Las Vegas Raiders Gametime Moved, "Could be a Blessing"

The NFL has announced the changing of the game time for the Las Vegas Raiders vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and a league source says, "It could be a blessing."

The NFL has taken action on removing the Las Vegas Raiders' primetime game on Sunday night against Tampa Bay after multiple players are placed on the COVID-19 list.

The game in Las Vegas was originally scheduled to be played Sunday night and scheduled to be televised on NBC, but it has now been moved to a regional window on Fox.

The surge of players being added to the list because of positive tests or contract tracing has the Raiders on the verge of losing its entire offensive line and another player on defense, safety Johnathan Abram,for Sunday's game.

Several Raiders have been unable to practice this week because of contact tracing from COVID-19.

The game between the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals in Arizona has been moved into the primetime window in the corresponding move.

According to the NFL's press release, the changes were made out of an abundance of caution to ensure that a game would be available for fans on Sunday night if more players would test positive, and the game gets postponed.

A source in the league office has told Raider Maven: "If the Raiders get another positive COVID test, it isn't my call to make, but I would suspect they would move the game (Raiders vs. Buccaneers) to Monday or Tuesday early. I am sure fans won't like this move to earlier on Sunday, but it could be a blessing if they get another positive test. Moving the game gave the league the scheduling flexibility to move it again."

The Raiders have placed starting right tackle Trent Brown on the reserve/COVID-19 list. It does not necessarily mean that Brown has tested positive for the virus, but it could mean that he has been exposed to someone who did test positive.

The team had sent home four starting offensive linemen, left tackle Kolton Miller, guard Denzelle Good, center Rodney Hudson, right guard Gabe Jackson, plus Abram.

The league will be investigating the team to determine how the rest of the players were contacted with the virus. 

Inside the Raiders franchise, expectations are "Optimistic" that as long as no other offensive linemen test positive, that they could and would return for Sunday's game.

How to watch or listen to the Las Vegas Raiders versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday?

TV: FOX 4:25 ET/1:25 PT

Radio: Raider Nation Radio

Odds: None Available

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