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  • David Irving: Placed on COVID-19 list

    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.
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  • Raiders' David Irving: Joins active roster

    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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  • David Irving: Secures practice squad deal

    The Raiders signed Irving to the practice squad Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Irving was handed an indefinite suspension by the NFL in March of 2019 for violating the league's substance abuse policy. The league conditionally reinstated the defensive tackle last Friday, and he's found a new home in Las Vegas. It may take some time for the 27-year-old defensive tackle to get up to speed considering he hasn't played since the 2018 season, but the Raiders likely plan to promote him to the active roster at some point. Irving could be a major boost for the team's defensive front, as he posted eight sacks over his last 10 NFL games.
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  • Raiders' David Irving: Signs with Raiders

    Irving signed a contract with the Raiders on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Irving was handed an indefinite suspension by the NFL in March of 2019 for violating the league's substance abuse policy. The league conditionally reinstated the defensive tackle last Friday, and he's found a new home in Las Vegas. Irving hasn't played since 2018, but he'd been a dependable pass rusher with eight sacks over his past 10 games. The Raiders' defensive line hasn't been up to par this year, and depending on how quickly Irving can acclimate, he could be a real boost as the team makes a playoff push.
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  • David Irving: Trying out for Las Vegas

    The Raiders have scheduled a tryout with Irving, Bryan Witt of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Irving, who was conditionally reinstated by the NFL on Friday, won't have to wait long before getting his first chance to sign with a new team. The 27-year-old could be a good fit along a Raiders' defensive line that's struggled to consistently manufacture pressure.
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  • David Irving: Seeking reinstatement

    Irving said he's currently in the league's reinstatement process, Selby Lopez of the Dallas Morning News reports. Irving was handed an indefinite suspension -- the third ban in three years -- by the NFL in March of 2019 for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, and shortly after that, the defensive tackle said he was done with football, citing his frustrations with the league's policies. The 26-year-old wants to get another chance in the NFL, and he may need to sit out a few games if he's, in fact, reinstated. Irving is currently a free agent.
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  • Cowboys' David Irving: Could be facing suspension

    Irving (ankle) has missed multiple drug tests from the league office over the last few months, Clarence Hill Jr. of the Star-Telegram reports. The defensive lineman missed the first four games of the 2018 season due to his last violation of the league's substance abuse policy, and in the eyes of the NFL a missed test counts as another failed test. Irving has been dealing with a personal situation that has kept him away from the Cowboys' facilities, which likely explains why he wasn't available for testing, but whether the league will take that into consideration before issuing another suspension is unclear. Irving's also been dealing with an ankle injury since Week 7, and while the team avoided putting him on IR in case he was able to make it back for its playoff run, it seems highly unlikely he'll suit up again this year for the Cowboys even if they make it past the Rams on Saturday.
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  • Cowboys' David Irving: Ruled out again

    Irving (ankle) is ruled out for Saturday's wild-card game against the Seahawks, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports. Irving will remain sidelined for Dallas' playoff opener and miss his 10th consecutive game due to personal issues and a high-ankle sprain. Per Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Irving has resumed running on the ankle and could return to practice if the Cowboys manage to win extend their season.
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  • Cowboys' David Irving: Out Week 17

    Irving (ankle/personal) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Giants, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports. Irving will miss his ninth straight game with the high-ankle sprain and personal issues. The 25-year-old currently has no timetable for his return, but Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reported earlier this week he isn't close to rejoining the team.
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  • Cowboys' David Irving: Still not close to return

    Irving (ankle) can't run without limping and isn't considering close to returning to game action, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Irving has been sidelined for the past seven games with a high-ankle sprain and looks poised to extend that streak to eight Sunday against the Buccaneers. At this point, Irving might not be ready to play again until the postseason, at which time he may only be asked to play a minor rotational role along the defensive line.
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  • Cowboys' David Irving: Could play Week 15

    Irving (ankle) has a shot to suit up against the Colts on Sunday, Calvin Watkins of The Athletic reports. Irving has missed six straight games due to a high-ankle sprain, and was unable to practice in any capacity last week. His participation in Wednesday's first practice of the week will be worth monitoring, but Irving still faces an uphill battle to retake the field Sunday in Indianapolis.
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  • Cowboys' David Irving: Dealing with off-field issues

