5'10'' / 220 lbs
Not at mandatory minicamp
Jacobs hasn't signed his franchise tender and is ineligible for mandatory minicamp, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels didn't appear to be too concerned with the situation, saying he respects the process and is looking forward to seeing Jacobs in July when the deadline to sign the franchise tag expires. After battling a number of minor injuries through his first three NFL seasons, the 2019 first-round pick won the league's rushing crown in 2022, totaling career highs in rushing attempts (340), rushing yards (1,653) and receiving yards (400).
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Hasn't signed tag
Jacobs hasn't signed his franchise tender and remains ineligible for OTA practices, Tashan Reed of The Athletic reports.
Jacobs presumably wants a long-term contract before the July 17 deadline and hasn't commented on what he'll do if that doesn't happen. He's coming off the best season of his career and is the leader of an otherwise thin backfield, with Zamir White, Ameer Abdullah and Brandon Bolden the best bets to take first-team snaps while Jacobs is absent.
To skip voluntary workouts
Jacobs isn't slated to participate in the initial phase of the Raiders' offseason voluntary workouts, Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Given that Jacobs has yet to sign his franchise tag tender with Las Vegas, it's no surprise that the running back won't participate in the opening of the team's offseason program. Per Anthony Holzman-Escareno of NFL.com, the two sides have until July 17 to come to terms on a new deal, but if that doesn't occur, Jacobs would be in line to earn a fully guaranteed $10.06 million in 2023. Jacobs, who the Raiders selected in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, is coming off a career-best 2022 season in which he led the league with 1,653 rushing yards. Assuming the 25-year-old eventually either gets an extension or signs his franchise tag tender, Jacobs once again will be on track to remain the clear-cut top option in a backfield that currently also includes Ameer Abdullah, Zamir White, Brandon Bolden and Brittain Brown.
Tagged by Las Vegas
The Raiders assigned their franchise tag to Jacobs on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The transaction was expected all along, as the tag keeps Jacobs from hitting the open market next week and allows the two sides to keep talking for the next four months in hopes of coming to terms on a multi-year deal. Jacobs is coming off a career year in which he rushed 340 times for a league-high 1,653 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also added 400 receiving yards on 53 catches. Jacobs should again be a fantasy difference-maker in 2023 as the centerpiece of the Las Vegas offense.
Likely to get the franchise tag
The Raiders plan to place the franchise tag on Jacobs if the sides can't reach a long-term deal by Tuesday's deadline, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports.
Jacobs always seemed unlikely to leave Las Vegas after leading the league in rushing in his first season under coach Josh McDaniels. The Raiders can make him try and prove it again on a one-year, fully-guaranteed tag if they don't feel comfortable making Jacobs one of the highest-paid running backs in the league. At the moment, it appears as though Jacobs will remain with the Raiders for 2023 under any scenario.
Hopes to re-sign in Vegas
Jacobs told reporters Monday that he hopes to re-sign with the Raiders this offseason after rushing for a league-high 1,653 yards in the regular season, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
Jacobs was a workhorse in his fourth NFL season, producing the league-high rushing total on 340 carries and scoring 12 touchdowns. The Raiders didn't pick up the 2019 first-round draft pick's fifth-year option prior to the season, resulting in Jacobs being an unrestricted free agent come March. After Jacobs responded with his best campaign as a pro, there's likely to be mutual interest between him and the Raiders, the later of whom will have the franchise tag at their disposal if the two sides aren't close on proposed compensation.
Stymied on 17 carries
Jacobs rushed the ball 17 times for 45 yards in Saturday's 31-13 loss to the Chiefs. He added two receptions for five yards.
Jacobs accounted for 17 of 18 carries by Las Vegas running backs, but he struggled to find room to run. His longest gain of the day went for 12 yards, and he managed only 2.6 yards per carry. Jacobs ends the season with 1,653 rushing yards, which will likely be good enough to lead the league. He also chipped in 53 receptions for 400 yards while finding the end zone a total of 12 times. Jacobs is set to become a free agent and will be one of the top available running backs.
Active versus Kansas City
Jacobs (hip/oblique/personal) is listed as active for Saturday's game against the Chiefs.
According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the running back didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday while spending time in Tulsa with his father, who had emergency heart surgery, per sources. However, the NFL's leading rusher will be available versus Kansas City. Assuming no setbacks with the hip and oblique issues he's managed of late, Jacobs should lead the Raiders' Week 18 backfield. If he ends up limited at all, Zamir White, Brandon Bolden and Ameer Abdullah would be candidates to log added snaps in the 6-10 team's season finale.
Slated to play Saturday
Jacobs (hip/oblique/personal) is in line to play Saturday against the Chiefs, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
After not practicing Wednesday or Thursday while spending time in Tulsa with his father, who had emergency heart surgery per sources, the Raiders listed the running back (who has been managing hip and oblique injuries) as questionable for the contest, but per Pelissero, Jacobs is slated to be available versus Kansas City. Official confirmation of Jacobs' Week 18 status will arrive upon the release of the team's inactives ahead of Saturday's 4:30 ET kickoff.