The Las Vegas Raiders are in the midst of their playoff push.
Although their win against the Jets was lucky and quite ugly, as the great Al Davis would say, “just win baby.”
The Raiders have a huge game this weekend against the Colts as both teams are currently fighting for one of the three wild card spots in the AFC.
With an injury riddled secondary, the Vegas Raiders brought in some reinforcements.
One similar face in particular, CB Daryl Worley.
Las Vegas Raiders Resign CB Daryl Worley
Earlier in the week it was reported that CB Daryl Worley was brought back by the Las Vegas Raiders.
Raiders sign Daryl Worley off Bills practice squad https://t.co/GE4PXtERPt
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 8, 2020
Worley started off the season with the Dallas Cowboys after signing with them in the offseason.
After the trade deadline, when the Cowboys had no takers on Worley, they released him.
Shortly after, the Buffalo Bills added the former Raiders DB to their practice squad.
Well, now Warley is back with the Raiders and may be able to contribute on their playoff push.
Daryl Worley was with the Raiders for two seasons (2018, 2019).
During that two-year tenure, he recorded 2 interceptions while seeing majority of the snaps as the nickel cornerback.
What is unique about Worley is that he can also play the safety position.
That is where he might come in handy for the Raiders as they are dealing with a plethora of injuries to their secondary.
Raiders Secondary Woes
Prior to their Week 13 matchup with the New York Jets, Jon Gruden did say the injury report was going to be lengthy.
Well, he wasn’t lying.
Jon Gruden said the Raiders injury report was going to be extensive. He wasn't kidding pic.twitter.com/sZPqEiA8sH
— Adam Hill (@AdamHillLVRJ) December 2, 2020
In Sunday’s win over the Jets, the Raiders were indeed without S Jonathan Abrams and CB Damon Arnette.
He did end up playing in Week 13 and made a nice contribution with a much needed interception in the second half.
Moving forward, the Raiders are going to need a healthy secondary in order to complete this playoff push.
Abram has dealt with multiple injuries on the year and his status for this weekend’s game is still up in the air.
Among the top nine teams in the AFC playoff picture, eight of them are playing each other in Week 14.
Major playoff implications. 🍿
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) December 9, 2020
This weekend will feature lots of critical game play as we near the end of the season.
As it currently sits, the Raiders are on the outside looking in.
A win over the Colts will most likely put them as the #7 seed moving forward.
Keep in mind, Vegas will also play Miami later on in the year.
The good news for the Raiders is that everything they want is still in front of them.
But if this pace of injuries keep up, they may not be able to make it into the post season.
The resigning of CB Daryl Worley brings in some sort of resurgence for this secondary as he is familiar with the playbook.
But, Worley will not be making his debut this weekend.
#Raiders Jon Gruden: RT Trent Brown practiced with the first team, S Johnathan Abram was limited and neither RB Josh Jacobs nor CB Damon Arnette practiced. Also said CB Daryl Worley would not play this weekend…
— Paul Gutierrez (@PGutierrezESPN) December 9, 2020
We will see what happens for this Raiders team as the rest of the week plays out.