Oakland might be losing an important member of its secondary.
Raiders safety Johnathan Abram tore his rotator cuff Monday in the first quarter of his team’s 24-16 victory over the Broncos, according to multiple reports. Although Abram was able to play 77 percent of Oakland’s snaps following his injury, it will require surgery and could cost him the rest of 2019.
The 22-year-old Mississippi State product has developed a reputation for his big hits and was selected as a first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. The rookie totaled five tackles and broke up one pass in his NFL debut.
Coach Jon Gruden told reporters after the game that Abram can improve in certain areas.
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