Nov 6, 2022; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller (83) warms up before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Pendleton-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Raiders put Darren Waller, Hunter Renfrow on IR

The Las Vegas Raiders placed tight end Darren Waller on injured reserve Thursday, according to reports, adding four more games to the three he’s already missed while trying to recover from a hamstring injury.

Additionally, the team also placed wideout Hunter Renfrow on IR with an oblique injury, multiple outlets reported. He, too, will have to miss at least four games.

Waller has not played since Week 5, when he recorded eight offensive snaps against the Kansas City Chiefs. Waller has been a game-time decision the past two weeks but was inactive for both after testing the hamstring in pregame warmups.

“It’s not like I’m doing anything to keep myself off the field willingly,” Waller told ESPN on Wednesday. “I’m doing everything that I can. It just may not be happening in the timetable that I’d like for that to happen.”

Waller, 30, signed a three-year, $51 million extension at the end of training camp.

He has 16 catches for 175 yards and a touchdown in five games (four starts). Waller earned his lone Pro Bowl selection in 2020, when he caught 107 passes for 1,196 yards and nine touchdowns.

He has 3,359 receiving yards and 17 TDs in 70 career games (50 starts) with the Baltimore Ravens (2015-16) and Raiders.

Renfrow, 26, has 21 catches for 192 yards in six games (one start). He missed two games earlier this season with a concussion.

Renfrow also signed a contract extension ahead of the 2022 season, a two-year, $32 million deal with $21 million in guaranteed money.

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Sep 25, 2022; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller (83) just misses a catch during the second quarter against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Nelles-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders TE Darren Waller inactive vs. Jaguars

Tight end Darren Waller will sit out his third straight game on Sunday when the Las Vegas Raiders visit the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Waller was listed as questionable to play in Sunday’s game due to his ailing hamstring.

Foster Moreau will start in place of the 30-year-old Waller, who has 16 catches for 175 yards and one touchdown in five games this season.

The Raiders (2-5) also listed running back Brittain Brown, linebacker Jayon Brown, offensive tackle Jackson Barton, defensive tackle Kendal Vickers and defensive end Tashawn Bower as inactive for the game.

The Jaguars (2-6) listed wide receiver Kendric Pryor, safety Tyree Gillespie, guard John Miller, cornerback Tevaughn Campbell and outside linebacker De’Shaan Dixon.

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Jan 15, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller (83) reacts after moving the ball forward against the Cincinnati Bengals in the second half in an AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders sign tight end Darren Waller to 3-year extension

A Pro Bowl tight end has helped to ensure his future in Las Vegas, as the Raiders and Darren Waller have reached an agreement on a three-year contract extension worth $51 million.

Waller, 29, began his career on the practice squad in Baltimore, eventually recording 12 receptions over two seasons for the Ravens. After a six-reception debut season with the Raiders in 2018, he recorded back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2019 and ’20 before knee and back injuries limited his 2021 numbers to 55 receptions for 665 yards in 11 games.

“Darren Waller is an exemplary teammate in every way, and we’re excited to see him continue to grow as a leader on this team,” Raiders coach Josh McDaniels said on the team’s website. “Darren brings a tremendous commitment and work ethic to the building every day, and we couldn’t be more thrilled that he will be a part of the Raiders Family for years to come.”

Waller’s 2020 season resulted in a Pro Bowl selection after he set a team record with 107 receptions for 1,196 yards and nine touchdowns.

Despite having two years left on his previous contract, Waller sought to get a deal done before the start of the Raiders’ regular season against the Chargers in Los Angeles on Sunday, and the two sides made the deadline by a day.

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Nov 21, 2021; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller (83) against the Cincinnati Bengals at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders TE Darren Waller (undisclosed) nearing return

Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller told ESPN he should be ready to practice next week.

Waller, 29, has been sidelined since early August with an undisclosed injury.

He will not participate in Sunday’s preseason opener against the visiting Minnesota Vikings.

After back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, Waller caught 55 passes for 665 yards and two touchdowns in 11 games last season.

The 2020 Pro Bowl selection has 270 receptions for 3,184 yards and 16 touchdowns in 65 games (46 starts) for the Baltimore Ravens (2015-16) and Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders (2018-21).

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Oct 17, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller (83) celebrates defeating the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders rule out TE Darren Waller (knee, back) for Sunday

Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller was ruled out for Sunday’s home game against the Washington Football Team.

Waller sustained knee and back injuries during Las Vegas’ 36-33 overtime victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day. He didn’t practice at all this week.

Waller has caught 53 passes for 643 yards and two touchdowns in 10 games this season. Last year, he was a Pro Bowl selection when he established career bests of 107 receptions, 1,196 receiving yards and nine touchdowns.

Running back Josh Jacobs (ankle) and receiver DeSean Jackson (calf) are among the Raiders listed as questionable.

