All five of the Las Vegas Raiders starting offensive linemen have been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
The first to go to the list was right tackle Trent Brown, who tested positive for COVID-19. And since all of the other starting linemen were in close contact with Brown, all of them were deemed “high-risk contact” and placed on the COVID-19 list, along with safety Johnathan Abram.
They will all need to quarantine for the rest of the week and if they all test negative on Sunday, they could be able to play. The Raiders currently only have five active offensive linemen on the roster and two more on the practice squad. They need a minimum of eight on game day in order to play.
Las Vegas was scheduled to take on the Tampa Bay Buccanneers on Sunday night but will now play the afternoon game, with the Seattle Seahawks-Arizona Cardinals game taking the primetime spot.
The NFL and NFLPA will also be investigating the Raiders and whether they have followed COVID-19 protocols. Reports also claim that Brown will be investigated to see whether he was wearing his league-mandated tracking device at all times.