Quick hits from Thursday’s practice and session with coach Lane Kiffin, which preceded Rob Ryan’s press briefing:
— If Kwame Harris doesn’t recover sufficiently in the next two days, Mario Henderson will be protecting the blind side of JaMarcus Russell in what could be the NFL’s toughest road venue.
Gibril Wilson was not in pads and without a helmet Thursday as the Raiders went through warmups and drills before starting the team session in preparation for Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Warren Sapp has taken his act to Showtime, the new residence for “Inside the NFL.”
That can’t be good news for the Raiders, as Sapp was unsparing in some of his criticism during a conference call to promote the show.
The Raiders re-signed tackle Seth Wand and placed Paul McQuistan on injured reserve, ending his season.
Some quick hits from Lane Kiffin’s press briefing Tuesday on a 41-14 loss to the Denver Broncos before an on-line chat between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.:
— Tackle-guard Paul McQuistan appears to be out for the season with a knee injury. Left tackle Kwame Harris (knee) was feeling better Tuesday morning and Kiffin wanted to see him on the field Wednesday.
Sorry for the inconvenience, but we’re going to need to move today’s scheduled live blog with Jerry McDonald back to a 3:30 p.m. start time.
Lane Kiffin’s press conference with the media today will be at 2 p.m., so we didn’t want to have a chat until Jerry and the crew had a chance to get some answers from the coach himself.
So you at 3:30 p.m.!
BANG-EB Online Sports Editor
(Update: Live chat link is http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_10418817)
Here is why the Raiders will beat the Denver Broncos tonight at McAfee Coliseum: