Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden admitted on Friday that starting center back Cory Littleton will miss Sunday’s home game against the Denver Broncos because He is on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Littleton was added to the list on Thursday. It has not been announced whether Littleton has tested positive for the coronavirus or whether he maintains close contact with people who have done it. However, Gruden said he talked to players on Thursday and Littleton felt good.
Gruden said Nicholas Moreau will replace Littleton in the Raiders’ basic defense against the Broncos. Gruden said he had confidence in Moreau. Littleton signed a $36 million three-year contract in the free agency market. Littleton has disappointed this season. He didn̵
“Cory Littleton allowed 388 yards to receive the ball into his coverage in 2020, ranking third in the NFL, despite failing to record a single pass breakthrough or interception.” https://t.co/eI4btmyTiG
-PFF Las Vegas Raiders (@PFF_Raiders) November 13, 2020
At the same time, Gruden said that the coaching staff will decide on Saturday whether to activate rookie cornerback Damon Arnett. He has been in the injury preparation area for several weeks with a hand injury. However, he had a good practice week.
Gruden also said that David Irving, a defensive winger on the practice team, might play Sunday. He signed last month, but he has not participated in an NFL game for two years.