Raider Nation got some good news yesterday. Receiver Amari Cooper has cleared concussion protocol and is one step closer to being back on the field and helping the team in the final push for the division title.
Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas-Review Journal reported that the only reason that Cooper wasn’t a participant in practice was because of his ankle injury.
Raiders list WR Amari Cooper as a non-participant only for ankle injury. He has cleared concussion protocol, team spokesman says.
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) December 7, 2017
If Cooper is able to play this week against the Chiefs he would provide a large boost to the offense and with Marcus Peters earning a suspension, he could have another game akin to that which he had last time the Chiefs and Raiders met.
Cooper had over 200 yards receiving and two TDs in Week 7 and if the Raiders were able to get even half of that production this week from their receiver it would go a long way to keeping their playoff hopes alive.
The team also had Michael Crabtree back from a suspension which will further add a much-needed boost to the offense.