The Las Vegas Raiders have positioned beginning offensive sort out Trent Brown on the reserve/COVID record, head coach Jon Gruden confirmed to reporters on Wednesday. Not solely that, however the workforce despatched all 5 of its beginning offensive lineman house as a result of they had been n shut contact with Brown. Gruden relayed that the workforce needed to alter Wednesday’s observe because of the lack of linemen, however is hopeful some will be capable of return within the close to future.
“Effectively, we’re listening to the league and so they’re advising us on what to do,” mentioned Gruden. “Trent Brown is just not right here immediately and his standing is unknown. We needed to ship 5 of our beginning linemen house immediately as a result of that they had a tracer. I assume, they had been round Trent. I am unable to get into something greater than that. Hopefully, we’ll get some gamers again tomorrow or for Sunday.”
That is the newest setback for Brown, who signed a $66 million contract with Las Vegas in 2019, as he is solely appeared in two video games this 12 months after struggling a calf damage within the opener. He returned from that damage in Week 5 and performed in 100% of the offensive snaps within the Raiders’ upset win over the Chiefs, however now he is probably confronted with lacking extra time popping out of the Week 6 bye.
“We do not have Trent immediately. We have no of our linemen immediately, so how joyful am I? I am not joyful,” mentioned Gruden. “I am involved. I am actually extra involved about Trent [with] his well being greater than something. I imply, that is COVID and I’m involved with anyone who has it or is close to it.”
It needs to be identified that being positioned on the reserve/COVID record doesn’t essentially imply that Brown has examined constructive for the virus. Underneath the protocols that the league has put in place, somebody will also be positioned on the record in the event that they had been uncovered to somebody who has COVID-19 as a precautionary measure to restrict any potential outbreaks.
The Raiders are scheduled to host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Sunday at Allegiant Stadium for a primetime matchup on Sunday Evening Soccer.