The Las Vegas Raiders put Brandon Parker on injured reserve

The Las Vegas Raiders put Brandon Parker on injured reserve

Paul GutierrezESPN staff writerAugust 15, 2023, 07:32 PM ET2 minutes to read

HENDERSON, Nevada — The Las Vegas Raiders on Tuesday placed offensive lineman Brandon Parker, a third-round starter in 2018 who started 12 games at right tackle as a starter and 13 games there in 2021, on injured reserve for the second straight game. year while in training camp, thus likely finishing his season before it even started. His injury has not been revealed this year.

Parker, who did not play in the Raiders’ season-opener Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, suffered a chest injury in the 2022 Hall of Fame Game, an exhibition he started.

The Raiders re-signed Parker to a one-year, $1.5 million contract with guaranteed bonuses of $375,000 and roster bonuses of $15,000 per active game on March 10.

Parker, 27, could potentially play for the Raiders this season if Las Vegas waives him with an injury settlement, clears waivers and then re-signs with the Raiders.

He was in contention for the starting right field spot at camp with incumbent Jermaine Elemonor and second-year player Thayer Munford Jr. He was also listed as the backup left tackle to Colton Miller in the Raiders’ preliminary depth chart before the start of the season.

Parker recently described the injury he sustained at a gallery opening last year.

“In the middle of the second quarter, standing there trying to get past the tight end, I tried to catch the end and I felt a huge slam, and it was stronger than I’ve ever felt before, like a really strong cramp that hadn’t just happened,” Parker said last week. “So I got to the sidelines, did my strength test, and about 90% of my strength was gone right away.

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“They told me four to six months of recovery at first. So, it was around December. And around mid-December I could have come back if I wasn’t for the season. I felt like I got a punch, I was good enough to play. But I’m glad they didn’t.” They pay me… because I had more time to recover all my strength.”

Parker also talked about being re-signed by general manager Dave Ziegler and head coach Josh McDaniels, despite missing the entire 2022 season.

“It means a lot,” he said, “I just want to prove them right.” “I try to be the leader, the positive guy that I am every day in the building. I try to earn the respect of my teammates every day that I come here about how I work, how I talk, how I walk. I think the coaches see that, and they were willing to give me another chance because of my way of being.” bear myself.”

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