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Raiders receive devastating Gerald McCoy news after thrilling Week 1 win

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The Las Vegas Raiders, fresh off a thrilling victory over the Baltimore Ravens at home in Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season, have just received news that veteran defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is done for the rest of the campaign, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

#Raiders DT Gerald McCoy suffered a season-ending injury on Monday night, sources say. Another season cut short for the former multi-year Pro Bowler. The team announced it as a knee on MNF. Damion Square has replaced him on the roster.

McCoy was able to appear on the field against the Ravens, but he was only there for a total of nine snaps. This is another bad break for McCoy, who also did not play a single game in the 2020 NFL season with the Dallas Cowboys because of a ruptured quad.

After getting released by the Cowboys in August 2020, the 33-year-old product of the Oklahoma Sooners found a new home in Las Vegas when he inked a one-year deal with the Raiders that’s worth $1.1 million. With injuries affecting his career of late, his future in the NFL seems to be in great jeopardy. The hope is that he’ll be back to 100 percent in the 2022 NFL offseason in time for him to have a respectable audition for teams in need of depth on the defensive line and/or an experienced pass rusher to guide younger teammates.

The Raiders will play the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2 on the road, with a defense that will have to find another playmaker to step up and fill the void left by McCoy.