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HENDERSON, Nev. – Las Vegas Raiders right guard Denzelle Good suffered a torn ACL in her left knee on Monday night 33-27 overtime victory over the Baltimore Ravens and is out of season, a source told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Good, 30, signed a $ 8.4 million two-year contract with $ 3.2 million guaranteed this offseason. He played in 15 games last season, including a career-best 14 starts (two on the right tackle and 12 on the left guard), and was hailed as the team’s MVP by coach Jon Gruden and quarterback Derek Carr.
Earlier Tuesday, Gruden said the Raiders were concerned about potential long-term injuries to Good, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (right knee) and backback quarterback Marcus Mariota (quad) as well as defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (hoarding).
Good initially went down on the Raiders’ seventh game of the game, but later returned to play 10 more snaps before being shut down. He was replaced by Jermaine Eluemunor, who played 69 shots on offense and four on special teams.
“Jermaine Eluemunor came off the bench and did an incredible job for us when he just got here,” Gruden said.
Eluemunor was signed in September. 2, two days after they were released by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Eluemunor is a fifth round in the Raven’s 2017 pick, and has played in 40 games with 11 starts, eight of them in the right tackle for the New England Patriots last season.
The Raiders were already without 38-year-old team captain Richie Incognito on the left guard. Incognito sustained a right calf injury in a joint workout with the Los Angeles Rams on Aug. 19 and has not practiced since.
Las Vegas (1-0) is on a short week with a cross-country trip to meet the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0) on Sunday.