Matt McGloin Injury: Updates on Raiders QB's Shoulder and Return

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 1:  Quarterback Matt McGloin #14 of the Oakland Raiders throws downfield in the first quarter of the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 1, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
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Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin suffered a shoulder injury in Week 17 against the Denver Broncos. Specifically, McGloin injured his trapezius, and it's "acting like a pinched nerve," per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network

He has been cleared to return, though he has not been given the nod to start.

Continue for updates.

McGloin Active vs. Texans 

Saturday, Jan. 7

The Raiders announced McGloin is not among the team's inactives against the Houston Texans on Saturday. Rapoport reported McGloin will be the Raiders' backup against the Texans, and Connor Cook will be given the start.

Latest on McGloin's Practice Status

Friday, Jan. 6

The Raiders announced McGloin was limited in practice all week.

McGloin Undergoes Additional Testing

Monday, Jan. 2 

McGloin had an MRI on his shoulder, and Del Rio said he is "just sore," per NFL.com

Cook Is Next Man Up for Raiders

The Raiders are already forced to play without Derek Carr, who broke his fibula in Week 16. McGloin got the start in Week 17 against the Broncos and finished with 21 yards on 6-of-11 passing.

Cook did show positive flashes in his first career action. The fourth-round pick finished 14-of-21 for 150 passing yards with one touchdown and an interception against a tough Denver defense.

McGloin has more experience but mediocre numbers, with 11 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 14 games across four years. Including the loss to Denver, he is 1-6 as a starter.

The Raiders finished the year at 12-4, tied for the third-best record in the NFL. However, the head-to-head tiebreaker allowed the Kansas City Chiefs to win the AFC West title and earn a first-round bye, pushing Oakland to the No. 5 seed.

The Raiders will now go on the road to face the Texans in the franchise's first playoff appearance since 2002.


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