Henry Ruggs III
WR - FA - OUT
The Las Vegas Raiders have released wide receiver Henry Ruggs III, the team announced on Twitter late Tuesday evening.
Ruggs was involved in a car accident early Tuesday morning and was subsequently charged with felony charges of DUI resulting in death and reckless driving. Ruggs was transported to the hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Through seven games, the 22-year-old wideout had caught 24 of his 36 targets for 469 yards and two touchdowns, but the Raiders are moving on from the 12th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft in the wake of Tuesday's accident.
Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III is being charged with DUI resulting in death for his role in a Las Vegas car crash on Tuesday morning.
The incident occurred at 3:39 AM. Ruggs was transported to the hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The situation remains an on-going investigation.
TMZ reports that Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III was involved in a serious car accident in Las Vegas on Tuesday morning.
The 22-year-old was involved in the accident at 3:40 AM. It's unclear what his condition is, but there are reports that there was at least one fatality. We'll update this story once more is known.
Henry Ruggs caught four of his four targets on Sunday, totalling 24 yards while also chipping in seven yards on the ground.
With the Raiders getting up big early, Ruggs wasn't really targeted down the field in this one and in turn didn't deliver for fantasy managers. He'll have next week to refocus and prepare before taking on the second half of the season, beginning with a game on the road against the New York Giants.
Henry Ruggs III caught three of his four targets on Sunday, totalling 97 receiving yards and a touchdown.
Ruggs and quarterback Derek Carr finally connected on Sunday, converting a 48-yard touchdown on the opening drive of the ball game. He continues to see a ton of air yards on a weekly basis, making Ruggs an intriguing ceiling play with an admittingly low floor with so few targets a game.