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No word on Schilens

The Raiders completed their second practice session Thursday without wide receiver Chaz Schilens, who left the field early on the session accompanied by a member of the athletic training staff and did not return to the field.

Schilens, who missed the first eight games of the season with a broken metatarsal on his left foot and had two surgeries since, was not limping and its not known if his foot was the problem.

About 30 minutes after practice, Schilens emerged from the hotel and walked back to the field house and still was walking without a limp.

The Raiders had no comment on Schilens’ early exit and the interview sessions had concluded for the day.

Practice resumes Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. Thursday’s second session contained a few team sessions and some seven-on-seven sessions which went beyond the walk-through “learning intensive” pattern of the morning practice, with the defense mostly getting better of the offense in terms of defending the pass.

For more practice highlights, check out my Twitter page.

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  • mistic1

    ford can be like a faster more explosive version of wes welker, with a little more veratility than wes, put him in the slot, motion him out of the backfield, run reverses and bubble screens, and slants. He has hands he is a football player. Dont sleep on this cat. He was every bit of explosive as c.j spiller at clemson.

  • aig

    Everyone has to have a niche. If you are a small dude, then you better offset with quickness or be a hell of a route runner or great hands. I read the scouting report that Ford is fast on the trackfield but doesnt play fast in the game.

    Will wait to see how he performs. I hope you guys are right about him.

  • priesttj

    Wes Welker is not a huge target he may be bigger buit not by much. The slot is perfect for punt returner types very quick and fast. That’s why I’ve always ssaid JLH should be played there. Most cases safeties play the slot or the 3rd corner with Ford that is a mismatch. H’s just too quick and fast. I watched him in the senior bowl and he needs work there but once he gets the concept he can be a nightmare.

    If you watch Percy Harvin the way they use him it’simpossible to matchup that’s what you want. DMC and this kid can be explosive in that role.

  • Thec07

    Wes welker a slot guy led the league 2009..

  • aig

    Priest,

    I think Nick Miller is more of a Welker than Ford from what I watched so far on the tube. I may be wrong but just my opinion.

    Percy Harvin is 5-11 and 202lbs. He is def not in the league of Ford. Harvin is a bonafied RB if they put him back there too.

  • Thec07

    I am glad the scouting rpeort mentioned he ran track. that gives you the impression that he is another track star playing football. This kid has balleda ll of his life, he did the same stuff in HS, that he did in college. He is a football player first…
    Should get a photo opp to shine…

    Agree that JLH should be in the slot also…

  • priesttj

    In Tim Browns rookie year he caught 41 passes working the slot just in the middle of the field. They couldn’t matchup with him Because Willie Gault and James Lofton were taking them deep. Left the middle for Timmie to work on LB’s.

  • http://sizzurp Dr. Steven Hawking

    Schilens is soft, time to move on. I see an injury settlement in his near future. We simply can’t count on him. It’s not that I dislike him or anything, but Jeezuz H, is he EVER healthy?

  • Just Fire Baby

    Darren Sproles had all over 300 yards from scrimmage HIS FIRST 3 YEARS COMBINED!!!

    Let’s hope Ford can be a little better than that.

  • Thec07

    DMAC should also spend some time in the slot…

  • priesttj

    Nick Miller is as small as Ford but you’re way too gocused on the size factor. There is no size requirement to play the slot it’s just more effective if you use someone with great quicks.

  • Thec07

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    July 29th, 2010 at 8:05 pm
    Darren Sproles had all over 300 yards from scrimmage HIS FIRST 3 YEARS COMBINED!!!

    Let’s hope Ford can be a little better than that.

    ++++++++++

    Would you want sproles on your team 2010?

  • bigd2010

    doubt Ford? watch this it gets better as it go’s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp4_19YsG2A

  • mistic1

    small guys that made big impacts, here are a few names just off the top of my head. Dicky Post, charlie brown, lionel “little train” james & gary anderson, stump mitchell, more modern times our very own nap kaufman, wayne chrebet, randle el, steve smith santana moss. I could go on forever. Ford will be fine.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Would you want sproles on your team 2010?

