Miller ready to go


A few news and notes as the Raiders concluded practice, Tom Cable met with the media for less than three minutes and buses arrived to take the team to the airport for their game Sunday against the New York Giants:

— Tight end Zach Miller practiced without limitations, passed all tests relative to his concussion and is listed as questionable, but expected to start.

— A lengthy list of players declared out of the game _ RB Darren McFadden (knee), LG Robert Gallery (broken fibula), WR Nick Miller (broken shin), RT Cornell Green (calf), and FB Oren O’Neal (ankle).

— S Michael Huff did not complete practice with a quad bruise and will be re-evaluated in New York. He is listed as questionable.

— Whether Huff is ready or not, Cable said Hiram Eugene, inactive for the last two games with a calf injury, would start at free safety. Eugene and strong safety Tyvon Branch (hip) both participated fully in practice and are probable.

— Cable said Khalif Barnes would be active and be available to back up at both tackle spots. Barnes hasn’t played right tackle in an NFL game.

“Good this week, and it will get better,” Cable said of his adjustment process. “He hasn’t had many reps, but yesterday and today looked pretty good.

This may mean nothing except how they lined up in a pre-practice drill, but at one point Mario Henderson lined up at left guard inside of Barnes.

— For what it’s worth, it was another good week of practice.

“Similar to last week in terms of preparation, good work all three days,” Cable said. “Today, very focused, good execution in all three phases.”

— It’s not the first start for Michael Bush _ he opened in the backfield along with Darren McFadden and had a ?-yard run on his first carry _ but he’ll have a chance put himself in position to be the Raiders lead back with a big day against the stout Giants.

“They’ve got a great defense up front, and their secondary’s real good, as well,” Bush said. “It’s fun. It’s on of the things I was looking forward to. I just have to make sure I’m on my ‘A’ game.”

— Another day of Cable working with the offensive, an area he clearly made a priority this week.

“He got us right,” center Samson Satele said. “I feel like we’re going to come out there and fire off the ball.”

Satele was originally signed to be the Raiders’ starting center, but was beaten out by Chris Morris. It will be his first start with the Raiders after starting all 16 games each of his first two seasons iwth Miami.

“I can’t wait to see what I’m made of out there, what I can do,” Satele said. “ We’ll see how I do. I want to do good. I’m well rested.”

— Eli Manning took some first team reps for the Giants Friday and will be a game-time decision. The Giants defense will be missing defensive lineman Chris Canty, linebacker Michael Boley and safety Aaron Ross with injuries.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • We kill Iraqies to help them get democracy!
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    We abused POWs, but it was done in the name of democracy!!!
    We spent all that Money and Souls on Nothing! They don’t have democracy, and Gad isn’t any cheaper!

  • Moron,

    SH had a woman incharge of CW development!!!!

    Know your crap, before it comes our of your mouth!

  • Moron,

    Also hard to teach people democracy when:

    You had slaves 150 years ago.

    Blacks couldn’t ride in the front of the bus till 40 years ago.

    You put people in C Camps!!!

    You still have race issues!!!

    You go to war every 10 years!!

    You just had your 1st none White Prez!!

    You are an idiot!!!

  • raiderkoolaid

    Nudes would have been more fun as long as they were women.

  • TW!!!


    Where have you been dude? I hope all is well. How is your brother?

  • Nnamdi21

    Never should’ve been there.

    Being there created animosity toward us worse than anything the bad guys could’ve done.

    Why don’t you look into the REAL reasons we went and exactly WHO the hijackers were.

    Start with lets say, Brittish Petroleum in the 50s and the young turks…

  • Nudes= nuces.

  • TW,

    How can they be so ignorant??

  • We have to stop forcing our well on other countries!
    We are an island!!! We peace them alone, and they leave us alone!!
    We should use our pre WW 1 & 2 methods. We are not involved!! Americans worry about America. After we make America perfect, then we can help others. We can’t show people true democracy when we don’t practice it!

  • raiderkoolaid

    I’m getting off here now. I hope next time I check in people are talking about Raiders football.

  • Nnamdi,

    They started it all!! The Brits!!
    They wanted the oil, and east access to India!! They also wanted Africa. They did a lit of damage!!

  • East: easy.

  • I don’t feel well ( I have a cold), and I’m
    Getting tired, so I’ll ball back later.
    Good night Gents.


    Bro, school is kicking my a… I was looking forward to this weekend, I just got done with my 1st exams, and I wanted to relax and go out this weekend.
    I’ll catch up with you later. A

  • johnnylama

    come on now…let’s talk Raider football. Do any of you think there is a chance that we could re-sign Andrew Walter…his career stats blow JaMoby Dick away.
    52.3% Completion rate and a 52.6 QB rating…that could take us where we need to go!!!
    sad but true…

  • priesttj

    Hey! Johnnylama, yeah he had OK stat but have you ever seen Walter bring us from behind for a win.

    AW, couldn’t carry Russell’s jock strap if he could he’d be playing right now and we never would’ve drafted Russell. If some of you had Brains you probably still couldn’t figure out what the hell’s going on. Whew!!

  • ohioraider

    Raider kool aid drinker + Obama hater (or birther) = zombie. You guys are morons.

  • johnnylama

    Priesttj…just trying to make a point of how pathetic we are right now… I do admire your optimism in all your posts..hope we can turn it around some time this year.
    Agree with you that MBush could be bring it and make a difference.

  • priesttj

    Well my apologies, i think we’re blaming the qb for everything and when you do that you ignore obvious issues elsewhere. Russell certainly has his share of problems but he’s certainly not the only one.

  • johnnylama

    Agree…I have been a Raider fan since 1969…and I don’t think I have ever been more dissappointed than I am this year. Seems like we have a fair amount of talent but can’t get the D,O, and special teams on the same page at all.

  • halster

    Morons that can’t even understand football talking about politics- only on this
    blog. Crud that about sums up your ignorant posts. Pretty astute I must say.
    Back to football. The Raiders will turn it around slowly but Al may not make to the end of the season. Cable will not be arrested. MistaBrrown will finally come out. Ricochet will be selected by the Niner organization as most likly to suck.

  • silvershark

    The Raiders will win. Russell will throw for 400 yards and 5 TD’s! Russell is one of the smartest QB’s to play the game. Al Davis is a genius. His decisions are some of the best ever made concerning scheme and personel. Again Russell is a HOF type QB. Also Russell works really hard and has never been fined. Cable never touched Hansen, hansen is a liar! Why am I saying this?