Ferrell missed the Raiders’ loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last week because he had the coronavirus. Ferrell was taken off the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list this week, but didn’t practice much.
Right tackle Trent Brown, slot cornerback Lamarcus Joyner and backup running back Theo Riddick are all still on the COVID list, but Raiders coach Jon Gruden said he expects Brown to practice this Wednesday. Running backs coach Kirby Wilson, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, is not coaching Sunday because of COVID-related issues.
Meanwhile, backup running back and kick returner Jalen Richard is also out with a non-COVID-related illness. He missed last week’s game with a chest injury, but he was expected to play against the Falcons.
The Raiders’ other inactive players Sunday are third-string quarterback Marcus Mariota, guard John Simpson and defensive tackle Daniel Ross.
On the flip side, the Falcons will be without star wide receiver Julio Jones, who has a hamstring injury.