    ********************************

    Are we going to have to wait 5 years for Ford to be good?

    Sproles is vastly overrated IMO.

    Look at his stats, tell me what I am missing?

    http://www.nfl.com/players/darrensproles/careerstats?id=SPR711296

  • http://sizzurp Dr. Steven Hawking

    James Jett was small.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Darren Sproles = the poor mans Brian Mitchell.

    Good at many things, great at none.

  • http://sizzurp Dr. Steven Hawking

    John Stockton was small.

  • http://sizzurp Dr. Steven Hawking

    Earl Boykins was small.

  • Thec07

    Dude you want to argue F Sproles and his horse and carrarage… Or better yet tell me how bad JCampbell is going to be…

  • bigd2010

    watch out for this kid Ford….. WOW!!!

  • Just Fire Baby

    I hope Ford is good, and I am confidant he will be a shot in the arm for our return game.

    But we tried the whole rookie starting WR last year. Let’s not do that again, please.

    Chaz, DHB, Lou, JLH, and probably even Watkins should be ahead of him to start the season.

    Let’s not be fooled with his use in camp. Nick Miller has all over camp last year, and we saw how that turned out.

  • mistic1

    Ford does not have to be great, that is what we dhb and murphy can become, he just needs to be dangerous when he does get his touches, which will be limited on offense. If chaz holds up ford is no 4, if chaz goes down he can be no03. No doubt the kid is dangerous.

  • Thec07

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    July 29th, 2010 at 8:11 pm
    Would you want sproles on your team 2010?

    ********************************

    Are we going to have to wait 5 years for Ford to be good?

    Sproles is vastly overrated IMO.

    Look at his stats, tell me what I am missing?

    http://www.nfl.com/players/darrensproles/careerstats?id=SPR711296

    ++++++++++++++++++++

    Thats your opinion, sounds a lot like your opinion of Jcampbell…

  • aig

    Sproles and Steve Smith are very quick. All the small guys mentioned above are very quick. Nap Kaufman was more quick than fast. I remember Kaufman being caught from behind on long runs but getting around the DE’s was easy for him.

    In watching the tube on Ford, I dont see him making quick cuts and juking people out. However, I do see him making catches with people hanging on him. So I dont doubt that he is a footballer. I sincerely hope he is quicker than what I am seeing.

  • Thec07

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    July 29th, 2010 at 8:17 pm
    I hope Ford is good, and I am confidant he will be a shot in the arm for our return game.

    But we tried the whole rookie starting WR last year. Let’s not do that again, please.

    Chaz, DHB, Lou, JLH, and probably even Watkins should be ahead of him to start the season.

    Let’s not be fooled with his use in camp. Nick Miller has all over camp last year, and we saw how that turned out.

    ++++++++++++++++++++

    You liet a guy that may not even be playing for us in Chaz…
    Unless JLH spens in, who else would you play…

  • http://sizzurp Dr. Steven Hawking

    Spud Webb was small.

  • Thec07

    Watkins???? Ok…

  • Thec07

    Chaz S<—— Not sure how many games he plays, hope he contributes….

  • r8eray

    Allen Iverson was small.

  • Just Fire Baby

    lol….at least I am consistant!!!

    All I saying is that if Darren Sproles was 6 foot 205, noboby would really care that much. But since he small, everyone thinks he is great.

    This is his 6th year in the league. He has had two decent years, and he average about 250 yards rushing a year, 300 receiving and about 6th in the league in return averages.

    Not impressed, and neither were the Chargers, that’s why they traded up to draft a RB.

  • Thec07

    So who is the start X, Y and Z WR for the Nation 2010-11?

  • priesttj

    You remember Nap getting caught from behind???
    REmind me I forgot.

