Raiders RB Josh Jacobs will play Saturday against the Chiefs after spending several days with his ailing father
Josh Jacobs asked his dad what he should do on Friday, and Marty said he wanted Josh to play. So Jacobs booked a private jet and flew back to Las Vegas on Friday night, where he was scheduled to land around 8:00 PM PT.
The Raiders RB has also been dealing with hip and oblique injuries and received treatment on Saturday. Jacobs did a pregame workout before the final call, saying he’s fine.
Josh Jacobs’ six-year-old son, Braxton, may have saved his grandfather’s life: He found Marty in pain Tuesday and called 911, a source said. Marty underwent surgery on Wednesday.
Marty Jacobs remains hospitalized in intensive care, but plans to watch his son try to finish the cap on Saturday.
Entering the final week of the regular season, Jacobs leads the NFL with 1,608 yards — his closest challenger, 179 yards more than the Titans star. Derrick Henry (1,429).
The Raiders have been eliminated from the playoffs. But Jacobs has continued to play through injuries and was recently named team captain. He was limited in practice Tuesday, did not practice Wednesday or Thursday and is officially questionable (hip/oblique/staff).
The Chiefs would clinch the AFC’s No. 1 seed with a win over the Raiders, but only after a resolution passed by NFL owners on Friday. adjust the AFC playoffsThe possibility of hosting the conference tournament at a neutral site remains in play.
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