Raiders Placing Rookie S Johnathan Abram On Injured Reserve


On Wednesday, Raiders HC Jon Gruden confirmed reports that first-round S Johnathan Abram is being placed on injured reserve and 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.

Reports surfaced last night that Abram was getting a second opinion on the shoulder injury he suffered during the first half of Week 1’s game and it appears as though tests confirmed the worse for the first-round pick. 

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 has appeared in one game for the Raiders and recorded five tackles and a pass defense.


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