Raiders sent entire starting offensive line home because of contact with Trent Brown

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The Raiders placed right tackle Trent Brown on the reserve/COVID-19 list today, but they may have a much bigger problem on their offensive line.

Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said the team “had to send five starting linemen home because they were around Trent,” according to Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.

Gruden is optimistic about the other offensive linemen testing negative, and the Raiders being able to field a team on Sunday night against the Buccaneers.

“Hopefully we’ll get some players back tomorrow for Sunday,” Gruden said.

The Raiders were on their bye last week and have not spent a lot of time together, but apparently the offensive linemen were in contact, and that could be a problem for the Raiders.

19 responses to “Raiders sent entire starting offensive line home because of contact with Trent Brown

  1. I hope they’re not going to delay more games. We finally have an interesting game this Sunday night as well.

  2. No way they cancel this game Raiders had their bye week already.
    New tests will show no positives.

  3. You can play without your starting offensive line, the Eagles and Cowboys are doing it. Just put your QB in bubble wrap and everything will be ok.

  4. Gruden sending home his starting O-line is the right move. They also need to know Trent Brown’s movements to figure out where he may have picked up the virus to land on the list. Additional testing may not reveal anything because of the 2-14 day incubation period.

  5. I would prefer they delay the game than the Raiders play with a patchwork offensive line. The Raiders have some momentum and are healthy. It would be tragic to go up against that Bucs defense with Baristas and Truck drivers for offensive linemen.

  6. This game could get postponed. Who gets flexed to primetime?

    Any game is fine with me. I’m getting tired of having to watch Brady EVERY week!!

  7. Tha Nino Man says:
    October 21, 2020 at 4:17 pm
    This game could get postponed. Who gets flexed to primetime?

    52 10 Rate This
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    Hawks-Cards or Steelers-Titans most likely

  8. How did Brown contract? The NFL needs to have a zero tolerance rule for players. Get coronavirus, forfeit your salary. That will stop this nonsense.

  9. How did Brown contract? The NFL needs to have a zero tolerance rule for players. Get coronavirus, forfeit your salary. That will stop this nonsense.

    Might reduce a few cases but this is a virus. Not all who contract are at fault.

  10. Everyone has been dealing with Covid since last February its not like it just popped up last week. That being said Goodell needs to inform teams that you need to start policing your own players and make sure they follow all protocols, if a team doesn’t have enough players to field a team then they automatically forfeit that game. If you need to put your team in a bubble because you have a couple of knuckleheads that won’t follow protocol then do it. Sooner or later the NFL is going to run out of options trying to reschedule games and they will have to forfeit.

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