Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list Thursday, their first training camp casualty of a front-line player due to the coronavirus. Also placed on the list was running back Rod Smith. Crosby, a rookie fourth-round pick out of Eastern Michigan, was one of the standouts of a strong draft class with 10 sacks and is being counted upon to build on that season this year.
The Raiders put a pair of players on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday. Per the league's transaction wire, the Raiders placed defensive end Maxx Crosby and running back Rod Smith on the list. Teams aren't allowed to specify which, but the list is for players who either test positive, or are quarantining because they came into [more]
Cleveland Browns tight end Austin Hooper recently delivered a sarcastic jab to Las Vegas Raiders counterpart Jason Witten while discussing the AFC North team's depth at the position ahead of the 2020 NFL season. Hooper signed a four-year, $42 million contract with the Browns in March. He's one of six tight ends on the roster heading into training camp, joining David Njoku, Harrison Bryant, Pharaoh Brown, Stephen Carlson and Nate Wieting.