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Raiders-Vikings inactives: Maxx Crosby is playing

Star pass-rusher was questionable with a knee issue

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Maxx Crosby
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As expected, Las Vegas Raiders star pass-rusher Maxx Crosby is active and will play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings at Allegiant Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1:05 p.m. PT.

The defensive end didn’t practice Wednesday and Thursday because of a knee injury. He worked Friday and was listed as questionable on the injury report.

Crosby was listed as doubtful to play Week 12 in a loss to Kansas City, but he played anyway even though he was in the hospital that week and didn’t practice. The Raiders had a bye last week. Crosby, who has never missed an NFL game since entering in 2019, told the NFL Network if he “has a heartbeat” he will play. Crosby is among the NFL sack leaders with 11.5 this season.

Raiders interim head coach Antonio Pierce indicated Friday that Crosby may have to manage the knee injury for the rest of the season.

The Raiders are without standout left tackle Kolton Miller against the Vikings. He has been ruled out of the game with a shoulder injury Friday.

Miller didn’t practice this week. He re-aggravated a should injury in the loss to the Chiefs in the fourth quarter. He had missed the two previous games. It is not known how badly he re-injured the shoulder. He will likely be replaced by Jermaine Eluemunor. This is a big key to the game as the Vikings’ have a strong pass-rush led by Danielle Hunter, who has 13.5 sacks this season.

In addition to Miller, here are the Raiders’ other inactive players Sunday: