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Raiders take two days off

The Raiders will take today and Monday off before getting back at it Tuesday for the last three days of training camp in Napa.

Coach Tom Cable will not address the media as a followup to Saturday night’s 32-17 win over the Chicago Bears until Monday on a conference call.

The Raiders have scheduled practices for Tuesday and Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and a final practice Thursday at 8:30 a.m. before breaking camp.

The team’s Raider Nation Celebration will be Friday at Frank Ogawa Plaza from 4 to 6 p.m. Check the link provided for more details.

The Raiders host the San Francisco 49ers Saturday at 6 p.m., the game which usually involves the most game-planning and playing time for prominent players. Ideally, the Raiders would have Darren McFadden (hamstring) Darrius Heyward-Bey (fatigue) and Chaz Schilens (foot) available for at least a brief appearance.

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  • J Wiggle

    Considering Jeremy Ware’s only big lapse was that last-minute touchdown, I was pretty impressed overall with his play. I still thought it was strange that McFadden didn’t get the start, but maybe they wanted to work him in at nickel back since that’s likely what he’ll be doing in the regular season.

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    Agreed. Ware was pretty good, and contributed on STs too! CB situation is as good as it’s been in quite some time.

  • J Wiggle

    Can’t see Huff getting cut, but if Brown keeps making plays there is a chance he could get traded. The “business” of it definitely comes into play. Mitchell was getting reps at FS this week with the 1st team. There is surely depth at the S position.

  • http://aldavissucks.blogspot.com/ The Real MaddenRaider

    I want to apologize to everyone about my behavior in here yesterday. I made the mistake of sinking down to someone’s level, when I shouldn’t have. I was expressing my views on this team and then this person started personally insulting me. When I insulted him back, he then challenged me to a fight, telling me to meet him at the coliseum. I took his bait and made threats to him as well. While I’ll never apologize directly to that vile piece of crap, I would like to apologize to the rest of you. Such behavior is inappropriate in here. For now, I talk about issues facing the team (for better or worse), and nothing else. I will ignore all personal insults and especially challenges to fights, so don’t waste your fingers typing. Or, do, the choice is yours. Just know you’ll be ignored.

  • RaiderRockstar

    oh snap!

    The Pittsburgh Steelers just shipped us a 2012 fourth-round draft pick in exchange for Bruce Gradkowski!

    I guess they weren’t impressed with Byron Leftwich, Charlie Batch or Dennis Dixon?

    Let’s see if he passes the physical …

    Kyle Boller is officially #2

  • http://www.novolovoshovo.tw St. Jimmy

    This team just has a different look and feel than the previous 7 seasons, and I must say it looks and feels damn good my brothers.

  • bcz24

    St Jimmy – The 24 in my moniker has nothing to do with Huff. I have been using this moniker since 1999 when I bought my brand new B-lack C-avalier Z24… I dont own the car anymore but I use that moniker for a 1000 different things so never bothered to change it.

    Definitely not getting touchy about Huff dude… look back through the posts… I was critisizing him for not using the proper angle of pursuit and getting burned on the play. I sometimes forget that you people dont know my so my sarcasm doesnt carry through my posts. Apologies.

  • raidertbone

    I just watched the replay of the game (NFL Network). I was most impressed by Routt and TK – both very pleasant surprises! The score could have been a lot worse than it was, even though the Bears haven’t mastered the art of the long snap quite yet! We could have had three, possibly four. touchdowns in the first half and were only one play away from scoring again at the end of the game. Our defense dominated – Wimbley is already proving to be a special player. If we lose to the Whiners, I won’t be bothered so much — there are a lot of guys we haven’t seen yet who need to shake the rust off. Still, I am looking forward to the team’s anticipated return to Alameda …

  • http://www.novolovoshovo.tw St. Jimmy

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 11:28 am
    oh snap!

    The Pittsburgh Steelers just shipped us a 2012 fourth-round draft pick in exchange for Bruce Gradkowski!

    I guess they weren’t impressed with Byron Leftwich, Charlie Batch or Dennis Dixon?

    Let’s see if he passes the physical …

    Kyle Boller is officially #2

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    Are you joking dude? If you aren’t, then who is our number 3?

