The Las Vegas Raiders placed right tackle Trent Brown on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, marking the second time he has landed there in the last month.
Brown was activated off the list just six days ago after first testing positive for coronavirus on Oct. 21. That forced the Raiders to be without a number of players for a week of practice, including their entire starting offensive line.
Brown was expected to return in Week 8 against the Cleveland Browns but wound up being a late inactive after being rushed to the hospital due to an issue with his pregame IV.
According to Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated, Brown is unfortunately having complications with the virus and is expected to miss this Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers:
Brown will likely miss this week’s game against the Chargers, per a second source. Hope is he can come back after that. Tough year for Brown. https://t.co/Q3iVW9zZ2H
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) November 5, 2020
It has been a rough season for the 2019 Pro Bowler, who has been limited to just two games due to injuries and COVID issues. But as badly as the Raiders will miss Brown on the field, what’s most important is that he can get healthy and rid of the virus.
After Sunday’s game against the Chargers, the Raiders will face two more division opponents in the Denver Broncos and a big rematch with the Kansas City Chiefs so they will gladly welcome their star tackle back whenever he is healthy and able.
As a corresponding move, the Raiders also signed running back Theo Riddick from the practice squad. The veteran was signed in the offseason and has spent all of 2020 on the practice squad to this point, but does have a ton of experience as a pass-catching back.
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