Raiders player tests positive for COVID-19

Player has yet to be publicly identified

Mitch Kelly
October 07, 2020 - 8:04 am
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Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) - ESPN is reporting that a member of the Las Vegas Raiders has tested positive for COVID-19.

The player has yet to be publicly identified, but on Tuesday the team put defensive lineman Maurice Hurst on the Reserve-COVID-19 list, making Hurst the first Raiders player to be placed on the list during the season.

NFL teams are not allowed to disclose why a player is placed on the list. 

The news comes as more members of the Tennesee Ttans and New England Patriots organizations test positive. 

The Raiders are scheduled to play the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.