By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Friday, November 13th, 2009 at 10:52 am in Oakland Raiders.
Defensive end Greg Ellis was wearing his helmet and joining his teammates on the defensive line as team sessions began Friday.
The defensive line didn’t go through any actual drills as special teams worked on kickoff and punt returns, instead meeting as a group with line coach Dwaine Board, shooting the bull and at one point laughing uproariously.
The offensive line went through it’s normal drill route, but also had a moment of levity when right tackle Cornell Green took a orange cone and flung it toward a fence.
For the first time in at least a few weeks, coach Tom Cable opted to let line coach Jim Michalczik run line drills and instead stood at the opposite end of the field, alone, watching the special teams return drills.
All previously injured players expected to face the Chiefs _ left guard Robert Gallery, Green, running back Darren McFadden and wide receiver Chaz Schilens _ were all present and accounted for. Absent were return specialist/wide receiver Nick Miller (tibia) and linebacker Ricky Brown (ankle).
Wide receiver Javon Walker, who failed to complete practice with a strained hamstring Thursday, was wearing a sweat suit and baseball cap, apparently not practicing.
More to come later . . .