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Nixon’s the one

The Raiders promoted linebacker David Nixon and and placed Ricky Brown on injured reserve, where the season-opening starter at strong side linebacker will finish out the season for the second straight year.

Nixon, an undrafted free agent from Brigham Young, got the nod over Slade Norris, a fourth-round draft pick. Norris missed practices recently with a hamstring injury. Nixon will be active when the Raiders face the Bengals today at the Coliseum, with Jon Alston inactive after landing on the injury report Saturday with an “illness.”

Inactives for the Raiders are wide receiver Todd Watkins, linebacker Jon Alston, tackle Khalif Barnes, tackle Erik Pears, wide receiver Javon Walker, wide receiver Nick Miller and defensive tackle William Joseph. Charlie Frye is designated as the third quarterback.

Inactives for the Bengals are running back Cedric Benson, fullback Fui VAkapuna, linebacker Keith Rivers, defensive lineman Jonathan Fanene, tight end Chase Coffman and wide receiver Jerome Simpson. The third quarterback is Jordan Palmer.

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  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Wow. Nice pass, “grads”!! See? They give this guy the same bunk plays they give Russell, and he’s throwing them into the cheap seats, too.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNACwaLw Raider75

    Let’s see if the defense can keep the Raiders in the game.

    Gradkowski needs the running game to be a factor while he tries to get comfortable in the offense.

  • jhill

    Hmmm ….

    Completion to the TE and RB, and a ridiculous miss to Murphy.

    Did I mention the penalty on the Oline?

    DAMN IT!

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Gradkowski sucks.

  • Coach_034

    That Bungals first drive looks like they have sucked the juice out of them already…Mcfads really disappoints me

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    # Raider75 Says:
    November 22nd, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Gradkowski needs the running game to be a factor while he tries to get comfortable in the offense.

    …………….

    SO DID RUSSELL! I love how you guys want Grad to be groomed into the offense with baby steps, while Russell was thrown to the wolfs from day one. Oh, except that Kiffin wanted to groom Russell properly, but nobody wanted that. They wanted Russell throwing bombs from day one. You guys are idiots. I’m tempted to root for the Bengals.

  • Crimedog

    Gradowski sucks?? The whole organization sucks from top to bottom. Seriously, worst franchise in professional sports. It’s easy to be apathetic towards the Raiders these days. I hope they keep losing bad just to spite the old man. He can die knowing he ruined the Raiders.

  • Plunketthead

    MR
    Let me guess. You are gonna post every 90 seconds telling us how much we suck.

    You hateful bigot, reduced to slapping wheelchair bound 16 year olds because you are jealous of him getting tickets.

    Nonetheless I am praying for you.
    May MR find some peace in his life before his evil filed heart explodes from hating and wishing death on his fellow man.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNACwaLw Raider75

    Raiders D is getting shredded.

  • Coach_034

    Ouch!!! That’s why we don’t biltz much

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Plunketthead Says:
    November 22nd, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    MR
    Let me guess. You are gonna post every 90 seconds telling us how much we suck.

    ……………

    The first true thing you’ve ever said on this blog. Damn str8.

  • raidermarty

    Thanks for the link Coach

  • http://www.Move2Alameda.com KoolKell

    Al Davis rode on the backs of others, claimed all the credit, and now, look at him. Pathetic.

  • JB

    I’ve never seen the colesium that empty. I’ll bet there is less than 25000. That speaks volumes about fan satisfaction.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Gradkowski sucks. Cable sucks. Al sucks. Plunkethead sucks and gives reach arounds.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNACwaLw Raider75

    # The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    November 22nd, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    # Raider75 Says:
    November 22nd, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Gradkowski needs the running game to be a factor while he tries to get comfortable in the offense.

    …………….

    SO DID RUSSELL! I love how you guys want Grad to be groomed into the offense with baby steps, while Russell was thrown to the wolfs from day one. Oh, except that Kiffin wanted to groom Russell properly, but nobody wanted that. They wanted Russell throwing bombs from day one. You guys are idiots. I’m tempted to root for the Bengals.
    ………..

    Russell has his chance. He sucked.

    Besides, Grad will not get a running game either. Raiders will be down by several scores soon and the running game will be nothing.

    oh yeah. FU MR

  • Coach_034

    Need a stand here….

  • Crimedog

    Can you retire a franchise?? They should retire the Raiders and have an expansion draft for our players next year.

  • raidermarty

    That’s what I’m talking about. Blitz the hell out of them!!!!

  • Coach_034

    Yeah!!!!

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