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Raiders place Nathan Peterman on injured reserve

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The Oakland Raiders have found a way around their tricky quarterback situation, placing Nathan Peterman on injured reserve, per Vic Tafur of The Athletic.

Peterman is apparently dealing with an elbow injury, although that’s the first we’ve heard of it. The Raiders claimed DeShone Kizer off waivers from the Packers over the weekend, meaning that some move was going to have to be made.

Teams hardly ever carry four quarterbacks on the active roster, so it seemed likely that either Peterman or Mike Glennon was going to get the boot. Instead of waiving Peterman, they were able to free up a roster spot while still keeping control of the young signal-caller.

It’s certainly possible that Peterman’s injury isn’t that serious and that this is just a way to stash him on injured reserve. Peterman, of course, became infamous because of his disastrous appearances with the Bills during his first couple of seasons in the league.

As a rookie, Peterman threw five interceptions in his first career game. He flamed out of Buffalo pretty quickly, and then Raiders head coach Jon Gruden took him on as a redemption project.

Gruden raised a lot of eyebrows with his strong praise of Peterman this offseason, and he has an affinity for the Pitt product. Kizer was drafted by the Browns in the second-round back in 2017, then got traded to the Packers. After just one season in Green Bay, he got waived on cutdown day.

Kizer will now presumably slide in as the team’s third-stringer. Mike Glennon appears set to enter the season as Derek Carr’s primary clipboard holder. Gruden loves to salvage quarterbacks, so maybe this is a good landing spot for a former high pick like Kizer.