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Nov 21, 2021; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller (83) against the Cincinnati Bengals at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders TE Darren Waller (knee) week-to-week

Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller is week-to-week with knee injury he sustained in last week’s Thanksgiving Day game.

An MRI last Friday revealed that Waller was spared serious injury, suffering a strained IT band.

Raiders interim head coach Rich Bisaccia said Monday that Waller improved over the weekend and will be evaluated ahead of this week’s game against Washington.

Also, defensive end Carl Nassib (knee) is week-to-week with a knee injury. But Bisaccia said linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski (ankle) could return this week.

Waller, 29, did not play in the second half of Thursday’s 36-33 overtime victory against the host Dallas Cowboys. He grabbed his knee after being tackled following a 21-yard catch with 12:33 left in the first half.

Waller rode the bike on the sidelines and was examined at halftime before being ruled out by the team just after the start of the third quarter.

The former sixth-round draft pick by the Baltimore Ravens in 2015 had two receptions for 33 yards against the Cowboys. The 2020 Pro Bowl selection ranks second on Las Vegas (6-5) in receptions (53) and receiving yards (643) behind wide receiver Hunter Renfrow. Waller has two touchdowns in 10 games.

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Nov 21, 2021; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller (83) against the Cincinnati Bengals at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Raiders TE Darren Waller (knee) to have MRI

Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller will have an MRI on his injured left knee Friday, NFL Network reported.

Waller, 29, did not play in the second half of Thursday’s 36-33 overtime victory against the host Dallas Cowboys.

He grabbed his knee after being tackled following a 21-yard catch with 12:33 left in the first half.

He rode the bike on the sidelines and was examined at halftime before being ruled out by the team just after the start of the third quarter.

Waller had two receptions for 33 yards against the Cowboys. The 2020 Pro Bowl selection ranks second on Las Vegas (6-5) in receptions (53) and receiving yards (643) behind wide receiver Hunter Renfrow. Waller has two touchdowns in 10 games.

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Nov 25, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller (83) drops the ball as he is tackled by Dallas Cowboys safety Jayron Kearse (27) during the first quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders TE Darren Waller (knee) ruled out vs. Cowboys

Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller was ruled out for the second half of Thursday’s game against the host Dallas Cowboys due to a left knee injury.

Waller initially exited the game with a back injury during the first quarter but soon returned. Then, he was tackled after catching a 21-yard pass and was seen grabbing for the knee with 12:33 left in the half.

He rode the bike on the sidelines and was examined at halftime before being ruled out by the team just after the start of the third quarter.

Waller had two receptions for 33 yards before being ruled out. He was coming off his second 100-yard outing of the season.

Entering the game, the 29-year-old led Las Vegas with 610 receiving yards on 51 catches, including two touchdowns, in 10 games this season.

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Oct 4, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller (83) celebrates after catching a pass for a touchdown against the Los Angeles Chargers during the second half at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Raiders’ Darren Waller game-time call vs. Eagles

Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller is considered a game-time decision for Sunday’s home game against the Philadelphia Eagles, ESPN reported.

Waller, who is listed as questionable, injured his ankle and heel during Friday’s practice. His status for Sunday’s contest depends on how he feels during pregame warmups, per the report.

Waller, 29, was a Pro Bowl selection last season when he had a franchise-record 107 receptions for 1,196 yards and nine touchdowns in 16 games — 15 starts.

In six games this season, Waller leads the Raiders with 33 catches for 378 yards and two TDs.

If Waller can’t play on Sunday, Foster Moreau is the Raiders’ backup at tight end. Moreau, 24, has four receptions for 53 yards and a touchdown in six games this season.

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Sep 21, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller (83) runs the ball against the New Orleans Saints during the second quarter of a NFL game at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders’ Waller, Carr fined for COVID-19 violations

Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller was fined $30,000 for a violation of the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols during an indoor charity event last week in Nevada, the NFL Network reported on Monday.

Raiders teammate Derek Carr was among several others fined $15,000 after players were seen in photographs and videos without masks on during the event, which was hosted by The Darren Waller Foundation.

The event, which was held in Henderson, raised roughly $300,000 to help young people dealing with drug and alcohol addiction.

Raiders coach Jon Gruden told reporters he addressed the issue with the players, with Carr saying “we admit we should have kept the masks on, even if we are coming in and they’re introducing us.”

Prior to the start of the season, the NFL and NFLPA agreed to new policies that would require all players to wear masks while out in public.

The Raiders reportedly were fined $50,000 for allowing a non-credentialed employee into the locker room following their 34-24 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sept. 21.

Also Gruden was fined $100,000 — and the franchise was docked an additional $250,000 — for failing to wear a face covering for the majority of that contest.

Saints coach Sean Payton was also fined for failure to wear his mask in that game.

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