Joyner (thigh) is active for Sunday's game against the Broncos. Joyner missed two straight practices to begin the week before logging a limited session Friday, but he'll be available for the Raiders' regular-season finale. The veteran safety stands to handle his usual rotational role in Las Vegas' secondary.
The Raiders activated Joyner (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports. Joyner will return to the lineup for Sunday's game against the Jets after missing two games while on the reserve list. The veteran safety typically plays around 70 percent of the defensive snaps per game, so he should resume that role if his conditioning is up to par. Through nine games, Joyner has produced 46 tackles and three pass breakups.
The Raiders placed Joyner on the reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday, indicating that he's been ruled out for the Week 11 matchup against the Chiefs, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports. Joyner was placed on the COVID-19 list Tuesday and cleared the league's protocols Saturday. However, the 29-year-old safety has either tested positive for the virus or he's been deemed a close contact to an infected person again. His status for Week 12 is uncertain at this time as well.
The Raiders activated Joyner from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. The Raiders still have a handful of defensive starters on the COVID-19 list, but Joyner passed the necessary protocols and returned to team activities Friday. Depending on whether Johnathan Abram is activated, Joyner could handle the starting strong safety role Sunday against the Chiefs, and he should have a role on defense regardless.
Joyner (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. It's unclear if the veteran safety tested positive for the virus himself or if he's been in close contact with an infected individual. Damon Arnette and Keisean Nixon could have increased roles while Joyner is unavailable.
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