COVID-19 Tests Puts Seahawks and Cardinals in Prime Time
(AP) — The NFL has shifted Sunday’s Las Vegas game against Tampa Bay out of prime time after several Raiders players have been unable to practice this week because of contact tracing from the coronavirus.
The game in Las Vegas was originally scheduled to be played at 8:20 p.m. Eastern time Sunday in the national television window on NBC but now has been moved to 4:05 p.m. EDT in a regional window on Fox. The game between the Seahawks and Cardinals in Arizona has been moved into the prime-time window.
The Raiders have placed four starting offensive linemen and safety Johnathan Abram on the reserve/COVID-19 list after they were determined to be close contacts with a teammate who had tested positive for the coronavirus. Abram, Kolton Miller, Denzelle Good, Rodney Hudson and Gabe Jackson were all placed on the list because of high-risk contact with right tackle Trent Brown.
In other NFL news:
—The Minnesota Vikings have traded defensive end Yannick Ngakoue to the Baltimore Ravens for draft picks. The deal comes less than two months after the Vikings acquired the fifth-year pass rusher in a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
— Bill Mathis, a versatile running back and an original member of the New York Jets franchise, has died. He was 81. Mathis had long been dealing with several health issues. Mathis played his entire career in New York. He joined the then-Titans in 1960 and helped the Jets win the Super Bowl in 1969 before retiring after the following season. He was selected an AFL All-Star in 1961 and ’63.
— Former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for raping a developmentally disabled woman. The Mercury News reports the sentence was issued Thursday by a judge in San Jose. A jury in July found the 49-year-old Stubblefield guilty of raping the woman with the threat of a gun.