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Kolton Miller, Maurice Hurst practice Wednesday ahead of Chiefs game

Raiders get a big boost before Kansas City comes to town

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Las Vegas Raiders
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Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Las Vegas Raiders got some good injury news as they began the week of preparation for Sunday night’s huge game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Left tackle Kolton Miller and defensive tackle Maurice Hurst were back on the practice field Wednesday. Both players missed the past two games — wins against the Los Angeles Chargers and Denver Broncos — with ankle injuries.

Barring setbacks, Miller and Hurst should be able to play against the Chiefs in the upcoming crucial AFC West battle. Raiders coach Jon Gruden said on Monday that he was hopeful the two players could practice and play this week.

This is good news considering the Raiders are dealing with continued coronavirus issues. The Raiders currently have four starters on the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list.

Defensive end Clelin Ferrell and slot cornerback LaMarcus Joyner were put on the list Tuesday, Ferrell posted on social media that he has the virus and he expects to miss one game. It has been reported that Joyner is a close contact situation and he may be able to play Sunday.

Right tackle Trent Brown and linebacker Cory Littleton have been on the list. Brown is reportedly out until next month and Littleton reportedly won’t play this week.