    I’ve seen this kid on reverses and he is explosive. Incidently Nap ran a 4.32 40 and I never remember him gettin caught from behind. If a guy had the angle on him yeah but not from behind no way.

    Ford is not C J Spiller in terms of moves but he aint bad trust me.

  • r8eray

    DHB, Murphy, and Ford!

  • aig

    JFB,

    I would take Sproles on my team only so he doesnt kill the Raiders twice per year. We just can’t handle his quickness.

  • bigd2010

    Aig not sure what your watching on Ford but he challenges people with his speed and wins. no he doesnt cut like cj but he knows where to go and how to get there very quickly. Just fire all we saw was a injured Miller??? i dont get what your trying to say ” we all saw how that worked out”

  • http://sizzurp Dr. Steven Hawking

    Kaufman
    Didn’t get caught from behind on this one mang…
    http://www.videosurf.com/video/napoleon-kaufman-103717861

  • Thec07

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    July 29th, 2010 at 8:22 pm
    lol….at least I am consistant!!!

    All I saying is that if Darren Sproles was 6 foot 205, noboby would really care that much. But since he small, everyone thinks he is great.

    This is his 6th year in the league. He has had two decent years, and he average about 250 yards rushing a year, 300 receiving and about 6th in the league in return averages.

    Not impressed, and neither were the Chargers, that’s why they traded up to draft a RB.

    +++++++++++++++++++=
    Sorry but your posting of sproles stats does not consider that he was a third string back to LT, and Mike turner…

    Also those years he was running backm KR/PR…
    Sure Sproles is not an every down back same as DMAC…
    But I can assure you the charers kept him around not becuase he is overated.

  • http://sizzurp Dr. Steven Hawking

    Kaufman got caught from behind, lmfao, you are a tool aig.

  • Thec07

    r8eray Says:
    July 29th, 2010 at 8:25 pm
    DHB, Murphy, and Ford!

    +++++++++++++

    Thats whats up…

  • bigd2010

    Thec I like those as starters but if chaz is healthy i think he is going to be a beast.

  • http://sizzurp Dr. Steven Hawking

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rHAIt74-po

    Nap Kaufman doesn’t get caught from behind on this one either, matter of fact, he increases distance….

  • Thec07

    bigd2010 Says:
    July 29th, 2010 at 8:30 pm
    Thec I like those as starters but if chaz is healthy i think he is going to be a beast.

    +++++++++++++
    Ok Bro, so who is your X, Y, and Z ?

  • r8eray

    Vegas, its still too early too tell if ford will be good…but give him a chance. What do we got to lose? We ain’t got nobody in that position that you could say is a #1 starter.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Darren Sproles = reduced roled in 2010

  • aig

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w003GCtWcNQ

    that is to refresh your memory. he was out in the open but got caught. Just like McFadden. They both have similar 40 yard times but years from now you’ll all be saying he was fast but to me McFadden is more quick than fast.

  • bigd2010

    Chaz, DHB, and Murphy someone WILL get hurt then we will get to see Ford.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I never said Ford wouldn’t be good. I just don’t see him starting as a rookie at WR.

    Is that some type of far-out notion?

    Let him return kicks if he beats out JLH and Nick Miller, shouldn’t be too hard, and develop as a WR over a year or two.

    That’s all I ever said.

  • Thec07

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    July 29th, 2010 at 8:32 pm
    Darren Sproles = reduced roled in 2010

    +++++++++++++++++

    wrong, He will get the same run as if LT was there…next…

  • Thec07

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    July 29th, 2010 at 8:38 pm
    I never said Ford wouldn’t be good. I just don’t see him starting as a rookie at WR.

    Is that some type of far-out notion?

    Let him return kicks if he beats out JLH and Nick Miller, shouldn’t be too hard, and develop as a WR over a year or two.

    That’s all I ever said.

    +++++++++++++++==

    So with that logic is was wrong to start Murphy a 4th round pick right???lol