The Raiders re-signed Irving on Thursday. Irving handled 40 defensive snaps for Las Vegas across three games last season. After briefly exploring his options elsewhere in the league, the veteran defensive end has now decided to re-sign with the Raiders. Irving was a force to be reckoned with off the edge back when the entered the league in 2015, but he's now working to resurrect his career after recently having missed almost two seasons due to a suspension.
Irving worked out for the Colts on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Irving played in two games for the Raiders last season (totaling four tackles), while spending some time on the reserve/COVID-19 list as well. The 27-year-old defensive end is attempting to resurrect his NFL career after missing nearly two years due to suspensions for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
Irving was placed on the Raiders' practice squad COVID-19 list Tuesday, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports. Irving will now have to pass league protocols before he can return to the practice squad. The defensive end has played in three games this season for the Raiders for a total of 45 snaps.
Irving (knee) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Chiefs. Irving picked up the injury at some point in the first half. He had one tackle prior to getting injured.
Irving (undisclosed) has been restored to the practice squad from the COVID-19 list and subsequently promoted to the Raiders' active roster, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports. The 27-year-old was deemed a high-risk close contact after Clelin Ferrell tested positive for the virus, but Irving has been cleared in time for Sunday's contest. Irving played 22 defensive snaps and had a pair of tackles in his first significant action of the season last week against Denver.
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