HANDERSON, Nevada. – Las Vegas Raiders put seven more players in reserve / COVID-19 on Wednesday’s list, bringing the number of players on their roster to 11, four days before the Raiders hosted the Kansas City Chefs.
Safety Jonathan Abram, defensive matches Maliek Collins, Jonathan Hankins and Kendall Vickers, defensive end Arden Key, cornerback Isaiah Johnson and defensive line-up David Irving entered the list as close high-risk contacts one day after the end of the defense. Lamarcus Joyner entered the list. Ferrell entered the list after a positive test.
Linebacker Corey Littleton and right-winger Trent Brown entered the COVID list on November 12 and 5, respectively.
“We trained today and will be ready for Sunday’s game,” Raiders coach John Gruden told Kansas City media after an initial NFL report said “almost all of the Raiders starting defense” are on the list.
“That’s what you have to do. Everyone has to adapt to a lot of things at every stage of life. We’ve had to go through some things before. We’ll be there on Sunday and be prepared. We’re excited to compete.”
As close contacts, players may have the right to return in time to face bosses who retire from their bye on Sunday night, as long as they continue to test negative this week.
An NFL spokesman confirmed on Wednesday that there was no change in the status of the game, adding that “all clubs have lineup flexibility (16 team coaching players) and these high-risk players from close contact in quarantine will be eligible to participate in the game, provided that you continue to test negatively. “
The Raiders faced a similar situation earlier this season when four starting offensive commanders entered COVID’s list as close contacts with Brown, who tested positive. Left wrestlers with Colton Miller, left winger Denzel Goode, center Rodney Hudson and right winger Gabe Jackson had to quarantine themselves this week and were not allowed to play against the Tampa Bay Bookers until Sunday morning.
In addition, this game was originally planned to be a prime-time television show, but it was passed with so much uncertainty.
ESPN NFL Insider, meanwhile, said Adam Schefter, who Brown, who has been on COVID’s list twice, “could be released as early as next week to resume work.”
And across the city, the UNLV football team canceled its game this weekend in Colorado due to four positive COVID-19 test results in the program.
The Raiders, as a team and individual players, have already been fined nearly $ 1.2 million and received six rounds to select a draft to break protocols.