Raiders activate several starting defenders from reserve/COVID-19 ahead of facing Colts

For the first time this week the Raiders reserve/COVID-19 list got smaller. It got a lot smaller, in fact. Cut in half over the past couple days, to be exact. And among the players who have returned are some key defenders.

The linebacking corps was gutted this week, leading to the signing of a couple free agents. Today they got some good news with the return of leading tackler and Pro Bowl LB Denzel Perryman along with fellow starting LB Cory Littleton. This a day after they got LB KJ Wright back.

Additionally they got starting cornerback Casey Hayward back along with defensive tackle Darius Philon and QB Marcus Mariota.

There are still six players on reserve/COVID-19 list as of now. Among them are TE Darren Waller and DE Carl Nassib.

The team also announced the elevation of several players from the practice squad: S Jordan Brown, OL Hroniss Grasu, WR Tyron Johnson and DT Damion Square