Raiders Place S Johnathan Abram On IR, Sign DB Juston Burris


The Oakland Raiders announced Friday that they’ve officially placed rookie S Johnathan Abram on injured reserve with a shoulder injury and signed DB Juston Burris.

Reports surfaced on Tuesday that Abram was getting a second opinion on the shoulder injury he suffered during the first half of Week 1’s game and it was later confirmed that he will require surgery. 

Raiders HC Jon Gruden later confirmed that Abram will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn rotator cuff and labrum during Monday’s win over the Broncos. 

“It’s a big loss,” Gruden said of Abram’s injury, per Scott Bair

Gruden added that they will “consider this a redshirt year for him,” per Paul Gutierrez.

Abram, 22, was selected with the No. 27 overall pick in the first round by the Raiders out of Mississippi State. He signed a four-year, $11,495,198 contract including a $6,380,144 signing bonus with the Raiders. 

Oakland will have a fifth-year option to pick up on Abram in 2022.

In 2019, Abram appeared in one game for the Raiders and recorded five tackles and a pass defense.


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