After Raiders defensive finish Clelin Ferrell and cornerback Lamarcus Joyner examined constructive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, greater than half of the crew’s beginning protection is presently on their reserve/COVID-19 listing, in line with NFL Networ’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero.
Together with Ferrell and Joyner, defensive backs Johnathan Abram and Isaiah Johnson, defensive finish Arden Key, and defensive tackles Maliek Collins, Johnathan Hankins and Kendal Vickers are additionally on the Raiders’ COVID-19 listing. Whereas they won’t be allowed to take part on this week’s practices, every participant will likely be eligible to face the Chiefs on Sunday in the event that they take a look at unfavourable for the virus all through the week. The Raiders, 6-3 and in second place within the AFC West, defeated the defending champion Chiefs in Kansas Metropolis again in Week 5, 40-32.
Regardless of the variety of Raiders presently on the crew’s COVID-19 listing, the sport continues to be scheduled to happen on Sunday night time, in line with ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Earlier this month, the Raiders have been fined $500,000 and Jon Gruden an extra $150,000 for COVID-19 violations associated to offensive deal with Trent Brown’s constructive take a look at again in late October. The Raiders have been additionally docked a 2021 six-round choose. Brown was hospitalized after struggling a mishap with an IV previous to the Raiders’ Week 8 victory over the Browns. Brown, who was taken to a hospital earlier than the beginning of the sport, had air enter his bloodstream and it required quick medical consideration, in line with NFL Community’s Rappoport and Pelissero.
The escalated fines and the lack of a draft choose are the outcomes of the Raiders being a repeat offender of the NFL‘s COVID-19 coverage. Again in Week 2, Gruden was fined $100,000 by the league for failing to appropriately put on a face overlaying throughout the crew’s victory over the Saints. The Raiders have been fined an extra $250,000.
Las Vegas has misplaced greater than $1.2 million for NFL COVID-related fines. The Raiders have been fined $350,000 for a masks violation, $165,000 for mask-less gamers at a fundraiser, $50,000 for an unauthorized locker room customer, and $650,000 for Brown’s state of affairs.