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When will the Raiders’ massive, and expensive, O-line get back together?

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A first-round pick, No. 15 overall, was used on left tackle in Kolton Miller in 2018.

Richie Incognito was initially coaxed out of retirement to play left guard by a one-year “prove-it” deal in the spring of 2019 before earning a two-year, $14 million extension with $6.365 million in guarantees last winter.

Rodney Hudson’s three-year, $33.4 million extension with $24.4 million guaranteed in the summer of 2019 made him the highest-paid center in the game in terms of average annual pay at $11.13 million.

Gabe Jackson, a third-round draft pick in 2014, received a five-year, $56 million extension in 2017, with $26 million guaranteed, after moving to right guard from left guard.

And Trent Brown? All the right tackle did was break the bank by becoming the highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL history, courtesy of his four-year, $66 million free-agent contract with $36.75 million guaranteed in the spring of 2019.buy nike nfl jerseys cheap

Yeah, the Las Vegas Raiders have invested heavily in their offensive line. It is an impressive and imposing group … when on the field. And that’s something that has not happened much. Because after starting just five games together as a unit last season, the Raiders’ expensive and much-ballyhooed O-line has played just three snaps together this season.

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“Yeah, it’s been tough,” Raiders coach Jon Gruden acknowledged. “We’ve had a lot of adversity. With Tyrell Williams, a guy we thought was going to be a big part of our offense going down. The Antonio Brown thing didn’t work out. Right now, Incognito and … Trent Brown, are out of the ball game. It’s tough. It’s disappointing, but it’s an opportunity to keep digging, keep grinding, keep developing and finding ways to win.”

Indeed, it appeared as though the Raiders might be getting the band back together sooner rather than later, with the 37-year-old Incognito making progress from the Achilles’ injury that sidelined him in Week 2, and Brown — who re-aggravated a calf injury in the opener that limited him to those three snaps in the opener against Carolina — coming off the COVID-19 list last week.

But with the Raiders starting a crucial three-game stretch against AFC West opponents this week, there have been no further updates on Incognito’s condition and Brown just had a scary episode in the Raiders’ locker room in Cleveland on Sunday, when air was reportedly injected accidentally into his bloodstream as a pregame IV was administered.nfl cheap jerseys nike

“We don’t know really anything about Trent’s status,” Gruden said as the Raiders prepare to play at the Los Angeles Chargers this weekend. “The most important thing is that we find out what went wrong. Our prayers are with Trent, certainly … his availability and his status are really not up for discussion right now as far as we’re concerned.”

Even behind a makeshift line that has become the norm, the Raiders dominated the line of scrimmage in blustery Cleveland on Sunday, grinding out a 16-6 victory with a more-than-15-minute time-of-possession advantage while rushing for 208 yards on a mind-numbing 45 battering-ram carries.

Oh, and Las Vegas had to do it with a third-string right tackle. Because after Brown was wheeled out of the locker room and spent the night in a Cleveland hospital for observation, his replacement, Sam Young, injured a knee and Brandon Parker stepped in.

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