Dec 6, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III (11) gains yards after catch during the first half against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

News Articles

Raiders lose Ruggs III to COVID-19 reserve list

At 7-6, the Las Vegas Raiders are very much on the AFC playoff bubble, and they’re currently on the outside of the postseason structure looking in with three games remaining.

Their run at a wild card got more difficult Tuesday as the Raiders placed rookie wide receiver Henry Ruggs III on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Ruggs, the No. 12 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft, will at least miss the Raiders’ next game against their AFC West-rival Los Angeles Chargers (4-9) on Thursday.

Ruggs ranks fourth on the Raiders with 414 receiving yards and is tied for third with two touchdown catches. One of those scoring catches was the game-winner against the New York Jets in Week 13. Ruggs started 10 of the 11 games he’s played in this season.

Also Tuesday, the Raiders designated Takk McKinley for return from injured reserve and signed Vic Beasley to the 53-man roster.

The Raiders have lost three of their four past games, including a 44-27 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

–Field Level Media

Field Level Media
Sport Writer & Editor
FLM has a North American focus while tying into regional and hyper-local resources – providing the ability to distribute compelling content through the writing of professional journalists. As the U.S. sports content provider to dozens of digital and print media publishers through strategic partnerships with the likes of Reuters and Nielsen Sports, FLM covers the nuts and bolts with a breaking news desk and game event coverage.

Upcoming Games

Aug 5th, 8:00 PM

Dallas +1 -110

Pittsburgh -1 -110

@

Aug 12th, 7:30 PM

Washington -2 -110

New England +2 -110

@

Aug 12th, 7:30 PM

Pittsburgh +1 -110

Philadelphia -1 -110

@