Chandler Jones has been away from the Raiders, and there have been some social media posts from him during his absence that caused some concerns. However, the Raiders have stood behind Jones in his absence and have not ruled out a return at some point if his situation improves, according to Rapoport.
There has been speculation that Jones had some bad blood with head coach Josh McDaniels and the rest of the Raiders staff as a result of his posts on social media. Now, it appears that the Raiders are at least endorsing Jones' absence.
It will be intriguing to see whether Jones does return to the team at some point this season. The Raiders might be able to be competitive when it comes to getting a wild card spot in the AFC, despite a blowout loss to the Buffalo Bills. The Week 1 win over the Denver Broncos was huge.
Josh McDaniels and the Raiders have a big game coming up against the Pittsburgh Steelers at home on Sunday Night Football. It is the home opener for the team, and it comes against an opponent that could be in the wild card race this season.
It will be worth monitoring Jones' status with the Raiders, because he could be a big boost to the team's defense down the stretch of this season.