Schilens out until training camp


The “procedure” Chaz Schilens underwent following the season on his left foot was significant enough that the wide receiver will probably be out until training camp.

Schilens, as he did during the mandatory minicamp, was a spectator as his teammates went through warmups, drills and team sessions.

That means the Raiders aren’t confident enough about Schilens’ condition to even allow him to run patterns against no defenders, fearful the pushoff could result in a setback. Schilens originally broke his foot during training camp last year on just such a maneuver _ pushing off on a pass route.

Schilens had surgery at the time of the injury and disclosed there was a follow-up procedure at the mandatory minicamp.

“I think we’ll take our time with that, just to be smart,” Cable said. “I don’t want to do anything to set it back. If he’s there when we go to camp _ which he will be _ I’ll be happy with that.”

And no, Cable reiterated, there has been no talk of adding Terrell Owens to the chemistry of a youthful wide corps of wide receivers. A speculative ESPN article linked Owens to the Raiders, citing no sources and claiming no inside information. Cable refuted the claim in a KNBR radio interview Tuesday and again to reporters on Wednesday.

“We haven’t had any discussions whatsoever about that,” Cable said.

More to come . . .


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • RaiderResurrection

    Hey RR!

    There’s a few people with names like ours. I think we’re starting a trend.

  • fat kidd

    J.P. Losman lands in Seattle
    Posted by Mike Florio on May 18, 2010 8:27 PM ET
    On the same day that a former NFL first-round draft pick who once had a season for the ages had to settle for a job in the UFL, a former NFL first-round draft pick who never did much of anything has gotten his second NFL gig after taking a detour to the new four-team (now five) football league.

    FOX’s Jay Glazer reports that J.P. Losman has signed with the Seahawks.

    No offense to Losman, but why in the heck wouldn’t the Seahawks have taken a chance on Daunte Culpepper before the former Bills starter? Though Culpepper hasn’t returned to the full form he displayed before suffering a torn knee ligament trifecta in 2005, Culpepper would still seem to be a better choice than Losman.

    Losman played for the Las Vegas Locomotives last season before finishing the year with the Raiders. He is the only member of the first-round quarterback class of 2004 who hasn’t scored a contract extension in the vicinity of $100 million.

    That said, we doubt he’d currently trade places with one of the three who did.

  • Jonesy941

    ill take flozell adams over any one we have at tackle. i like henderson he is ok but thats about the only starting tackle we have.

  • BSJ: are you sure you aren’t a fan of every team playing Darren McFadden?


    With all the fumbles, it does seem like he is being paid by our opponents.

  • fat kidd

    whats the j.p.in losman name jamarcus paul

  • On the beach in Cancun

    Future insight for those Lakers & Celtics fans explaining why they think their team is better.

    It’s going to come down to game seven at the Staple Center and the Lakers will be down 58 to the Celtics 63 with about 9 minutes and 18 seconds left in the third quarter.

    Kobe is going to go down while driving to the hoop and he’s not going to be able to get up. Kobe will be carried off in a stretcher. Approximately, 1 minute and 15 seconds later, Kobe is going to come sprinting back to the Lakers bench, where Jackson will immediately insert him. Kobe immediately scores a “3-pointer,” all net, and then the Lakers go on a 15 to 2 run while the Lakers fans
    go crazy with excitement. The Lakers continue too pull
    away and win easily.

    The TV camera pans a close-up on Pierce and he’s in a zone or deep fog, it’s like he’s saying to himself, this is familiar but I though I was the one who was suppose to go down? I thought I was suppose to be the hero running back on the court, I was the one suppose to make that big “3-pointer,” all net! I was suppose to, damn that Kobe.

  • stvvon

    Schilens has got bad feet, I think this is going to be a problem in the future as it has been in the past and it isn’t getting better. I think it would be smart to start looking for a different big fast type Reciever.