ALAMEDA -- The Raiders are headed to Houston for Sunday's Week 8 clash, the final stop on a five-game road trip.
The Raiders could be facing Deshaun Watson and the Texans a bit shorthanded, though.
Rookie running back Josh Jacobs banged up his shoulder in the Raiders' Week 7 loss to the Packers. Jacobs finished the game at Lambeau Field but has been ruled questionable for the tilt with the Texans, although head coach Jon Gruden is optimistic his workhorse back will give it a go.
"You know, I don't know," Gruden said. "He's a young player, obviously. He's got a shoulder. We're listing him as questionable. We expect him to play but we'll have to see how it goes."
Jacobs told reporters Thursday that he didn't see himself not playing in what is a crucial game for the Raiders. If Jacobs is unable to go, the running back duties will be given to Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington.
Wide receiver Tyrell Williams, who has missed the last two games with a foot injury, also is listed as questionable but did return to practice this week.
The Raiders offensive line still has yet to play a game at full health, and right tackle Trent Brown is listed as questionable with a calf injury that caused him to miss Week 7's game at Green Bay. If Brown is out, David Sharpe will fill in again, being given the unenviable task of trying to keep quarterback Derek Carr upright against a Texans pass rush led by J.J. Watt.
Here's the injury report for both teams:
RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder)
WR Tyrell Williams (foot)
RT Trent Brown (calf)
WR Will Fuller (hamstring)
T Tytus Howard (knee)
CB Johnathan Joseph (hamstring/neck)
CB Bradley Roby (hamstring)