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Raiders coach: RB Josh Jacobs not on trade block

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Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs is not on the trade block, first-year head coach Josh McDaniels told reporters Monday at training camp in Henderson, Nevada.

In his fourth season in the NFL, rumors began to circulate that Jacobs was playing all for the Raiders as he was one of the few offensive starters to play in Thursday's preseason opener. It was when Jacksonville his Jaguars at the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio.

``We have a lot of confidence in J.J. No," McDaniels said of the potential deal.

Jacobs threw for 30 yards where he rushed five times and against Jacksonville for 14 yards where he caught two passes. It was his first preseason snap since 2019.

Jacobs appeared in 43 games and started 42 in his three seasons. He recorded 1,150 yards and 7 touchdowns in 13 games as a rookie in 2019, and the next season he recorded 1,065 yards and 12 points in 15 games. did. Last season, his rushing yards (872) and carries (217) declined, but he still scored nine touchdowns.

Jacobs was also targeted as a receiver 64 times last season. This was easily a career-high, and for 348 yards he made 54 catches.

McDaniels said his players, including most of the first offensive line, were "actually tackled and given early opportunities to take care of the football and adjust to the new system." I say, honestly, I think so.Goals.Every man is different.”

The Raiders didn't take Jacobs' fifth-year option this offseason. This is a decision that will be made before the player begins his fourth season.

However, this year's draft added competition for playing time among the Raiders' running backs. Zamir White, a fourth-round draft pick out of Georgia, had his 11 rushes for 52 yards on Thursday. Austin Walters, also in his fourth season in the NFL, had eight carries for 49 yards.

– Field Level Media