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So much for DHB vs. Hall

Looks like the matchup between the receiver who can’t get open and the cornerback who can’t cover anyone won’t come to pass.

Washington cornerback DeAngelo Hall, whose eight-game tenure in Oakland was typified by giving up huge cushions and lot of completions, has already been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Raiders at the Coliseum because of a knee injury, Washington coach Jim Zorn told reporters.

Meanwhile, Darrius Heyward-Bey, who had nine catches for 124 yards despite being targeted 40 times in 11 starts, was not present as practice began, a strong indication he won’t play against the Redskins because of a foot strain.

Notably, Washington has also ruled out defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth (ankle) due to an ankle injury, further weakening the NFL’s 24th-ranked run defense, as well as fullback Mike Sellers (thigh bruise).

Raiders defensive end Greg Ellis had his helmet and was talking with fellow defensive linemen as practice began, although he’s done that before and not participated.

More to come later . . .

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • new englandraider

    man we’ve had some of the worst qb’s ever. jruss, tood HEROINovich, jeff george, rick mirer rob johnson, hollas, mccown, tui, kerrence collins, wilson, i can go on and on. i was born in 1980 and aside from gannon i’ve yet to see a decent qb. too young to remember plunkett

  • Plunketthead

    ATTENTION JERRY

    Its friday, I got paid and I am full of piss of vineger.

    So I want to hand out props to you.
    Your blogs have been great
    You are taking on the tough questions on Tuesday chat
    post to fast and other blips have been cleaned up

    Two ata boys and a prop on the back for you
    Best wishes to you and yours over the holidays

    You have come a long ways in the fast 4 years

  • new englandraider

    bring back rodney peete

  • M Lonetree

    MR,

    post 32 is hilarious. “Gradkowski sucks.”

    don’t know about that but your commentaries certainly do (strike one)
    can’t complain about the old man only loving rocket-armed QBs so you write the lamest post in all of blogdom (strike two)
    digging deep to found your hatreds at all costs (strike three)
    yer out.

  • I’m not sold on DHB!

  • new englandraider

    honorable mention. culpepper billy jo hobert. vince evans, aaron brooks and andrew walter

  • DMAC

    bring back Vince Evans

  • new englandraider

    we had andre ware at one point. no?

  • DMAC

    Loved the vertical game.

  • 4evaRaider

    Ghost…..

    THAT IS A GREAT THING YOU DID BROTHER….AND JUST THINK HOW MUCH YOUR FRIENDS WOULD ENJOY A VICTORY!!!!!

    WOOOOOOOOOW THEIR 1ST TIME WAY 2 GO BRO

  • new englandraider

    dmac, u gonna do anything this week?

  • M Lonetree

    But aside from that, can we see what the next quarter of the season brings for Gradkowski the Bruce (torn knee? broken clavicle? failure?) before signing him to a Derek Anderson contract.

  • new englandraider

    9 carries for 28 yrd just aint getting it done bro

  • DMAC

    I’ll be there this Sunday. Hopefully it deosn’t rain. It’s been cold as hell in the bay.

  • new englandraider

    damn cold here in massachusetts. 28 2day and windy

  • DMAC

    Yeah, put me in the slot. Run some pitches. Utilize my strengths and get me in the open field.

  • 4evaRaider

    This web-site is full of WONDERFULL AND CARING PEOPLE,imo….Tis definitely the Season!!!!

  • new englandraider

    dmac, im going out on a limb, but i see 50 yrds rushing and at least 25 yrds receiving 4 u this week. breakout game perhaps??????????

  • new englandraider

    i thought i was funny by saying the hash marks trip him up. but whoever said its the blades of grass that get him……. lmfaooooooooooooooooo. that was great

  • DMAC

    Yeah, that was a good one.

  • Plunketthead

    POST OF THE DAY

    I was worried about how good the skins have been playing against good teams but the OAKLAND FRIGGING RAIDERS
    have been kicking butt and taking names

    Chris in NY Says:
    December 11th, 2009 at 11:21 am
    I’m telling you I smell I first blowout win of the season. Not that we’re so much better than the ‘Skins who have played decent in recent weeks. But …

    – Wash is coming off a disheartening loss to the Saints. And hard-fought losses to the division rivals Cowboys and Eagles before that. Can you say “letdown game”.
    – They’re flying cross country to play what some would call a meaningless game.
    – They have a lame-duck coach with just 4 games left in the season.
    – No Haynesworth.
    – No Clinton Portis.

    Meanwhile,
    – The Raiders are coming off one of their best wins in awhile.
    – They’re 2-1 against 3 good teams since Bruce Almighty took over.
    – They have a QB they believe in.
    – While Zorn is gone, Cable is still fighting for his job.
    – They’re at home and the home crowd should have their back after the Pitt win last week and the last time they played at home was the win over Cinci.

    I’m feeling a 27-10 type game and a Raider Nation bumrush to the Bruce Almighty bandwagon.

  • DMAC

    HAY!!!!!!!!

  • 4evaRaider

    lmao!!!!

  • new englandraider

    maybe nomar fukudome bush. i dunno

  • Plunketthead

    Can Al work some old time magic and get two years out of Adalius Thomas?

    I bet he can and I bet he can Bills pocket again.

  • LMAO @ posts 75 & 76!!

  • Plunketthead

    can PICK Bills pocket again

  • Plunketthead

    Never mind

  • Plunk,

    I think I understand. lol

  • aig

    Plunket,

    I was thinking the same thing when I read the Pft on A. Thomas. You know he wants to get the fck out of there. Al loves reclamation project. I am sure NE thought A. thomas is a bust freeagent anyways.

  • DMAC

    Plunk, WTF are you talking about!!!!

    Just fk’n with u. lmao

  • new englandraider

    me 2 raider o me 2

  • DMAC

    Would you guys give up a 2nd rounder for him?

  • new englandraider

    Thomas was a beast in balti. here in ne not all that. maybe one of our 3rd rd picks. we have 2 right?

  • Plunketthead

    lol I have the HL and I pulled a muscle in my back, went to doc, got some muscle relaxers, went to safeway and stocked up, got a fire burning and I dont have to leave untill monday morning

    Man I hope the Raiders kick butt and look great doing it. I want to go into the offseason hyped up.
    I want JR to work his butt off and come back looking lean and mean
    I want DHB to prove himself next year,
    I want DMAC to start kicking butt
    I want Cable to winout this year and KICK BUTT next year

    Thats my Christmas list

  • new englandraider

    dakota i hope u dont take offense to the names. its just for humor purposes only. u know youda man. go lakers bro

  • How about Adolf Bush Reagan?

  • aig

    no not a 2nd. He will not get a 2nd in the league. I think a 3rd or 4th round at best. Most likely NE may even cut him (i dont know the contract) cuz I think he has been there 3 eyars already. Ususally they dont pay you your 4th and 5th year. They ask for a redo if they want to keep you. He’s 32 years old so I expect a similar ellis signing.

  • DMAC

    I’m all for a few more proven vets on the team.

  • Plunketthead

    Aig

    And Bll and Al have a working relationship that Al does not have with any other team and Al is good at picking Bills pocket (I got it right that time) : )

  • new englandraider

    yeah al certainly picked his pocket when we got a 4th rd pick for moss

  • Plunketthead

    DMAC

    Not this year but I bet Al can figure out a trade that helps us.

  • new englandraider

    johndavid bowie. woulda been better off with david bowie

  • 4evaRaider

    As long as their not WR’s lol

  • DMAC

    I still think we nee that bruising MLB to help stuff the run. Let’s make a deal for Urlacher.

  • Plunketthead

    Whats the word the players yelled at Cable when he boxed Hansens ears?

    KUMBYA?

  • DMAC

    Hey did that match between florida pete and captain ever take place????????????????

  • new englandraider

    capt jack will get u high at night

  • Plunketthead

    I have not named Dakotas kid but if I did I would just got it over with at a young age and name him
    Dickhead Dakota

    Dak is good at letting me throw darts now and then and thats a dart

    But inside my heart Dak knows that I wish Dak and company a healthy boy that lives long and prospers

  • Plunketthead

    Basement is warmed up. I am gonna shave and shower and hope I dont cut myself