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Report: Raiders QB Marcus Mariota Out Multiple Weeks with Quad Injury

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The injuries for the Las Vegas Raiders are continuing to pile up ahead of their matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday.

According to a report by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Raiders backup quarterback Marcus Mariota is expected to miss multiple weeks with a quad injury.

Mariota reportedly tweaked the quad on a 31-yard scamper Monday night against the Baltimore Ravens. He did not see the field again following the play.

While an injury to a backup quarterback would sound insignificant to some teams, the Raiders actually utilize Mariota’s skillset as a runner quite often on the offensive side.

Mariota is in his second year with the Raiders. He saw action in one game a season ago, passing for 266 yards and a touchdown in a relief of starter Derek Carr. Mariota also rushed for 88 yards and a score in the game.

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