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Seymour update; McFadden to start

Highlights from Tom Cable’s post-practice press briefing, the latest in Raiders history:

– Cable has no knowledge of a 5-day letter being sent to defensive end Richard Seymour.

– The coach has spoken to Seymour since Monday, but not in the last 24 hours, and said he wants to be a Raider.

– William Joseph was added to the roster and no one was cut. The Raiders were granted an exemption because of the Seymour situation.

– Darren McFadden will be the starting running back because of his versatility, running and catching. All three backs will get work, but McFadden will get the “bulk” of the touches.

– The only players who did not practice at all were Chaz Schilens and Justin Fargas. Cable wants to be careful with Fargas’ tender hamstring “because we’re going to need him,” meaning it’s likely Bush will be the backup for McFadden against San Diego.

– Schilens could begin work on the practice field against Kansas City, but probably wouldn’t be ready to play until the Denver game in Week 3.

– Nick Miller did not finish practice because of shin splints. It’s not believed to be serious. If he can’t return kickoffs against San Diego, Johnnie Lee Higgins would take his place and handle both specialties.

– Tackle Khalif Barnes was limited in practice. Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (wrist), linebacker Kirk Morrison (elbow) and linebacker Isaiah Ekejiuba (shoulder) practiced without restrictions for the first time this week.

I’ll post the entire Cable transcript shortly and call it a night . . .

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  • Tokyo Fro

    he

  • Tokyo Fro

    nice nothing about the monster

  • http://sportmag.us/images/Lester_Hayes_November_1981.jpg RaiderDogg

    Crabtree is going to sit out the entire season and re-enter the draft in 2010.

  • Raiderwoj

    RaiderDogg Says:
    September 10th, 2009 at 10:08 pm
    Raiders get roster exemption for Seymour. No knowledge of 5-day letter. Has spoken with him, but not in last 24 hours. McFadden to start

    ___________________

    and the funny thing is bspn just said that its official, letter has been sent, and if he doesnt show by tuesday, the Raiders MUST suspend him. yet Raiders officials no nothing of a letter being sent.

  • flowbees

    2nd! please beat s.d. 12 in a row would be bad.

  • Frank YoooooooLLL

    Crabtree is another one of those crack babys that had come of age.

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  • Tokyo Fro

    Ah, all this anxiety, finally the opener…..

    if you are a man, and you don’t like football, like watch it all day….

    something is wrong with

    he

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    Geez, it’s nice of Al Davis to allow McFadden to start.

  • Haters-B-Gone

    Ain’t that the truth!! Good night Raider Nation!!

  • Brien the General

    Dmac finaly starts! Thank god. Farglass’ days are numbered. Cable you need him? For what no gains and horrible pass catching ability added with no play making ability?

  • Tokyo Fro

    Finally, fantasy owners can start D-Mac with confidence

  • RaiderRetribution

    The most important statements, Mr. Nnamdi Asomugha along with Mr. Morrison & Mr. Ekejiuba practiced w/o restrictions and Mr. McFadden is starting (also that Mr. Bush will probably be the lead backup).

    The Seymour stuff doesn’t matter until he arrives, we would not have been able to use our 2011 1st round draft against the San Diego Chargers on Septemember 14, 2009 for the Monday Night Football game anyway.

    The Raider Nation is ready for some football.

  • stoopidmike

    ol crabtree,hope he does sit out.f the niners,and we can pass him up like idiots again next year.only reason we look smart is because he’s sitting out.then again,he wants the money we gave DHB so if we woulda took crab,he wouldn’t be sitting out.he’d have gotten PAID

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  • Haters-B-Gone

    I hope Crabtree is so broke right now that they turn off is cable and repo his T.v for being stupid..lol

  • CRACKRAIDER

    CHECK OUT ICE CUBES- RAIDERNATION ITS SICK!!!!!!!!
    http://www.zshare.net/audio/653861838a314314/

  • RaiderRetribution

    Mr. McFadden 20 touches for a 160 yds and a TD.
    Mr. Bush 20 carries for a 110 yds and a TD.

    Raiders 21 – San Diego 9

  • Glutten for Punishment

    if he still wants to be a raider as cable says, they must be hammering out a deal. theres no way they would just give up a 1st for one year of service or nothing if he sit out. Al is old but not retarded. but it is AD we are talking about here too.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNACwaLw Raider75

    If he wants to be a Raider, then what’s the hold-up?

    This is crazy. Just come clean.

    All it takes is.. “We are working on a contract.”

    But instead, they are leaving the door open to speculation and ridicule.

    Only positive I can see is they are delaying the thing so San Diego doesn’t know if he is going to play or not. Otherwise, this is useless drama the team could do without going into the season.

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    # Tokyo Fro Says:
    September 10th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Finally, fantasy owners can start D-Mac with confidence
    …………….

    I already had him starting. Everyone should have seen this coming after the KC game last year. They just had to keep him healthy.

  • Glutten for Punishment

    post 17…. i really wish that to happen but im not as loaded as you right now. SD will score at least 20. 9 only if rivers and LT go down in 1st qtr.

  • stoopidmike

    figures as raider fans,all the problems we’ve had that surely has taken a few years off our lives due to heart problems,now we get to go through this agonizing seymore thing.The 24 hour happiness is gone and now we get to stress and wonder what if……sometimes i just HATE being a raider fan.we go through the drama like no other.the snow job,moss bust,and now this…And why the hell is new england always involved,and they always smell like roses???? Nothing is simple in raider nation!

