“I have taken every step and I'm fully cleared,” Rivera said. “Saw the neurologist. I've taken all the tests and everything is good.”
Rivera said he also saw a replay of the hit, which cost Griffin a one-game suspension.
“It was pretty brutal,” Rivera said. “The really brutal thing about it was my helmet falling off and my head hitting the ground. It wasn't really the hit. The hit was pretty hard to my head but it was more my helmet falling off and (my head) hitting the ground.
“Michael Griffin sent me a text. He said the hit wasn't malicious. He was just doing his job. I really respected that from him. I hit him back and told him I respected he was just doing his job and I said we'd see each other again in the future.”
With a short week before a Thanksgiving Day game at the Cowboys.
“Obviously, being a short week, we have to have backup plans if those aren't able to go,” said coach Dennis Allen.
Following, then, is the Raiders' injury report for Monday: