He is the first Las Vegas player to be placed on the list during the season. Three players -- defensive end Maxx Crosby and running backs Devontae Booker and Rod Smith, who was later waived -- spent time on the list in training camp.
Being placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list does not necessarily mean a player has tested positive for the coronavirus; it can also mean the player has come in close contact with someone who has the virus. NFL teams are not allowed to disclose why a player was placed on the list.
Hurst wasn't one of the 10 Raiders players fined a total of $165,000 by the NFL on Monday for violating coronavirus protocols at a charity event hosted by tight end Darren Waller, a source told ESPN's Dan Graziano, confirming an NFL Network report.
The Raiders have incurred $565,000 total in fines for broaching protocols. In addition to the charity-event fines, that figure also includes the team's getting dinged $250,000 and coach Jon Gruden an additional $100,000 for Gruden's failure to wear a mask properly in Las Vegas' home-opening win against the New Orleans Saints on Sept. 21. Plus, the team was fined $50,000 for allowing a non-credentialed team employee access to the Allegiant Stadium locker room after that game.
Hurst, 25, has been one of few bright spots in the pass rush this season, notching eight tackles and a 1/2 sack. In 2018, the Michigan product fell in the draft to the fifth round after questions emerged about a heart condition that has not been an issue thus far. He has eight sacks and 45 solo tackles in his career.