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Pre-practice update

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Wednesday, December 12th, 2007 at 11:48 am in Oakland Raiders.

Daunte Culpepper is still not well enough to join his teammates at practice Wednesday, an early indication that it will probably be Josh McCown starting against the Indianapolis Colts before giving way to JaMarcus Russell.

Kiffin said Monday Russell will play _ possibly more than the 16 plays the rookie got against Denver _ but wanted to see the availability of his other quarterbacks before determining how much.

The good news for the Raiders is that running back Justin Fargas, who left the Packers loss with a rib injury, was in uniform and on the field.

Among those who appeared to be sitting out were LT Barry Sims, DT Warren Sapp and C Jake Grove. CB Nnamdi Asomugha and WR Jerry Porter were also without helmets and may have received the day off.

Grove would be the only one of those players to be out because of injury.

No sign of any new players, meaning Jarrod Cooper remains on the roster with crutches and a surgically repaired torn ACL.

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