Quarterback Bruce Gradkowski, who had the Raiders in position for a potential victory following a two-minute drill only to have a pass deflect off the hands of Darrius Heyward-Bey to Mike Brown for an interception, said Monday he doesn’t know what his status will be for this week’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
“I haven’t heard anything, not really worried about it, just approaching like I do every week, so we’ll see,” Gradkowski said.
Coach Tom Cable said following the 16-10 defeat he wasn’t sure if JaMarcus Russell or Gradkowski would be the starter.
Gradkowski said he received encouragement from Russell after replacing him in the minutes of the third quarter.
“He’ll give me his opinion, he’ll tell me what’s up, what looks good, just I do for him,” Gradkowski said. “We’re there for each other, like I said, this is a team sport, and we need to just find a way to win, whatever that may be.”
Gradkowski said he didn’t know when Cable was going to decide.
“I’m not sure what Coach Cable’s going to do or what the coach is going to do and that’s their decision,” Gradkowski said. “Either way I’m going to prepare as hard as I can. We will find out before Wednesday but until then I’m just going to do the same things I normally do and hey whatever that may be I’m just going to approach it the right way.”
More to come following Cable’s weekly press conference at 2 p.m. (PST) . . .