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HENDERSON, Nev. — The Las Vegas Raiders have activated seven of the 10 players from their reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday. Those players will be eligible to suit up and play against the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night at Allegiant Stadium as long as they continue to test negative.
Safety Johnathan Abram, defensive tackles Maliek Collins, Johnathan Hankins and Kendal Vickers, defensive end Arden Key and cornerback Isaiah Johnson were considered high-risk close contacts to defensive end Clelin Ferrell, who tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the week. But since the six players tested negative throughout the week, they are back to the 53-man active roster. Defensive end David Irving, meanwhile, will come off the practice squad/COVID-19 list, revert to the practice squad and then be elevated to the 53-man active roster.
Defensive back Lamarcus Joyner, who went on the list Tuesday, was activated from it on Friday.
Las Vegas also activated defensive end Chris Smith and linebacker Javin White from practice squad, but placed running back Theo Riddick on the reserve/COVID-19 list, where right tackle Trent Brown, linebacker Cory Littleton and Ferrell remain.