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Schilens takes the field

Wide receiver Chaz Schilens went through drills and warmups and was in the regular rotation catching passes during the first phase of offense Wednesday, a strong indication he could be active when the Raiders host the Philadelphia Eagles.

Schilens has been out eight weeks with a broken fifth metatarsal. In the meantime, the Raiders wide receivers have been the least productive in the NFL, combining for 15 receptions (Louis Murphy 11, Todd Watkins 3, Darrius Heyward-Bey 2) for 258 yards (Murphy 174, Watkins 46, Heyward-Bey 36).

In the lone preseason game in which he played, Schilens was targeted five times against Dallas and caught five passes _ all in the first quarter. He also drew a penalty for pass interference.

By contrast, Heyward-Bey has been targeted 20 times and has caught two passes.

Left guard Robert Gallery was not on on the practice field, meaning he’s probably still at least a week away from returning. Defensvie end Greg Ellis, who had an arthritic knee drained, was not practicing.

Also out was fullback Luke Lawton (ankle). With Lawton out and Oren O’Neal waived/injured, Gary Russsell was taking first-team reps at fullback. Marcel Reece is available off the practice squad if necessary, with the Raiders not having to waive a player until game day since he’s already practicing with the team.

Linebacker Ricky Brown left the facility before practice to visit the doctor and said no one had discussed surgery with him as yet. Coach Tom Cable said Brown, who tore ligaments on the outside of his ankle, would be out for the season with surgery but could return in a month if rehabbed.

Jon Alston, who had a concussion against the Giants, was practicing with the team and should be available to start at strong side linebacker with Sam Williams in reserve.

More to come later . . .

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  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    LA RAIDERS
    LA LAKERS
    & LA KINGS

  • RaiderRockstar

    we need Chaz Schilens, Luke Lawton, Greg Ellis & Robert Gallery to even compete with the Eagles…

    get well soon fellas.

    wait? who is starting at qb? nevermind!

  • Brien the General 510

    Brien<———–outro

  • Trolls 35 Raiders 0

    exlaraiderseasonticketholder Says:
    October 14th, 2009 at 3:02 pm
    Brien the General 510,

    My folks had a Datsun 510 when I :cool: was growing up :evil:

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    I actually don’t care if we stay in Oakland or move back to LA. I just want to see some wins.

    However, if the NFL tried to make the Raiders leave their team name, colors and history in Oakland as what happened to the Baltimore Ravens (formerly Cleveland Browns), then I would be devastated because you damn well know Oakland would never be granted a new franchise. It would be the death of the Raiders.

    I would not be a fan of the Los Angeles Al Davisers.

  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    repost:

    exlaraiderseasonticketholder Says:
    October 14th, 2009 at 2:54 pm
    Hey Idiot Brien the General 510,
    The New L.A. Stadium in not in the City of L.A. so Al Davis does not have to deal with the politicians again like last time nor will any other team. Get your facts before you go off on others. Blowhard!

  • Trolls 35 Raiders 0

    repost:

    I’m sorry :-( that you guyz are having such a rotten season :-( So, who is my favorite team :cool: this week :?:

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota
  • LA to TheBay

    “I would not be a fan of the Los Angeles Al Davisers.”

    LOL.

  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    Trolls 35 Raiders 0 Says:
    October 14th, 2009 at 3:00 pm
    exlaraiderseasonticketholder Says:
    October 14th, 2009 at 3:02 pm
    Brien the General 510,

    My folks had a Datsun 510 when I was growing up
    ———————————
    Are you sure it wasn’t a Datsun B210. LMFAO

  • Trolls 35 Raiders 0

    Are you sure it wasn’t a Datsun B210. LMFAO

    Nah :oops: It was a 510….a little station wagon :oops:

  • http://CableBumaye 909RaiderLifer

    RIP Captain Lou Albano

  • http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 408RAIDER

    sup NATION??

    Happy Troll what it DO?!!!

