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Will Buccaneers-Raiders play as scheduled in Week 7?

Positive Covid-19 tests following Week 6 are now putting the Raiders Week 7 matchup with the Buccaneers in question.

Offensive tackle Trent Brown #77 of the Oakland Raiders looks on during the first half of the game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on November 24, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

Sunday AM update: The Raiders had no new positives heading on game day morning, so the Week 7 contest is on.

Friday update: The Raiders had no new positive tests Friday, so their matchup with the Buccaneers is still scheduled for Sunday afternoon, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The Raiders OL that are isolating could still potentially play on Sunday, but safety Johnathan Abrams is not expected to be cleared in time as a close contact of Trent Brown.


The Oakland Raiders offensive lineman Trent Brown tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday and then the whole offensive line was sent home on Wednesday due to exposure to Brown. The Raiders have been fast and loose with the restrictions put on them, and this appears to be the immediate consequence of that inability to stick to protocol.

The Raiders Week 7 game has been moved out of their Sunday night time slot and into the afternoon slate in case the game has to be moved to a different date. We will get the Cardinals vs. the Seahawks for the primetime game instead, which, thankfully should be a fun matchup.

Las Vegas’ offensive line, along with safety Johnathan Abram, will be put on Covid-19 I.R. today, per Tom Pelissero. They all tested negative for Covid-19 on Thursday, but since they were exposed to Brown, they need to go on the list and continue to be tested.

The NFL will do all they can to keep this game within Week 7, so there is a chance once again that we could see a Monday or Tuesday matchup.