The Oakland Raiders officially removed QB Derek Carr (transverse fracture) from the injury report on Friday, which clears the way for him to start Week 6’s game against the Chargers, per Michael Gehlken.
Reports were all over the place in regards Carr’s timeline to return from the back injury he suffered a few weeks ago. One said he could miss as much as 2-6 weeks, but it became clear Carr was likely to return this weekend.
The Raiders have had EJ Manuel filling in while Carr is out.
Carr, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Raiders back in 2014. He is was in the final year of his contract when the Raiders signed him to a five-year, $125 million extension that included $70 million guaranteed.
Carr will make base salaries of $5 million and $7.4 million over the next two years of the agreement but his contract includes a $15 million roster bonus to be paid out in 2018.
In 2017, Carr has appeared in four games and thrown for 753 yards while completing 67.9 percent of his passes to go along with seven touchdowns and two interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 20 quarterback out of 32 qualifying players.