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HENDERSON (Nev.) -- Josh Jacobs, the Las Vegas Raiders runningback, has been ruled out Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Pro Bowler had missed practice all week due to ankle and toe injuries.
Jacobs ran for two touchdowns, but only 34 yards on 10 runs in Monday's 33-27 overtime win by the Raiders against the Baltimore Ravens.
Jon Gruden, Raiders coach, said that Peyton Barber signed with Las Vegas in September. Jacobs would be Jacobs' representative. Veteran Kenyan Drake will remain as a backfield pass-catcher for the team.
Gruden stated, "We really like Barber -- he's an incredible back." I like the way he runs, catches, and grabs blitzes.
"We are excited to have the opportunity to show you what we have."
Barber, 27 years old, rushed for 258 yard and four touchdowns on just 94 carries for Washington last year. In 2018, he ran for a record 871 yards and four touchdowns in 16 games, including two starts.
Jacobs has had two 1,000-yard rush seasons in his first two NFL campaigns, but has not missed a single game due to injury. As a rookie, Jacobs rushed for 1,150 yards with seven touchdowns and averaged 4.8 yards per run. Last season, he missed one game. His yards-per-carry average fell to 3.9. He ran for 1,065 yards with 12 TDs.
Jacobs announced last week that his practice schedule would be cut to make him more available for games.