Raiders news: Colts quarterback Carson Wentz reportedly out on Sunday

The Las Vegas Raiders got a competitive boost on Tuesday when the Indianapolis Colts put quarterback Carson Wentz on the NFL reserve / COVID-19 roster.

Wentz would not be vaccinated and that means that if he tests positive and is not just in close contact, he will miss Sunday’s game in Indianapolis. Wentz is the Colts’ 14th player currently on the COVID-19 roster, while the Raiders currently have 11 players on the roster.

UPDATE: However, the NFL has adjusted its guidelines, which could give Wentz a way into the field on Sunday.

Si Wentz is out. Colts rookie quarterback Sam Ehlinger, a sixth-round pick from Texas, is scheduled to start against the Raiders. He hasn’t thrown an NFL pass yet. There is speculation in Indianapolis that the Colts will call out Raiders’ nemesis Philip Rivers this week. He was the Colts quarterback last year, but has been retired all year.

With Wentz expected to be out, this will be the third game in a row Las Vegas will play against a substitute. Two weeks ago, the Raiders beat Nick Mullens and the Cleveland Browns with starter Baker Mayfield and replacement Case Keenum on the COVID roster. Last week, the Raiders beat Drew Lock and the Denver Broncos with starter Teddy Bridgewater with a concussion.

If the Raiders beat the Colts this week and the Los Angeles Chargers next week, they’ll make the playoffs.

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