Raiders Place Seven Defensive Players On COVID-19 List

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Raiders placed DB Johnathan Abram, DT Maliek Collins, DT Johnathan Hankins, DB Isaiah Johnson, DE Arden Key and DT Kendal Vickers on the COVID-19 list Wednesday because they’re considered high-risk close contacts. 

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The Raiders also placed practice squad DE David Irving on the COVID-19 list.

Rapoport says at least eight starters are among several players in this group. 

All of these players are still eligible to play in Week 11’s game against the Chiefs if they continue to test negative.

The Raiders have had numerous issues with COVID-19 this season, which has resulted in fines and even the loss of a draft pick. 

The COVID-19 list was created this summer for a player who either tests positive for or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons.

Players will remain on the list until they are medically cleared to return.

Abram, 23, is a former first-round pick of the Raiders out of Mississippi State back in 2019. He signed a four-year, $11,495,198 contract including a $6,380,144 signing bonus with the Raiders. 

Oakland will have a fifth-year option to pick up on Abram in 2022.

In 2020, Abram has appeared in eight games and recorded 45 tackles, one interception and four passes defended.

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