Raiders place backup QB Marcus Mariota on IR with quad injury
Marcus Mariota played one snap and ran for 31 yards in Las Vegas' 33-27 overtime win against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders place backup QB Marcus Mariota on IR with quad injury

The Las Vegas Raiders have placed backup quarterback Marcus Mariota on injured reserve with a quad injury, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. 

Mariota played one snap and ran for 31 yards in Las Vegas' 33-27 overtime win against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday. 

Earlier this week, Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said that the team lost a "big part" of its offense with Mariota injured, adding that he hopes the issue doesn't linger. Now he'll be sidelined for at least three weeks. 

Mariota dealt with a quad injury throughout the preseason and didn't appear in a single game this summer. The 27-year-old signed with the Raiders before the 2020 campaign after five years with the Tennessee Titans. 

Nathan Peterman will now likely back up starting quarterback Derek Carr. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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