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Left tackle Kolton Miller misses practice all week

Raiders could be without three of their opening day offensive line at Chargers on Sunday

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

The Las Vegas Raiders’ offensive line has been in upheaval all season and it looks like it may suffer more chaos Sunday as it appears left tackle Kolton Miller may miss the game against the Los Angles Chargers.

Miller missed all week of practice with an ankle injury. The team is already without right tackle Trent Brown. who is on the reserve/COVID-19 list and left guard Richie Incognito, who is out with an Achilles injury. The Raiders’ starting offensive line has been on the field together for just three snaps this season. On Friday, Raiders coach Jon Gruden said Miller will be a game-time decision on Sunday. He is listed as questionable on the injury report.

Miler has been a constant for the Raiders since he was drafted in the first round in 2018.

Of course, Miller could try to play Sunday without practicing. Four of the Raiders’ offensive linemen started against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 7 after missing all week of practice because they were on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Sam Young could play at left tackle and Brandon Parker could play at right tackle.

Meanwhile, defensive tackle Maurice Hurst (ankle) and pass rusher Arden Key (foot) also did not practice. They are both listed as out for Sunday in LA. Hurst was hurt against the Cleveland Browns last week and Key missed last week’s game. Also, rookie cornerback Damon Arnette will likely try to play next week against the Denver Broncos. He will not play against the Chargers.

Here’s some good news: Running back Josh Jacobs (illness), safeties Johnathan Abram (illness) and Jeff Heath (hip) practiced Friday and all should be in line to play Sunday.