Raiders place Gabe Jackson on IR, waive Emmanuel Lamur

Two players called up from practice squad: defensive back Rico Gafford and defensive tackle Gabe Wright

Oakland Raiders offensive guard Gabe Jackson during their NFL football training camp Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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ALAMEDA — The Raiders placed Gabe Jackson on injured reserve Tuesday with a left elbow injury, meaning the fifth-year guard will miss the last two games of the season.

Jackson was injured in the Raiders 24-21 win over Pittsburgh and did not play in a 30-16 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Coach Jon Gruden acknowledged Monday at his weekly press conference that Jackson’s injury was problematic.

“Gabe Jackson is suffering from a very legitimate elbow injury and it’s hard to block people when you can’t extend your arm,” Gruden said. “We’re concerned, obviously.”

Denzelle Good, who joined the team last week and started in Jackson’s spot against the Bengals, will be the likely starter when the Raiders play their home finale on Chrismas Eve Monday night agaisnt the Denver Broncos.

The Raiders also announced that they have waived Emmanuel Lamur, a free agent linebacker who signed in the offseason whose defensive snaps had been reduced in recent weeks with Nick Morrow and Marquel Lee getting most of the work. Lamur played in eight games with four starts.

Two players from the practice squad were added to the 53-man roster — defensive back Rico Gafford and defensive tackle Gabe Wright.

Gafford signed with Tennessee after being undrafted out of Wyoming and played in all four preseason games before being released. He was signed to the Raiders practice squad, where he has played in the secondary for the scout team and also simulated running quarterbacks such as Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson against the first-team defense.

Wright (6-foot-3, 309 pounds) has played for Detroit, Cleveland and Miami with 13 games of experience. He played for the Raiders int he preseason.

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