Raiders Could Pursue FA Pass Rusher with Maxx Crosby on Covid-19 IR

Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Vincent Bonsignore confirms the Las Vegas Raiders placed defensive end, Maxx Crosby, on the COVID-19/reserved list.

Man Down, Maxx Crosby is temporarily out

Defensive end Maxx Crosby is a huge cog in the Las Vegas Raiders defensive machine. Therefore, his placing on the COVID-19/injured reserve list is a catastrophic blow for the Silver and Black.

Crosby was a candidate for Defensive Rookie of the Year accolades in 2019. After missing out on the award, the defensive end has been dedicated to his workouts all while remaining humble and hungry. Coming off a stellar rookie season, the Eastern Michigan University product earned respect from NFL players and ranked No. 88 on the NFL Top 100 list. On the other hand, EA Sports gave him a disrespectful 77 rating on Madden

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With a confirmed positive test, the timeline for Crosby’s return is definitely uncertain. He can return on August 16th at the earliest if he’s asymptomatic and fully recovers. Nonetheless, it could be much longer before he joins his teammates. Hopefully, he will return quickly and it won’t adversely affect his gains from the offseason.

Perhaps the Raiders make one final push for a free agent without many suitors left with Crosby temporarily out…

Is it peanut butter Clowney time

Jadeveon Clowney was the overall number one pick and drafted four spots ahead of Khalil Mack in the 2014 NFL draft. While Mack has proven he is the better player at this point in their careers, Clowney could very well be the defensive piece the Raiders need.

Clowney priced himself out of Seattle, and is effectively in free agency limbo. A majority of the teams who could be in the market for his services have no inclination of meeting his asking price. The edge run defender is a menace but hasn’t quite been the pass-rushing monster he was at South Carolina.

Clowney will get to the quarterback plenty, he has 72 quarterback hits in the last four seasons combined, but only 27.5 sacks. As a complimentary piece, Clowney would be a huge addition, but his past season wasn’t as dominant as Crosby’s. Clowney is running out of time and potential employment opportunities. Should his price come down, it’s a worthy risk for the Raiders.

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