Troubling Update on Las Vegas Raiders Tight End

Las Vegas Raiders fans were given a reason for concern today. At his Wednesday presser, Head Coach Josh McDaniels declined to make a prediction on star tight end Darren Waller's recovery from a hamstring injury, indicating there was some doubt that the Pro Bowler would be ready for the opening of the season:

Waller has missed extensive time this offseason with his hamstring injury. After sitting out over two weeks of practice, he briefly returned to the field last Wednesday but has since been inactive yet again. As only the 17th highest-paid tight end in the league, rumors have circulated since July that Waller was unhappy with his contract. When he showed up for duty at the beginning of camp, Raiders fans were relieved to have avoided a potential holdout, but they've had little good news since.

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With over 69.9 yards per game over his past three seasons, Waller is one of the league's premier receiving threats at the tight end position. His presence, as well as the offseason additions of All-Pro wide receiver Davante Adams and head coach Josh McDaniels, had fans dreaming of a premier pass attack for the Raiders in the ultra feisty AFC West. If McDaniels's cautiousness is warranted, the Raiders may have to wait a little longer to see the true potential of their new-look offense.

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