  • Richochet

    El Gato Negro Says:
    October 14th, 2009 at 1:25 pm
    Happy to see Chaz back, but it’s not going to make any difference. JaFatAss will just stare him down while he’s running his route, the DB’s will key off that, the Oline will break down like always and we’ll end up with the same result.
    =====================
    Bite your tongue, puddytat.

    Don’t you know that the few remaining owners of JR posters, that adorn their bedroom walls, are hanging everything on Chad and JR immediately turning into Young/Rice II, once he returns?
    That it’s ALL everyone else’s fault, and that once Chad returns, JR is going to make everyone eat crow?

    We CAN’T be having any stark reality talk here. So many feathers get ruffled.

  • Trolls 35 Raiders 0

    408RAIDER Says:
    October 14th, 2009 at 3:20 pm
    sup NATION??

    Happy Troll what it DO?!!!

    408 :cool: Just got back from 7 faboulous days at Cabos San Lucas!!!! I :cool: haven’t had a chance to look at the schedule for this weekend :-( Who is my favorite :twisted: team on Sunday :?:

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    Trolls 35 Raiders 0 Says:
    October 14th, 2009 at 3:25 pm
    408RAIDER Says:
    October 14th, 2009 at 3:20 pm
    sup NATION??

    Happy Troll what it DO?!!!

    408 Just got back from 7 faboulous days at Cabos San Lucas!!!! I haven’t had a chance to look at the schedule for this weekend Who is my favorite team on Sunday
    _________________________________

    Well Troll, the Raiders have been demoted from the NFL to the UFL and we play the Las Vegas Locomotives this weekend in a scrimmage…they promised to take it easy on us.

  • http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 408RAIDER

    pffft LA raiders….

  • Mistabrown

    I’ve been saying the team has mailed it in since week 1 because JaMeatloaf is just a moral busting loaf.

    # M Lonetree Says:
    October 14th, 2009 at 9:41 am

    I watched Jon Ritchie on BSPN this morning giving comments on the also-ran teams of NFL-dom. He surmised that benching JRuss was the solution as the team is dispirited on both sides of the ball knowing that all efforts are for naught as with the present QB they are never going to score. Personally I have no dislike of Russell but neither can I deny Ritchie’s commentary as being in error. When asked who should replace JaMarcus, Ritchie replied, “Grabowski (sic), Jeff George, or any fan from the Black Hole would provide some sort of spark.”

  • Nnamdi21

    Activate Reece. Russell was terrible at fullback and directly responsible for one of Jamarcus’s sacks.

    Lawton suuuuucks!

    Lorenzo was past his prime.

    Man, FB is a HUGE concern. What a drag…

  • Nnamdi21

    Patch work O line.

    DMC out. No fullback.

  • DKnight007

    Dakota Says:
    October 14th, 2009 at 2:45 pm
    DKnight007,

    Riiiight, they will stop the Raiders from moving just like they did once before?

    ^^^^^^^You honestly think the league would allow the Raiders back to LA compared to those other teams???

    Riiiiiiiiiiight

  • chiliiwakt

    If there is clean flowing water running down a mountain, give it time and it will wash all the crap away and eventually you get a clean running stream. If, however, god decides to rain piss and hershey squirts, all you get running down the rockies is piss and Hershey squirts. What I’m trying to say is Al davis is a pissant piece of sh#%!

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    DKnight007,

    The NFL can’t prevent a team from moving. If LA wants the Raiders, they can have them. Now if your point is would LA rather have the Raiders, or the Viqueens, Jags, Saints etc, then you have a point.

    But, there are still a ton of Raiders fans in LA.

  • raideringeorgia

    I watched that interview with Jon Richie this morning and I agree. Anyone they put in might not win a game but it might change how some players feel and might play. Any change at qb might just give them some new life, spark, or hope they have a chance to compete at least.

  • DKnight007

    Dakota Says:
    October 14th, 2009 at 3:48 pm
    DKnight007,

    The NFL can’t prevent a team from moving. If LA wants the Raiders, they can have them. Now if your point is would LA rather have the Raiders, or the Viqueens, Jags, Saints etc, then you have a point.

