The Raiders have released their leading receiver ahead of their matchup with the Giants.

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The Raiders have released their leading receiver ahead of their matchup with the Giants.

On Tuesday, November 2nd, the Las Vegas Raiders announced the release of wide receiver Henry Ruggs III. He made the decision after being engaged in an automobile accident earlier that morning that killed a 23-year-old lady and her dog. The Alabama native “showed symptoms of impairment” at the site of the crash, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and was later charged with a DUI that resulted in death.

Ruggs, a 22-year-old Alabama alum, was the No. 12 overall choice in the 2020 NFL Draft. Prior to his release, the former Crimson Tide receiver was having the best season of his career, leading all Raiders receivers in receiving yards. In just seven games, he had 469 yards, which was more than he had in his whole 13-game rookie season (452). Ruggs, who possesses world-class speed, was developing into one of the NFL’s top deep threats, averaging 19.5 yards per reception this season, second most in the league (minimum 20 receptions).

The 5-2 Raiders, who lead the AFC West by one game over the Los Angeles Chargers, returned to practice on Wednesday after their bye week. On Sunday, November 7th, at 1:00 p.m. ET, they will face the 2-6 New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.

Darren Waller and Josh Jacobs’ injuries have been updated.

Tight end Darren Waller is anticipated to provide the Raiders’ passing game a huge boost this weekend. After suffering an ankle injury late in practice week, the Pro Bowler was unable to play in the team’s most recent game, a Week 7 triumph over the Philadelphia Eagles. Waller was sighted out on the practice field on Wednesday (via Jessee Merrick of News3LV) and appears to be on pace to play against the Giants despite the bye week.

TE Darren Waller is back at practice with the #Raiders after missing the game against the Eagles.

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November 3, 2021 — Jesse Merrick (@JesseNews3LV)

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