Raiders activated seven reserve players / COVID-19

Players still have to give another negative in order to play against Chiefs

HENDERSON, Nev. – Las Vegas Raiders They activated a site of the 10 players on their reserve / COVID-19 list on Saturday. Those players will be eligible to dress up and play against the defending Super Bowl champion. Kansas City Chiefs Sunday night at Allegiant Stadium, provided they continue to test negative.

Safety Jonathan Abram, defensive tackles Maliek Collins, Jonathan Hankins and Kendal Vickers, defensive end Arden Key and cornerback Isaiah Johnson were considered high-risk close contacts of defensive end Clelin Ferrell, who tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the year. week. Pro since all six players tested negative during the week, they are back on the active roster of 53 players. Meanwhile, defensive end David Irving will drop off the COVID-19 / practice squad roster, return to the practice squad, and then be elevated to the active 53-man roster.

The deep Lamarcus Joyner, who entered the list on Tuesday, was activated on Friday.

Las Vegas also activated defensive end Chris Smith and linebacker Javin White from the practice team, but placed the running back Theo Riddick on the reserve / COVID-19 roster, where right tackle Trent Brown, linebacker Cory Littleton and Ferrell remain.

The Raiders (6-3) handed the Chiefs (8-1) a 40-32 loss at Arrowhead Stadium on Oct. 11, but Las Vegas defensive coordinator Paul Guenther lamented that so many players missed practice this time. week before facing Kansas City, again.

“I don’t know how we can beat these guys with a full lineup in practice, let alone when three-quarters of your lineup isn’t here all week,” Guenther said Thursday. “What is it they don’t have? We are playing against the champions. What do they not have? They have a great quarterback, great receivers, great tight ends, the line is physical, it’s a daunting task.

“I know one thing, we will arrive at 5:20 and we will give 100%, because that is what we do. Let’s get these guys ready to play. Whoever is there at 5:20, will be ready to go. “

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