By JOSH DUBOW, AP Professional Soccer Author
The Las Vegas Raiders newest batch of COVID-19 exams all got here again destructive and their sport towards Tampa Bay is about to to be performed Sunday, an individual acquainted with the outcomes advised The Related Press.
The individual, talking on situation of anonymity as a result of the league doesn’t launch check outcomes, stated all of the exams got here again destructive Saturday morning.
The Raiders positioned two gamers on the COVID-19 checklist following constructive exams earlier within the week and put 5 extra gamers on the checklist due to “excessive danger” shut contacts.
The NFL moved the Raiders sport towards the Buccaneers from prime time to a day slot Sunday in case the sport couldn’t be performed. However the individual says the sport continues to be on for Sunday regardless that the Raiders did not have any beginning offensive linemen at observe this week.
The issues arose this week when beginning proper sort out Trent Brown examined constructive for the coronavirus and was positioned on the COVID-19 checklist on Wednesday. The crew despatched residence 4 different beginning offensive linemen, Kolton Miller, Denzelle Good, Rodney Hudson and Gabe Jackson, in addition to security Johnathan Abram, due to doable shut contact with Brown.
These contacts had been later deemed “excessive danger” and people gamers had been positioned on the COVID-19 checklist on Thursday. If these gamers stay with out signs they need to wait 5 days from their final contact with Brown and check destructive every day earlier than they are going to be allowed to return.
The 4 linemen had their final shut contact on Monday and are heading in the right direction to be cleared to play Sunday. Abram’s final shut contact was Tuesday and might’t clear the protocol earlier than the time of the scheduled sport.
Raiders cornerback Damon Arnette was moved from injured reserve to the COVID-19 checklist on Monday following a constructive check. That check put the Raiders within the league’s “intensive” protocol, which requires correct distancing and masks carrying at observe.
The Raiders ready for the sport through the week with backup linemen Patrick Omameh, John Simpson, Andre James, Brandon Parker and Sam Younger, in addition to observe squad gamers Jaryd Jones-Smith, Erik Magnuson and Kamaal Seymour.
They hope to have the opposite 4 gamers again Sunday in the event that they proceed to check destructive.
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