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Raiders list three linebackers as questionable for Thursday’s game vs. Chiefs

Marquel Lee

The Oakland Raiders are thirsty for a win, but ending a four-game skid as soon as this week might have just become a tougher task. This is after it was revealed that the Raiders have three linebackers questionable to play on Thursday against the AFC West leading Kansas City Chiefs, per Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk.

The Raiders list three linebackers as questionable: Cory James (knee), Marquel Lee (ankle) and Nicholas Morrow (ankle) all were limited in practice Wednesday.

The trio has been crucial in the Raiders’ run defense this season, especially James, who is fourth on the team in total tackles with 24. Lee and Morrow have 13 and 14, respectively. Pro Bowler linebacker NaVorro Bowman signed with the Raiders earlier this week, but it’s uncertain how much impact will he be on Oakland’s defense that ranks 21st in the league with 117.2 rushing yards allowed per contest. It’s unclear whether he’ll play tomorrow night, just days after signing with Oakland.

The Raiders are sharing the cellar of the division with the Los Angeles Chargers with a 2-4 record, and in an important matchup against 5-1 Kansas City, they’re going to need a total team effort to try to prevent extending their losing streak to five games.