By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 at 1:08 pm in Oakland Raiders.
If Chaz Schilens has been “running around,” as coach coach Tom Cable put it, he’s not doing it with his teammates on the practice field.
Schilens was not with the Raiders through warmups and drills, meaning it’s likely he’s not practicing today and that having him play any kind of meaningful role against Houston this week is unlikely.
Also not practicing was Johnnie Lee Higgins, with new/old acquisition Justin Miller taking a turn fielding (or struggling to field) punts.
Safety Mike Mitchell was on the field with his right thumb heavily taped, although he was not working with special teams. Safety Tyvon Branch had thumbs on both hands taped. Free safety Hiram Eugene (leg) was not present, but Michael Huff was on the field.
More to come later . . .