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Raiders OL and Johnathan Abram placed on reserve/COVID-19 list, Sunday’s game vs Bucs in question

Jon Gruden’s reunion with Tampa Bay could be delayed as starting offensive line and star safety quarantine for five days

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The Las Vegas Raiders game on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be pushed back a few days.

On Thursday, it was reported that the Raiders starting offensive line, as well as safety Johnathan Abram, have been deemed high-risk contacts in the team’s coronavirus scare. As a result, they have been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Those placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list have to wait five days after their last day of contact before they can resume activities, which means the players won’t be eligible to return until Sunday. Their game, which was originally scheduled for Sunday night, has already been flexed to the afternoon slot, just in case it ends up getting postponed.

The Raiders only have five other offensive linemen on their roster, plus two on the practice squad, and they can’t sign anyone in time for the game due to the six-day entry period in the coronavirus protocol.

It’s unclear what will happen with the game at this point, but smart money would be on it being played on a different day, likely later in the week.