The Raiders have already lost a running back for the 2019 NFL season.
Isaiah Crowell tore his Achilles' tendon during a workout Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Wednesday. The veteran running back will undergo season-ending surgery next week.
Raiders' RB Isaiah Crowell tore his Achilles during a workout with the team Monday and is out for the season, per source. Crowell will undergo season-ending surgery next week. Brutal blow for a player who signed a one-year contract with Oakland.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 1, 2019
Crowell, 26, played in 13 games for the Jets last season. He totaled 685 yards rushing and six touchdowns on the ground. Over his five-year career, Crowell has rushed for 3,903 yards and 27 touchdowns.
Josh Jacobs, the Raiders' first-round draft pick out of Alabama, is expected to have an even larger role as a rookie now. Though he shared carries in college, Jacobs has the body and fresh legs to carry the load right away in the NFL.
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The injury also opens up possibly more opportunities for running backs Jalen Richard, DeAndre Washington and Chris Warren III.