Postive Injury Update on Las Vegas Raiders Defensive Lineman

The Las Vegas Raiders had perhaps their most thrilling win of the season Sunday afternoon, and now they've received good news about one of the players who appeared to have paid the price. According to head coach Josh McDaniels, defensive tackle Andrew Billings has avoided major injury despite being carted off the field during yesterday's 40-34 overtime win over the Seattle Seahawks. Billings suffered a leg injury after 33 total snaps in Sunday's matchup. He had notched four total tackles, one tackle for loss, and 1.0 sacks before his departure. The Raiders also held the Seahawks to a modest 65 yards rushing on 23 attempts.

Billings may still miss time with his injury, but the Raiders should be grateful they avoided calamity. Billings has been a key piece of their front seven this year, logging 11 starts and earning a solid 76.1 overall grade from Pro Football Focus this year.

Billings initially joined the Raiders as a free agent earlier this offseason after one year with the Cleveland Browns and three years with the Cincinnati Bengals. Originally the 122nd overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, he signed a one-year, $1.1875 million to serve as the Raiders' nose tackle this year. He's earned himself a pay raise with his play this season.
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