HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders placed rookie cornerback Damon Arnette on the reserve, COVID-19 list. Now, Gruden says Trent Brown and five Raiders starting linemen have been sent home due to COVID-19 concerns, following a tracer revealing they were around Trent, who was placed on the COVID reserve list earlier.
All five starting offensive linemen were sent home from practice Wednesday following contact tracing. The team is hopeful they will return Thursday, according to NFL sources.
Arnette was already sidelined on injured reserve before being moved to the COVID list Monday. The list is used for players who either test positive for the coronavirus or have been in close contact with an infected person.
Arnette was a first-round pick by the Raiders in April. He started three games before going on IR when he needed surgery on his thumb.
Arnette is the second Raiders player to go on the COVID list since the start of the season. Defensive tackle Maurice Hurst was placed on the list two weeks ago. He returned to practice Monday after being activated from the list.