The Las Vegas Raiders will put 4 offensive offensive linemen and security Johnathan Abram on the reserve / COVID-19 listing in spite of everything 5 gamers had been categorized as high-risk contacts on Thursday, ESPN sources stated Paul Gutierrez, confirming a number of stories.
Middle Rodney Hudson, guards Gabe Jackson and Denzelle Good, versus Kolton Miller and Abram missed their second day of coaching in quarantine on Thursday.
The position of the gamers on the Reserve / COVID-19 listing was first reported by the NFL Community.
With Sort out Trent Brown already on the reserve / COVID-19 listing, the Raiders may probably forego all 5 offensive linemen for Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
With Brown and the opposite 4 starters on the reserve / COVID-19 listing, the Raiders solely have 5 offensive linemen on their 53-man roster, together with two offensive linemen from the observe group.
The NFL guidelines state that groups will need to have a minimum of eight offensive linemen on their 48-man rosters for the day of the sport. If the Raiders are unable to draw a minimum of eight offensive linemen for Sunday’s recreation, then solely a most of 47 lively gamers can be allowed to play.
Abram and the offensive linemen should be quarantined for 5 days, plus their final day of contact, which was Monday – which means they may probably be cleared by a POC take a look at on Sunday morning.
The NFL introduced Thursday that the Raiders’ recreation in opposition to Tampa Bay – initially scheduled for Sunday night time – had been postponed to 4:05 p.m. ET “out of warning to verify a recreation is on the market for followers on Sunday night time.”
The Seattle Seahawks will now face the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night time, and the NFL expects the Bucs Raiders recreation to be performed.