Raiders’ Khalil Mack to return to NFL, but won’t be active on opening day
Oakland Raiders running back Khalil McKenzie has decided to return, according to a report from Bleacher Report’s Ian Rapoport.
McKenzie, a free agent after this season, had been sidelined by a torn ACL since late March and was expected to be ready for the start of training camp, but his absence led to speculation that he’d be inactive for the opening day game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie will take over as head coach and general manager of the Raiders on Thursday, Rapoports reported, citing sources close to the situation.
McKenzie has been one of the most productive players in the league in recent years.
He was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders, and he rushed for 1,636 yards and 14 touchdowns over his first two seasons in the NFL.
He also ran for 1:58 in the 40-yard dash at the combine, which put him in the top 10 of the draft class.
He led the Raiders in rushing touchdowns in each of his first three seasons and was the most valuable player on a defense that finished the season ranked No. 14 in yards allowed per play.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapo contributed to this report.