The Raiders remained in limbo Thursday, ready to see if all or any of their beginning offensive linemen in addition to security Johnathan Abram can be obtainable for his or her Week 7 sport in opposition to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
At subject, in accordance with an NFL Community report, is a optimistic COVID-19 take a look at by offensive lineman Trent Brown coupled with the idea that Brown “had not been persistently carrying his monitoring system” and that offensive linemen have been seen on video collectively not carrying masks.
Brown, who’s on the COVID-19 checklist, was not on the observe area Thursday in accordance with tweets from media members on website, and neither have been proper guard Gabe Jackson, heart Rodney Hudson, left guard Denzelle Good, left sort out Kolton Miller or Abram.
All missed observe Wednesday as effectively.
Brown, in accordance with NFL Community, is just not experiencing coronavirus signs.
Requested about the potential for suspending the sport, an NFL supply cited the expanded 16-man observe squads which have been put in place, a sign the sport is predicted to go on as scheduled.
With a reported optimistic take a look at, Brown would miss the sport Sunday evening in opposition to Tampa Bay. If the NFL determines the opposite gamers to be of “excessive threat,” they must sit out 5 days since their final contact with Brown.
Brown and the Raiders practiced Monday and Tuesday was a compulsory gamers break day.
In idea, these gamers may play in opposition to the Bucs if cleared medically however and not using a week of observe.
In a convention name with chosen media, the NFL’s chief medical officer Alan Sills stated the method was ongoing with the Raiders.
“The group is intensive protocol, then we go into contact tracing, interviews, video overview from throughout the facility or observe area,” Sills stated. “That’s a multi-step course of.”
Apart from Brown, the Raiders positioned cornerback Damon Arnette on the COVID-19 reserve checklist Friday. Arnette is already on injured reserve following thumb surgical procedure. Defensive sort out Maurice Hurst was reinstated to the roster Monday after spending 13 days on the COVID-19 reserve checklist.
Following Wednesday’s observe, coach Jon Gruden stated “We adjusted observe. We nonetheless received lots of work performed, however it’s a must to have linemen to play. We’ll have 5 on Sunday. We’ll be able to go.”
Brown, who signed a four-year deal value a most of $66 million earlier than the 2019 season, performed simply three performs within the opener in opposition to Carolina earlier than being misplaced to a calf damage. He returned to play each snap within the Raiders’ 40-32 win over the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs.
The Raiders have been topic to self-discipline for coronavirus coverage. They have been fined $50,000 for having an unauthorized group worker within the locker room following a Week 2 win over New Orleans. Throughout that sport, the Raiders have been fined $250,000 and Gruden $100,000 for not correctly carrying masks.
Ten Raiders gamers, together with tight finish Darren Waller and quarterback Derek Carr, acquired fines totaling $165,000 for not carrying masks at a profit for Waller’s basis.
Extra to come back . . .