in Round 2) and Isaiah Johnson (in Round 4). That will make Mabin and Nixon’s paths to the active roster difficult.