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NFL, NFLPA reviewing if Raiders violated COVID-19 protocols

Trent Brown and Jonathan Abram could be deemed “high risk”

NFL: Las Vegas Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Las Vegas Raiders right tackle Trent Brown returned to the team in Week 5 and played in all 70 offensive snaps of their 40-32 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. The Raiders sent all five starting offensive linemen home on Wednesday as a precaution after Brown went on the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list earlier in the day.

According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the NFL and NFL Players Association is reviewing Brown’s positive test and if he had been “consistently wearing his tracking device,” as well as video of the line hanging out together without masks.

Update: The entire starting offensive line and Jonathan Abram are “high risk” and won’t be playing on Sunday.

Brown has played in 13 games since signing four-year, $66 million contract in 2019, including his three snaps in Week 1. He is tied with Derek Carr for having the biggest cap hit on the team this season — $21.5 million — and they are the only players above $10 million. But Las Vegas has no financial commitment to him after 2020.

Both Brown and safety Jonathan Abram are deemed to be “high-risk” contacts, which could keep them out for five days. The Raiders are playing without their starting offensive line in practice on Thursday.