Raiders Get Good News as Additional COVID-19 Tests Come Up Positive

Tanya Simon
October 26, 2020

Wednesday, the Raiders sent home their entire starting offensive line per contract tracing and new, more-stringent National Football League protocols requiring isolation after a positive test result.

The Seattle Seahawks-Arizona Cardinals game at Glendale, Ariz., was moved to an 8:20 p.m. EST Sunday kickoff.

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Earlier this week, the Raiders discovered that Trent Brown tested positive for COVID-19.

The NFL has shifted the Las Vegas game against Tampa Bay out of prime time after several Raiders players have been unable to practice this week because of contact tracing from the coronavirus.

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"These decisions were made out of an abundance of caution to ensure that a game would be available for fans on 'Sunday Night Football, '" the league explained in its official press release.

The decision fills a potential "SNF" broadcast opening while both the NFL and NFL Players Association look into COVID-19 issues now affecting the Raiders.

In its statement, the league said it still expects Buccaneers-Raiders to be played Sunday.

The Raiders and the Buccaneers were scheduled to face off on Sunday Night Football in Week 7.

Gruden, who won a Super Bowl with the Buccaneers during his seven seasons coaching in Tampa Bay, said he was forced to send home five of his team's starting offensive linemen because of possible contact with Brown, casting doubt over the team's potential readiness to take on the Tom Brady-helmed squad.

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