Las Vegas Raiders Cornerback Avoids Major Injury

The Las Vegas Raiders dodged a major setback in their defensive backfield. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, cornerback Rock Ya-Sin avoided serious injury to his knee in the team's Week 3 loss to the Tennessee Titans:
Ya-Sin exited in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game after six tackles and 46 snaps. Though his injury does not appear to be a long-term concern, his availability appears to be in doubt for the Raiders' Week 4 game against the Denver Broncos. Considering fellow starting cornerback Nate Hobbs also appears questionable with a concussion, the 0-3 Raiders could find themselves perilously shorthanded for the crucial AFC West showdown.
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Ya-Sin joined the Raiders this offseason via trade with the Indianapolis Colts. The third-year player was sent back to Las Vegas in exchange for pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue, who notched 10 sacks for the Raiders in 2021. Ya-Sin has run hot and cold in his young career since being drafted 34th overall in 2019, earning a career-high 69.9 Pro Football Focus grade last year following a career-worst 49.9 mark in 2020. Should he and Hobbs both miss time, the Raiders will likely turn to Sam Webb and Amik Robertson at cornerback. The two backups have one career interception between them.

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