Sep 10, 2023; Denver, Colorado, USA; Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Jakobi Meyers (16) reacts towards Denver Broncos cornerback Damarri Mathis (27) following his touchdown reception in the first quarter at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders WR Jakobi Meyers (concussion) likely to miss Week 2

Raiders wide receiver Jakobi Meyers remains in concussion protocol as Las Vegas made final preparations Friday for the Week 2 game at Buffalo.

Meyers caught two touchdowns in his first game with the team, a 17-16 victory at Denver, but hasn’t practiced this week due to the head injury suffered making a fourth-quarter catch over the middle before taking a big hit from Broncos defensive back Kareem Jackson.

Raiders coach Josh McDaniels said Friday he would consider Meyers “unlikely” to play against the Bills. He’ll officially be listed as doubtful.

Without Meyers, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is likely to look Davante Adams’ way more often. Meyers caught nine of Garoppolo’s 20 completions at Denver. Adams had six receptions for 66 yards.

Meyers, 26, signed with the Raiders as a free agent after playing the previous four seasons with the New England Patriots.

–Field Level Media

Sep 10, 2023; Denver, Colorado, USA;  Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Jakobi Meyers (16) catches a touchdown pass with Denver Broncos cornerback Damarri Mathis (27) defending in the first quarter at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders WR Jakobi Meyers in concussion protocol

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Jakobi Meyers entered the concussion protocol Monday after a hit to the head in Sunday’s victory at Denver.

With three minutes left in the Raiders’ 17-16 win, Meyers made a 7-yard reception at midfield before being leveled by Broncos safety Kareem Jackson.

Meyers left the game and Jackson received a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness as Las Vegas went on to run out the clock.

Jackson called the play “bang bang” and said he didn’t intend to hurt Meyers.

“We don’t play this game to hurt guys,” Jackson said.

Making his Raiders debut, Meyers hauled in two touchdown passes and led all players in the game in catches (nine), targets (10) and receiving yards (81).

Meyers, 26, has 244 receptions for 2,839 yards and 10 touchdowns in 61 games (40 starts) with the New England Patriots (2019-22) and Raiders.

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Dec 18, 2022; Paradise, Nevada, USA; New England Patriots running back Rhamondre Stevenson (38) scores on a 34-yard touchdown run in the second half against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. The Raiders defeated the Patriots 30-24. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Patriots RB Rhamondre Stevenson active vs. Bengals

New England Patriots running back Rhamondre Stevenson and wide receiver Jakobi Meyers are listed as active for Saturday’s game against the visiting Cincinnati Bengals in Foxborough, Mass.

Stevenson (ankle) and Meyers (shoulder) were both listed as questionable on the Patriots’ final injury report of the week.

New England running back Damien Harris was listed as inactive after entering the contest with a questionable tag due to a thigh injury.

The Patriots (7-7) also listed wide receivers DeVante Parker and Raleigh Webb, cornerbacks Jalen Mills and Jack Jones, defensive tackle Sam Roberts and free safety Joshuah Bledsoe as inactive.

Running back Chris Evans, cornerback Jalen Davis, tackle D’Ante Smith, guard Jackson Carman, tight end Hayden Hurst and defensive end Sam Hubbard are inactive for the Bengals (10-4).

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Oct 24, 2022; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots receiver Jakobi Meyers (16) catches a pass for a touchdown during the first half against the Chicago Bears at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

Patriots WR Jakobi Meyers (concussion) to sit vs. Cardinals

The New England Patriots on Saturday ruled out receiver Jakobi Meyers due to a concussion for Monday night’s road game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Cornerback Jalen Mills (groin) and offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn (foot) were also ruled out by New England.

Meyers sustained the concussion during a 24-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Dec. 1.

Meyers has a team-best 593 receiving yards and ranks second on the Patriots with 50 receptions. He has played all four of his NFL seasons with New England.

The Patriots also listed running back Damien Harris (thigh) as doubtful and offensive tackles Trent Brown (illness) and Yodny Cajuste (calf, back) as questionable.

Meanwhile, Arizona coach Kliff Kingsbury said cornerback Byron Murphy (back) and receiver Rondale Moore (groin) will miss the contest. The club also listed guard Rashaad Coward (chest) as out on the club’s injury report.

Defensive end Zach Allen (illness) and defensive back Charles Washington (chest) are questionable.

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Sep 25, 2022; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) is tackled by Baltimore Ravens linebacker Odafe Oweh (99) during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Patriots QB Mac Jones (ankle) practices

New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones, vying to return after missing just one game with a high-ankle sprain, practiced Wednesday.

Jones was listed as limited. Jones missed last week’s loss at Green Bay, a game that saw his backup, Brian Hoyer, leave after one possession with a concussion.

Third-string rookie Bailey Zappe completed 10 of 15 passes for 99 yards and a touchdown after relieving Hoyer in the 27-24 overtime loss to the Packers. Hoyer did not practice Wednesday.

The team officially signed QB Garrett Gilbert to the practice squad Wednesday. Gilbert, 31, made one start with Washington last season and completed 20 of 31 passes for 194 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions in a Week 15 loss at Philadelphia.

Wide receiver Jakobi Meyers (knee) was also listed as limited after missing the past two games. He has 13 catches for 150 yards and still leads the team in targets despite missing two games. Tight end Jonnu Smith (ankle) did not participate (DNP) in practice.

Defensive linemen Lawrence Guy (shoulder) and DaMarcus Mitchell (concussion) were also DNP.

Offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn (hip) was also limited Wednesday, joining S Kyle Dugger (knee), LB Raekwon McMillan (thumb), CB Jalen Mills (hamstring) and S Adrian Phillips (ribs).

The Patriots on Wednesday also signed OL Marcus Cannon to the active roster from the practice squad. Cannon played 25 snaps against the Packers, having been elevated ahead of the game. Cannon, 34, was originally drafted by the Patriots in the fifth round of the 2011 draft out of Texas Christian. He made 69 starts for the Patriots from 2011-19.

In addition to Garrett, the Pats also signed OL Sebastian Gutierrez to the practice squad. Gutierrez signed with Denver as an undrafted free agent in 2022.

Jones was injured on the final play of the game in the Pats’ Week 3 loss to Baltimore.

Jones was brought to the ground by Calais Campbell and his ankle got caught under Campbell’s leg. Jones hopped off the field on one foot and was seen grimacing in pain on the sideline. Jones had to be carried into the locker room and was screaming in pain in the tunnel.

The Patriots (1-3) host the Detroit Lions (1-3) on Sunday.

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Jul 29, 2022; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Jakobi Meyers (16) runs with the ball during training camp at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Patriots WR Jakobi Meyers (knee) ruled out vs. Packers

New England Patriots wide receiver Jakobi Meyers will miss Sunday’s game at Green Bay with a knee injury.

The Patriots (1-2) downgraded Meyers from questionable to out on Saturday for the Week 4 showdown with the Packers (2-1).

Meyers, 25, also sat out last weekend’s 37-26 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

He has 13 catches for 150 yards with no touchdowns in two games this season, and 181 receptions for 2,104 yards and two scores in 48 games (28 starts) over four seasons with New England.

The Patriots previously ruled out quarterback Mac Jones (ankle), offensive lineman Yodny Cajuste (thumb) and defensive lineman Lawrence Guy (shoulder).

–Field Level Media