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Report: Raiders’ Clelin Ferrell ‘likely out’ for Sunday’s matchup vs. Chiefs

The Las Vegas defensive lineman was among the better players against the Chiefs in the Raiders’ Week 5 win.

NFL: DEC 01 Raiders at Chiefs Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Clelin Ferrell has tested positive for COVID-19, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The Raiders placed Ferrell — along with safety Lamarcus Joyner — on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday.

Ferrell didn’t seem to think he would be playing in Sunday night’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs, per his official Instagram story on Tuesday.

Ferrell’s presumed upcoming absence against the Chiefs is significant based upon his performance in Las Vegas’ 40-32 win over Kansas City back in Week 5. It could be argued that Ferrell was the Raiders’ best player in that game, as he picked up nine pressures of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. He also registered three tackles and a pass defensed in the game.

Earlier this week, the Chiefs added both of their starting tackles — Eric Fisher and Mitch Schwartz — on to their reserve/COVID-19 list. Ferrell would have made for quite a challenge for a backup if he had to play in place of Fisher.