We’ve heard about it all week long, so we know that the positive COVID tests are affecting the Las Vegas Raiders. Starting left tackle Trent Brown will not be playing, nor will safety Johnathan Abram.
As for the Bucs, they’re getting back running back Leonard Fournette this week and he is expected to regain his normal role in the offense. How that will affect Ronald Jones we’ll have to wait and see, but with RoJo coming off three straight 100-yard games it’s hard to imagine Fournette taking away too many of Jones’ carries.
Here is the full list of inactive players for the Buccaneers and Raiders;
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
QB - Ryan Griffin
G - Aaron Stinnie
WR - Cyril Grayson
DL - Khalil Davis
OLB - Quinton Bell
Las Vegas Raiders
QB - Marcus Mariota
G - Patrick Omameh
CB - Keisean Nixon
WR - Bryan Edwards
DE - David Irving
Newly acquired nose tackle Steve McLendon will make his debut for the Buccaneers as rookie Khalil Davis is inactive yet again. McLendon will be in a rotation with fellow tackle Rakeem Nunez-Roches.
Former Buccaneers linebacker Carl Nassib will play today. He was limited in practice and questionable for this game with a toe injury, but he will have the opportunity to face his former team this afternoon.
The Bucs and Raiders kickoff at 4:05 p.m. ET on FOX.