    But, there are still a ton of Raiders fans in LA.

    ^^^^^^^Trust me the chance of the Raiders going to LA ahead of those other teams….is NOT very good…..but hey hell can freeze over so who knows.

    By the way AL DAVIS NEEDS TO GO AWAY!!!

  • chiliiwakt

    (DKnight007,

    The NFL can’t prevent a team from moving. If LA wants the Raiders, they can have them. Now if your point is would LA rather have the Raiders, or the Viqueens, Jags, Saints etc, then you have a point.

    But, there are still a ton of Raiders fans in LA)

    This is something that Roski and any team owner would have to negotiate. If Roski demands a general manager position for a team, for example, and certain control over the team, that would be cool. I would support the Raiders. But if Davis chooses not to conced on any of those things, I gaurantee you they will not be back in LA.

  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    chiliiwakt Says:
    October 14th, 2009 at 4:03 pm
    Roski, the man responsible for a new stadium in SOCAL, wants some kind of ownership stake in a team so unless Davis gives up part of the team, they will not move to LA.
    ———————–
    Correction, Roski only wants an ownership stake in one of the two teams he wants for his stadium.

  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    I’m Carnak, I corrected your statement before you posted. LMFAO

  • chiliiwakt

    Roski, the man responsible for a new stadium in SOCAL, wants some kind of ownership stake in a team so unless Davis gives up part of the team, they will not move to LA.

  • chiliiwakt

    Wierd, lol I’m spooked

  • Richochet

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    October 14th, 2009 at 2:55 pm
    Heyward-Bey has been targeted 20 times and has caught two passes.

    ***

    how many of those were catchable balls?

    three?
    =====================
    I told you before..put down the remote control. Playing Madden isn’t the same thing as watching it.

    Wait.

    Not quite as painful, either.

    never mind..get back to your Ps3 and silly comments.

  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    New words of wisdom from JerryMac.

  • the510

    When you say that Bey was targeted 20 times, what does that even mean? He caught the 2 catchable balls? That’s just a lousy stat with ol’ off-the-markus.

  • 4evaRaider

    raideringeorgia Says:
    October 14th, 2009 at 3:59 pm
    I watched that interview with Jon Richie this morning and I agree. Anyone they put in might not win a game but it might change how some players feel and might play. Any change at qb might just give them some new life, spark, or hope they have a chance to compete at least.
    ************************************************************

    Exactly

  • raiderkoolaid

    October 14th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Al Davis will never give up the team until he dies unless he goes bankrupt, and I have no way of knowing how much truth there is to the stories about him being cash strapped. The Raiders are Davis’s life and if he did go bankrupt and have to sell I would doubt he would live another year, but he could live another twenty years as long as he has The Raiders.

    Langston Walker is an upgrade from what we have at RT right now. If Gallery gets healthy then we will have legitimate NFL Olinemen at three spots at least.

    Could you imagine what might happen if Russel were to stare down a receiver and then throw to someone else. It might catch the defense totally off guard. It would be almost like a trick play.

  • RaiderRetribution

    I like the idea of Mr. Gary Russell starting at FB, it will show the rest of the team effort has its rewards.

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  • Kirk

    Did anyone notice Cable called a play action pass on 3rd and 11 on Sunday?

  • OFL71

    unless Chaz just became an All-Pro C,G,T,RB,CB,SS,KR,etc as well as head coach and GM of the decade it makes absolutely no difference.

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  • Larz

    Offense can be repaired but it will take a power run game and quick hit passes….ball control.
    Unfortunately we have coaches that will do what they think Al wants rather than whats right for “this offense”

    Forget “teaching” the passing game. thats what off season was for.

    The Defense is another story.
    Pro bowlers and a DC that is a longtime coach with a winning track record.

    They gave up four straight touchdowns without even a whimper.

    They have quit on their team and their fans….no heart.

    Save your boos for them and not some hillbilly QB who is just trying to survive behind a semi-pro O-line and free styling WR.
    While trying to execute 7 step drops.