Sep 13, 2021; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) runs the ball against the Baltimore Ravens during the second half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs ruled out vs. Steelers

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the host Pittsburgh Steelers.

Coach Jon Gruden confirmed the status of Jacobs, who is nursing toe and ankle injuries stemming from the Raiders’ 33-27 overtime victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night.

Kenyan Drake is expected to handle the bulk of the rushing duties on Sunday in place of Jacobs, who had 10 carries for 34 yards and two touchdowns in the season opener.

Drake, 27, had six carries for 11 yards to go along with five receptions for 59 yards against the Ravens.

The Raiders also ruled out guard Richie Incognito (calf), linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski (concussion), backup quarterback Marcus Mariota (quadriceps) and safety Roderic Teamer (ankle). Defensive ends Carl Nassib (pectoral, toe) and Yannick Ngakoue (hamstring) and defensive tackle Darius Philon (knee) are questionable.

Jacobs rushed for 1,065 yards and 12 touchdowns and had 33 catches for 238 yards in 15 games last season. The 23-year-old has rushed for 2,249 yards with 21 touchdowns and added 54 receptions for 410 yards in 29 career games since being selected by the Raiders with the 24th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Steelers defensive tackle Carlos Davis (knee) has been ruled out. Pittsburgh also added cornerback Joe Haden (groin), linebacker Devin Bush (groin) and tight end Zach Gentry (ankle) to the injury report on Friday. All three are listed as questionable.

–Field Level Media

Jan 3, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake (41) reacts in the third quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. The Rams defeated the Cardinals 18-7. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Raiders signing RB Kenyan Drake to 2-year deal

Jan 3, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Seattle Seahawks fullback Nick Bellore (44) blocks for running back Chris Carson (32) against the San Francisco 49ers at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Las Vegas Raiders are signing free agent running back Kenyan Drake to a two-year deal worth up to $14.5 million, ESPN and NFL Network reported Thursday.

He gets an $11 million contract with incentives that could earn him another $3.5 million, per the reports.

Drake finished 10th in the NFL last season with 10 rushing touchdowns in Arizona while two-year Raiders starting RB Josh Jacobs tied for fourth with 12. Jacobs made the Pro Bowl last season.

Drake was traded by Miami to the Cardinals during the 2019 season and made an immediate impact, rushing for eight TDs in eight games. He made David Johnson expendable and the Cardinals parlayed him into wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins ahead of the 2020 season.

Drake was selected in the third round of the 2016 draft by the Miami Dolphins. He has rushed for 3,130 yards (4.5 yards per carry) and 27 TDs in 77 games (37 starts) for the Dolphins and Cardinals. He also has six career receiving TDs on 169 receptions out of the backfield.

–Field Level Media