HENDERSON, Nev. — The Las Vegas Raiders have activated seven of the 10 gamers from their reserve/COVID-19 listing Saturday. These gamers can be eligible to go well with up and play towards the defending Tremendous Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday evening at Allegiant Stadium so long as they proceed to check unfavorable.
Security Johnathan Abram, defensive tackles Maliek Collins, Johnathan Hankins and Kendal Vickers, defensive finish Arden Key and cornerback Isaiah Johnson have been thought of high-risk shut contacts to defensive finish Clelin Ferrell, who examined optimistic for COVID-19 earlier within the week. However for the reason that six gamers examined unfavorable all through the week, they’re again to the 53-man energetic roster. Defensive finish David Irving, in the meantime, will come off the apply squad/COVID-19 listing, revert to the apply squad after which be elevated to the 53-man energetic roster.
Defensive again Lamarcus Joyner, who went on the listing Tuesday, was activated from it on Friday.
Las Vegas additionally activated defensive finish Chris Smith and linebacker Javin White from apply squad, however positioned operating again Theo Riddick on the reserve/COVID-19 listing, the place proper deal with Trent Brown, linebacker Cory Littleton and Ferrell stay.
The Raiders (6-3) handed the Chiefs (8-1) a 40-32 defeat at Arrowhead Stadium on Oct. 11, however Las Vegas defensive coordinator Paul Guenther lamented having so many gamers miss apply this week prematurely of dealing with Kansas Metropolis once more.
“I do not understand how we will beat these guys with a full lineup at apply, not to mention three-fourths of your lineup not right here all week,” Guenther mentioned Thursday. “What do not they’ve? We’re taking part in the world champs. What do not they’ve? They’ve an awesome quarterback, nice receivers, nice tight ends, line is bodily. They usually’re coming off a bye, so it is a daunting process.
“I do know one factor, we’ll present up at 5:20 and we’ll give 100 p.c, as a result of that is what we do. We’ll get these guys able to play. Whoever is on the market at 5:20, they’re going to be able to go.”