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Raiders WR Martavis Bryant is questionable due to the flu

Martavis Bryant, Raiders

The Oakland Raiders are heading into Week 6 with a huge matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. Jon Gruden’s team has not gotten off to a hot start this season, but he feels confident that the team can get back on track. Martavis Bryant was a big part of their offense last week, but may not be able to sit up this week.

According to a report from Rotoworld on Twitter, Bryant is questionable for this week’s game due to the flu.

Bryant has had an up-and-down tenure with the Raiders. After being acquired via trade in the offseason, Bryant actually was released ahead of the season. It didn’t take long for the Raiders to pick him back up.

Last week against the Los Angeles Chargers, Bryant caught three passes for 91 yards. He was unable to get into the end zone, but made a massive impact. Oakland needs as many weapons as they can get against a dangerous Seahawks’ team.

Derek Carr and company have to find a way to get things going. As Gruden recently stated, as noted by Clutch Points, the team is not happy with only having one win.

Oakland needs to pick up this win in order to avoid a 1-5 start to the season. Very few teams are able to come back from that kind of a deficit. Moving to 2-4 would still put them at a major disadvantage, but would be doable as the season moves forward.

Expect to hear more news about Bryant prior to the Raiders’ kickoff. Hopefully, he will be able to overcome the flu and get out on the field to help his team in a big game.