The Las Vegas Raiders’ issues with the coronavirus continued on Sunday morning as there were reports that the team has put starting slot cornerback Lamarcus Joyner back on the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list.
That means Joyner will miss Sunday night’s huge AFC West showdown against the Kansas City Chiefs at Allegiant Stadium. Joyner was removed from the list on Friday after going on it Tuesday as a close contact with Raiders’ defensive end Clelin Ferrell, who tested positive for the virus.
The @Raiders will get a slew of defensive players back today for @Chiefs game. Lamarcus Joyner, though, is headed back to COVID-19 list. My story: https://t.co/x3OUAF8Ga7— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) November 22, 2020
Joyner and Ferrell are two of five Las Vegas players who are currently on the COVID list. The others are right tackle Trent Brown, linebacker Cory Littleton and running back Theo Riddick. None of them will play against the Chiefs (all but Riddick are starters).
The Raiders lifted seven players off the list on Saturday and they will all play against the Chiefs.
They are: safety Johnathan Abram, cornerback Isaiah Johnson and defensive linemen Maliek Collins, Johnathan Hankins, Arden Key, Kendal Vickers and David Irving. None of those players practiced all week.