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Maxx Crosby is activated from reserve/COVID-19 list

Raiders’ standout defensive end was back on the practice field on Friday morning

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Maxx Crosby
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The palm trees at the Crosby household are safe once again.

Maxx Crosby, who starred for the Las Vegas Raiders as a fourth-round pick last season, was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday morning and he was on the practice field.

The defensive end, who had 10 sacks as a rookie, was on the list for eight days. Players go on the list if they either test positive for coronavirus or if they are exposed to someone with the virus. Crosby has tested positive.

On Thursday, fellow defensive end Clelin Ferrell joked that his close friend was “slapping palm trees” at home to simulate football moves while he was in quarantine. Now Crosby is back with his teammates in time to start padded practice on Monday. That means Crosby should be game ready (as anyone in this crazy year) when the Raiders open the season Sept. 13 at the Carolina Panthers.

Raiders reserve running back Rod Smith is still on the reserve/COVID-19 list.