LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders (7-6) will be without four more defensive starters for their first game under new coordinator Rod Marinelli.
Coach Jon Gruden says that defensive end Clelin Ferrell will miss the upcoming game against the Los Angeles Chargers with a shoulder injury, and linebacker Nicholas Morrow, cornerback Damon Arnette and safety Johnathan Abram all will be out with concussions.
Defensive tackle Maliek Collins is already on injured reserve with a hamstring injury.
Little has gone right for the Las Vegas Raiders since they came within less than a minute of pulling off a season sweep against defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City.
That debilitating loss to Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs has been followed by a lackluster three weeks that included lopsided losses to Atlanta and Indianapolis surrounding a lucky win over the winless New York Jets.
That led to the decision to fire defensive coordinator Paul Guenther in hopes that the Raiders can rebound and maintain their playoff hopes starting with a home game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
The game against the Chargers (4-9) is scheduled for Dec. 17 in Allegiant Stadium.