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Raiders Tyrell Williams suffers torn labrum injury

Raiders wide receiver Tyrell Williams has a torn labrum injury, a league source confirmed, and the plan is to play through the injury, although he will spend the next few weeks rehabbing the injury.

The Raiders open the season on Sept. 13 at Carolina, so there is some time for Williams to work with before games become a factor.

Entering his second year with the Raiders, Williams’ has been injury plagued thus far. Last year he played through a painful Plantar fasciitis issue that affected both of his feet, and now he is dealing with the torn labrum.

Williams, who the Raiders signed as a free agent last year, finished his first season with 42 catches for 651 yards and six touchdowns.

The Raiders drafted Henry Ruggs from Alabama in the first round and Bryan Edwards from South Carolina in the third round of last April’s draft. Both are expected to contribute as rookies, with Edwards potentially pushing Williams for playing time.

Edwards has been rotating with Williams during training camp, and the 6-foot-3, 220 pounder is expected to be first in line to replace Williams if the injury carries over to the regular season.

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