LaMarr Woodley Injury: Updates on Raiders DE’s Bicep and Return

Oakland Raiders veteran defensive end LaMarr Woodley suffered a biceps injury that could threaten his status beyond Week 8's road game against the Cleveland Browns.

Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Woodley's condition, along with what Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano had to say about the situation:

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport provides more details on Woodley's injury:

Woodley was one of Oakland's free-agent acquisitions this offseason; he was signed to help the maligned franchise win right away.

However, the Raiders are the only winless team remaining in the NFL with a 0-6 record. Losing Woodley for an extended period of time would only exacerbate their problems.

Next in line to fill in for Woodley, per the team's official depth chart, is Benson Mayowa, a 2013 undrafted free agent. That doesn't promise to improve Oakland's defensive forecast anytime soon, which is necessary to help the league's last-ranked offense led by rookie quarterback Derek Carr.

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