  • Richochet

    stoopidmike Says:
    September 10th, 2009 at 10:20 pm
    ol crabtree,hope he does sit out.f the niners,and we can pass him up like idiots again next year.only reason we look smart is because he’s sitting out.then again,he wants the money we gave DHB so if we woulda took crab,he wouldn’t be sitting out.he’d have gotten PAID
    ============
    Contrary to your handle, you’re dead on.

    Crabtree WOULD have gotten what he wanted, #1 WR money.
    Raiders would have, hands down, the best WR in the draft. Guy who held every single record in college.
    Instead Raiders have a guy that many here are NOW saying is at LEAST a year away from being decent, much less good.

    As far as the Niners?

    IF Crabtree sits out? Niners get an extra first round pick next year. Niners lose nothing, except not having a player starting this year that was drafted in round one.

    If Crabtree doesn’t sign in the next week?

    I would LOVE IT IF THE NINERS CHOOSE TO LET HIM SIT OUT.
    Would be perfect.
    He’ll get to spend the whole season wondering how big the mistake he just made was.
    Probably will realize he will NOT be picked until late in the first round..IF THAT (what team is going to risk him sitting out AGAIN, because he didn’t get the huge payday he wants?) while risking the possibility of a rookie salary cap.

    Here’s a question for ya..would you trade Bey, now, for an extra FIRST ROUND PICK NEXT YEAR?

    We both know the answer to that..don’t we?

  • Glutten for Punishment

    i feel ya stoop. im right there with you and we need a bone tossed your way SOON

  • Glutten for Punishment

    NO

  • Richochet

    Haters-B-Gone Says:
    September 10th, 2009 at 10:21 pm
    I hope Crabtree is so broke right now that they turn off is cable and repo his T.v for being stupid..lol
    ==================
    Broke?
    lol…hardly.

    Signed a HUGE contract with Subway, and doing commercials with “Jared”.
    Has a contract with EA Sports, and is on the cover of NCAA 10 for Xbox..has a Nike endorsement…

    Guys already set, and hasn’t played a down of football.

    What is wrong with this picture?

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  • Infinite Raider

    According to ESPN, Seymour’s received ‘the letter’.
    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4463798

    Now it gets interesting. Both parties have much to lose.

  • KRAWFDADD

    WELL FOLKS AL DOES STUFF LK THIS BN DOIN STUFF LK THIS SINCE N B4 HE`ACQUIRED BO FRM TAMPA SUM MOVES BN HITS SUM BN MISSES I THINK THE SEYMORE MV WAS 1 THT WOULD HV MADE US(OAK) A REAL FORCE N THE AFC WITH OUR RB’S N JUS LET RUSSEL MANAGE THE GAME RATHER THN WIN IT 4 US,BUT WILL HURT U WITH THE DEEP POST,CURLS,N SLANTS 2 SCHILENS&MURPHY DA MOUFPIECE N OCCASIONAL BOMBS 2 BEY 2 KEEP D’S LEARY MILLER IS THE 2ND COMING OF CHRISTENSEN(4 THOSE WHO KNW;)) BUT WE MUST RUN 2 KEEP THE D OFF THE FIELD,N I C SEYMORE AS A POSITIVE 4 T.KELLY(HE WNTS 2 WIN BAD N SUCCEED I KNW THIS FRM RESEARCH) THE FIRM ADVOCATE AS I CALL THM MUST STEP UP BIG N ORDER 4 US 2 SUCCEED(D.BROOKS WOULDVE BN A NICE PACINO 4 1 YR,LOL)SECONDARY COULD B SOLID IF HUFF WOULD JUS DO MORE FILM STUDY N GET LOOSE N MK SUM PLAYS N THT SECONDARY(HRD 2 BELIEVE GRIFFIN(TENN.)IS THT MUCH BETTER THN HIM)CORNERS R GRADE A EXCLUDING ROUTT HOPEFULLY MIKE MITCHELL MKS THM EAT THEIR WORDS IE ASOMUGHA IN HINDSITE AL HAS MADE MOVES TO SHORE UP HIS D-LINE WITH 1ST RD DRAFT PICKS(TYLER BRAYTON)SO 4 THOSE WHO SAY AL DOESNT TRY N MK MOVES THRU DRAFTS OND LINEMEN MUST NOT KNW DRAFTING IS A GAMBLE,HEART N INTEGRITY N DESIRE IS HRD 2 SCOUT

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  • blackpeoplerdumb

    for starters loved that ice cube link that was bad ass and second fourty winers dont get reimbursed their 1st round pick if crab ass doesnt sign. They forfeit that pick.

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  • Zymurge

    If you look at all the various rumors and things being reported out there, I think a realistic conclusion to Seymour’s situation is:

    - The Pats possibly owe him a pile of cash and think that by trading him they relieve themselves of that burden
    - Seymour knows what game that they are playing and wants to settle this now before officially acknowledging the trade as legit. In doing so, he’s increasing his odds of collecting from the Pats
    - Seymour is willing to play for the Raiders when he gets this settled, but he’s willing to wait it out if he must

    In the grand scheme of things, one less game from him is not that big of a deal. More important is that the Raiders show him the respect that he seeks, treat him like a pro, and then use that good will to get him to sign a multi-year deal. After being burned by the evilest of front offices wiht the Pats, being able to negotiate with Al and his history of taking great care of his own will seem like a godsend for him.

    My prediction: over the next several days this will play out favorably. Seymour will report and sign multiyear with the Raiders, and the Pats will get slapped by the league and have to pay him. Win-Win-Win.

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    7. ufk raiderfan.net

  • Nnamdi21

    21. ufk them again

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  • Michael

    In the wake of the Richard Seymour debacle, Al Davis hires a new cap-ologist and player personnel advisor to provide expertise in turning the Raiders around:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_the_Headless_Chicken

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