The Las Vegas Raiders announced that they activated offensive tackle Trent Brown off the exempt and Reserve/COVID-19 lists and as a corresponding more, waived defensive tackle Daniel Ross.
Brown is the Raiders’ highest-paid offensive lineman, but the right tackle has been limited to just two games in 2020 due to a calf injury and a long battle with coronavirus. He originally was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list a few weeks ago but was forced to be placed back on it just a few days later as he continued to recover.
Just because Brown has been activated does not yet mean that he will be able to return to action against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 14. What it does mean though is that the virus is finally behind him and he can return to the practice field to begin getting back in shape for the home stretch of the 2020 season.
Brandon Parker has filled in admirably in Brown’s absence, but the Raiders will gladly welcome back one of their best players whenever he is healthy enough to return to action.
The Raiders signed Ross in the offseason due to his familiarity with defensive line coach Rod Marinelli from their time together with the Dallas Cowboys. Unfortunately, that signing didn’t work out how the organization had hoped as he only appeared in three games for them in 2020, recording five total tackles.
At 7-5, the Raiders are in the playoff picture in the AFC, although they will have to play their best football down the stretch to get in, and that starts by beating a Colts team that is a game ahead of them in the standings this coming weekend.