Raiders DT Gerald McCoy out for season with injury

Raiders DT Gerald McCoy will miss the rest of the season with an injury after he was carted off the field in the 4th quarter of Monday Night Football.

McCoy signed a one-year contract in August. The Raiders intended to add a veteran presence to the defensive line rotation. McCoy played well in his only preseason game, and the Raiders will feel his absence this season.

Yesterday, the Raiders received news that starting RG Denzelle Good suffered a torn ACL and will also be out for the year.

“There is some concern [for long-term injury],” head coach Jon Gruden said Tuesday in a press conference. “We’ve got a couple guys getting examined. Gerald McCoy, Denzelle Good, Marcus Mariota, to name a few. We’ll have to see the official evaluation here shortly.”

The official evaluations confirmed the worst, and the Raiders will be without two key contributors for the rest of the year.

It will be ‘next man up’ for the Raiders at both positions. The Raiders offensive line struggled early against the Ravens. It was the first major test for the rebuilt offensive line, and the unit felt the loss of Good immediately.

The defensive line, however, was rather disruptive throughout the Monday night matchup.

The Raiders are signing DT Damion Square off of the Bears practice squad, per Ian Rappoport. No move has been announced yet along the offensive line to replace Denzelle Good’s spot on the roster.

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