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HENDERSON, Nev. — The Las Vegas Raiders placed seven more players on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday, bringing the number of players on their list to 11, four days before the Raiders are scheduled to host the Kansas City Chiefs.
Safety Johnathan Abram, defensive tackles Maliek Collins, Johnathan Hankins and Kendal Vickers, defensive end Arden Key, cornerback Isaiah Johnson and practice squad defensive end David Irving went on the list as high-risk close contacts a day after defensive end Clelin Ferrell and defensive back Lamarcus Joyner went on the list. Ferrell went on the list after a positive test.
Linebacker Cory Littleton and right tackle Trent Brown went on the COVID list on Nov. 12 and Nov. 5, respectively.
“We practiced today and we’ll be ready for the game on Sunday,” Raiders coach Jon Gruden told Kansas City media after an initial NFL Network report said “nearly the entire Raiders starting defense” was going on the list.
“It’s what you have to do. Everybody has to adapt to a lot of things in every phase of life. We had to go through some things before. We’ll be there on Sunday and we’ll be