Trent Brown tests positive for COVID-19

Ross Houston
October 23, 2020

Brown's positive test resulted in the Raiders' entire starting offensive line being sent home this week to isolate after contact tracing.

The Las Vegas Raiders' Sunday Night Football showdown with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has been moved from its prime-time slot after Raiders players tested positive for coronavirus this week.

Offensive tackle Kolton Miller, guards Denzelle Good and Gabe Jackson, center Rodney Hudson, and safety Johnathan Abram were all placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday. "But hopefully we'll get some players back tomorrow, or for Sunday". Safety Johnathan Abram also is now in isolation.

The Las Vegas Raiders had no additional positive tests from their latest COVID-19 tests, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

"I guess they were around Trent", Gruden said in a video call with reporters. "But this is definitely up there with some of the weirdest things I've ever seen".

The Raiders had the week off last week and returned to practice on Monday. The situation then escalated when head coach Jon Gruden told reporters that he was sending all five starting offensive linemen home because they apparently were in contact with Brown.

"But at the same time, we have job to do while we're here, so you have to compartmentalize a little bit".

The 6-foot-7, 290-pound Irving had 12.5 sacks in 37 games over four seasons for the Cowboys, including seven in eight games in 2017, but has only played in two games since the start of the 2018 season.

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