CHICAGO – Raiders edge rusher Khalil Mack showed up on the participation report this week with a hip injury that limited his practice work. It shouldn’t impact his playing status.
The second-year pro took some snaps off on Thursday and again Friday, but was listed as probable on the team’s official injury report. Head coach Jack Del Rio said he feels good about Mack playing Sunday against the Chicago Bears at Solider Field.
Barring an unexpected setback Mack will play in a game that could give the Raiders a 3-1 record. He and fellow edge rusher Aldon Smith will be working with an advantage, after left tackle Jermon Bushrod was ruled out of Sunday’s game.
An ESPN report also said top receiver Alshon Jeffery will miss this contest despite being listed as questionable. Starting quarterback Jay Cutler was given the same designation, and it remains up in the air whether he plays after missing a week with a hamstring injury.
Jimmy Clausen would play if Cutler can’t go. Clausen struggled mightily last week against Seattle. The Bears certainly hope Cutler can play, and head coach Jack Del Rio said earlier this week he’d be shocked if Cutler didn’t go.
The Raiders ruled three players out, including defensive tackle C.J. Wilson.
Safety Charles Woodson was considered questionable with a shoulder injury after being probable for consecutive games dealing with the same ailment. Taiwan Jones (foot) and Ben Heeney are also questionable. It would be a blow to the special teams if those players can’t compete.
Raiders injury report
Out: DE/LB Benson Mayowa (knee), CB Keith McGill (foot), DT C.J. Wilson (calf)
Questionable: LB Ben Heeney (hamstring), RB Taiwan Jones (foot), S Charles Woodson (shoulder)
Probable: DT Justin Ellis (ankle), FB Jamize Olawale (ankle), DE Justin Tuck (knee)
Bears injury report
Out: LT Jermon Bushrod (concussion)
Questionable:QB Jay Cutler (hamstring), WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring), DT Jay Ratliff (ankle), DE Will Sutton (elbow), DE Ego Ferguson (knee), CB Alan Ball