Seahawks game moves to Sunday night after Raiders coronavirus scare | Offside

  • Seahawks game moves to Sunday night after Raiders coronavirus scare | Offside

Seahawks game moves to Sunday night after Raiders coronavirus scare | Offside

With tackle Trent Brown already on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the Raiders could potentially be without all five starting offensive linemen for Sunday's game against the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The game in Las Vegas was originally scheduled to be played at 5:20 p.m. PDT Sunday night in the national television window on NBC but now has been moved to 1:05 p.m. PDT in a regional window on Fox.

The Raiders have begun contact tracing, which should be aided by the fact Las Vegas is coming off its bye week and gave its players an off day Tuesday, resulting in minimal contact, per Pelissero.

Offensive tackle Trent Brown tested positive for COVID-19 and Raiders head coach Jon Gruden told reporters on Wednesday that the 27-year-old's status for Sunday's game was "unknown", as the league placed the club under its "intensive protocol" measures. The Seahawks-Cardinals game was moved up to the prime-time spot on NBC.

With Brown and the other four starters on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the Raiders have just five remaining offensive linemen on their 53-man active roster, along with two practice-squad offensive linemen. Even if the isolated Raiders were deemed "high risk", Pelissero noted they could be cleared to play Sunday versus the Buccaneers since they last had contact with Brown this past Monday, which would exceed the mandatory five-day isolation. The league made the move to ensure there will be a prime-time matchup that night in case the Las Vegas contest is postponed. Safety Johnathan Abram also has been unable to practice because of contact tracing.