    Irving (ankle) has been absent from team practices and meetings while dealing with off-the-field issues, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports. On top of off-the-field concerns, Irving is still rehabbing a high ankle sprain and hasn't seen the field since Week 7. It's unclear when, or if, the Iowa State product will rejoin the Cowboys. In the meantime, however, Caraun Reid will remain the top backup to starter Tyrone Crawford as long as Irving remains sidelined.
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  • Cowboys' David Irving: Ruled out for Week 11

    Irving (ankle) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports. Irving was unable to practice in any capacity this week, and will miss his third consecutive game due to a lingering ankle injury. A timetable for the rotational defensive tackle's return remains undisclosed, and Caraun Reid will remain the top backup to Tyrone Crawford as long as Irving remains sidelined.
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  • Cowboys' David Irving: Not practicing Thursday

    Irving (ankle) is not expected to practice Thursday, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Irving has not suited up since Week 7 against Washington due to an ankle injury. If he's unable to practice Thursday, it will be the second consecutive day he's been unable to do so. As evidenced by this news, Irving's status for Sunday's game against the Falcons is murky at best. The Cowboys will make the official call on Irving's availability for Week 11 later in the week.
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  • Cowboys' David Irving: Will undergo MRI on ankle

    Irving is set to undergo an MRI on Friday after tweaking his ankle in practice, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports. Irving suffered the injury Thursday when he got his foot caught in the ground, and X-rays have already come back negative. The 25-year-old will have an extra day to prepare for Monday's game against the Titans, but for now his status remains up in the air.
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  • Cowboys' David Irving: Posts sack Sunday

    Irving recorded two tackles (one solo), including a sack, in Sunday's loss to the Redskins. Irving's sack was his first of the season, coming in his second game. He'll aim to improve as he gets back into the swing of things and tries to regain his form from last season, when he recorded seven sacks in eight games. Irving will look to continue his upswing against the Titans in Week 9 after the Cowboys' Week 8 bye.
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  • Cowboys' David Irving: Full participant Thursday

    Irving (personal) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Irving's off-the-field issues have kept him sidelined through the first five weeks of the regular season, as he served a four-game suspension before tending to a family matter Week 5. With starting defensive tackle Maliek Collins dealing with a knee injury, Irving could see the field for the first time this season Sunday against Jacksonville alongside Tyrone Crawford and Daniel Ross.
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  • Cowboys' David Irving: Back with team, still uncertain for Sunday

    Coach Jason Garrett said Irving (personal) rejoined the Cowboys on Thursday and is expected to participate in practice, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Though Irving was reinstated from a four-game suspension last week, he didn't suit up Sunday in the Cowboys' overtime loss to the Texans after he missed practice time while he tended to an ongoing custody battle involving his daughter, according to Hill. The personal matter kept Irving away from the team Wednesday, but it looks like the defensive tackle will put in a workout with the Cowboys on Thursday. Garrett said the Cowboys will take a day-by-day approach with Irving before determining his status for the Week 6 matchup with the Jaguars, per Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News.
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  • Cowboys' David Irving: Ready to go for Week 5

    Irving (suspension) is expected to be reinstated to the 53-man roster Monday and resume practicing with the Cowboys this week in advance of Sunday's game at Houston, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports. Though he's been unavailable for the Cowboys' first four games while serving a suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, Irving has kept himself prepared for a return by attending team meetings and working out on his own. Assuming the Cowboys are satisfied with Irving's conditioning during practice this week, he should be active against the Texans, though he may not necessarily take on a heavy snap count right away. In any event, Irving's presence should provide a dramatic boost to the Cowboys' interior pass rush after he logged 11 sacks across 23 games over the past two seasons.
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  • Cowboys' David Irving: Will miss beginning of camp

    Irving (suspension) won't report to the start of training camp and has been excused by the Cowboys, Kate Hairopoulos of The Dallas Morning News reports. Irving sat out most of the offseason program so he could tend to a family matter, and it's unclear if this is related. Jihad Ward and Brian Price will fill in at defensive tackle while Irving sits out the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. On the bright side, however, a source confirmed to Hairopoulos on Tuesday that Irving will not face any league discipline from a domestic violence allegation, which his ex-girlfriend subsequently recanted. He'll be a tough man to replace on the Dallas line while he's sidelined, with seven sacks in just eight games during the 2017 campaign.
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