The Las Vegas Raiders' 2020 first-round draft pick is back healthy.
That was one of the big pieces of good news for the Raiders early on for the Silver and Black.
Head coach Jon Gruden confirmed cornerback Damon Arnette’s health.
"Well, we drafted Arnette in the first round,” Gruden said. “He was an opening day starter, so he's a big part of us moving forward.
“He had the virus; he had an injury to his thumb. He also had concussion injuries, so he was an incomplete performer for us last year, but he's as good a corner as we have talent-wise on this team."
Last season, Arnette appeared in nine games, starting seven. He had two passes defended, a combined 25 tackles including 21 solo tackles. Arnette also had four assists and one tackle for loss.
He did not appear during the 2020 campaign.
Effectively, if Arnette stays healthy, this year will be the first season he will be playing for the Raiders on a nearly full-time basis.
With free-agent addition, Casey Hayward Jr, 2021 fifth-round draft pick Nate Hobbs, Trayvon Mullen and Nevin Lawson by his side, Arnette will be joined with a solid core group of cornerbacks who should find success this season.
Raider Nation should be excited to see Arnette in full action this season.
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