  • http://www.novolovoshovo.tw St. Jimmy

    bcz24 Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 11:29 am
    I sometimes forget that you people dont know my so my sarcasm doesnt carry through my posts. Apologies.
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    Aplogies not needed my Raider brother. I too was attempting playful sarcasm at you :-)

  • J Wiggle

    The Pittsburgh Steelers just shipped us a 2012 fourth-round draft pick in exchange for Bruce Gradkowski!

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    You should have saved that for when JFB was here, lol.

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Was Huff injured at the end of last year ?

    Why was Eugene on the field when he got stiff armed against the Ravens ?

    I can remember Huff getting a few picks early last year and everyone thinking he turned his career around.

    Then it seemed he faded out and disappeared.

    Refresh my memory – did he come up lame or ‘fatigued’ or whatever. Or did Eugene supplant him ?

  • http://aldavissucks.blogspot.com/ The Real MaddenRaider

    There is nothing on the web about Gradkowski being traded. Wow. I said I’d avoid getting personal with people, but when you have idiots starting rumors… GET A LIFE!

  • bcz24

    He was hurt for at least a few games last year

  • bcz24

    You couldnt resist for 30 seconds RMR… sucker.

  • J Wiggle

    Refresh my memory – did he come up lame or ‘fatigued’ or whatever. Or did Eugene supplant him ?

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    Honestly don’t remember.

    Huff is far from untouchable, but he is without question our best option at FS at this time. Might be different next week.

    Huff is a damn good S though.

  • http://aldavissucks.blogspot.com/ The Real MaddenRaider

    Starting rumors is childish. I’m not above pointing that out. I’m doing this for everyone intelligent who wants information about this team.

  • Captain Mudslide & the Dingle Berry Posse

    JWiggs, Huff is adequate…just wish he would play more aggressive rather than reactive…like on that long run play by Forte.

  • fat kidd

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 11:25 am
    I want to apologize to everyone about my behavior in here yesterday. I made the mistake of sinking down to someone’s level, when I shouldn’t have. I was expressing my views on this team and then this person started personally insulting me. When I insulted him back, he then challenged me to a fight, telling me to meet him at the coliseum. I took his bait and made threats to him as well. While I’ll never apologize directly to that vile piece of crap, I would like to apologize to the rest of you. Such behavior is inappropriate in here. For now, I talk about issues facing the team (for better or worse), and nothing else. I will ignore all personal insults and especially challenges to fights, so don’t waste your fingers typing. Or, do, the choice is yours. Just know you’ll be ignored.

    apology accepted but i still think yout cousin has big knockers!!!!!!

  • Captain Mudslide & the Dingle Berry Posse

    not sayin he should have made the tackle, but at least get a hand on him and slow him down…had he done thaqt Branch woulda got him from behind, imo.

  • http://www.novolovoshovo.tw St. Jimmy

    RR was that an attempt to deflect criticism away from your boy Huff?

  • bcz24

    Schilens needs knee surgery… apparently for over-compensating for the foot injury

  • http://aldavissucks.blogspot.com/ The Real MaddenRaider

    That’s disgusting and disrespectful, Fat Kidd.

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  • bcz24

    That is not a rumor. Tom Cable just said that in his conference call according to Tarfur

  • http://aldavissucks.blogspot.com/ The Real MaddenRaider

    Why isn’t there ANYTHING on the internet about it?

  • Captain Mudslide & the Dingle Berry Posse

    Damn, might as well toss Schilens on IR. He aint playin this year…and if he does it wont be at full strength.

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  • http://www.novolovoshovo.tw St. Jimmy

    bcz24 Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 11:43 am
    That is not a rumor. Tom Cable just said that in his conference call according to Tarfur

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    Link please…

  • fat kidd

    scrapple

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  • TheyCallMeAssassin

    If Schilens needs knee surgery, it’s going to be a massive blow to whatever the Raiders thought their receivers could be capable of. He’s the only Raiders receiver with consistent hands, but if he can’t get on the field then it’s time to call up AJ Smith and figure out who the Raiders have to blow to get Vincent Jackson.

  • bcz24

    There is on Vittorio Tarfur’s Twitter page RMR. Im also sure you will be able to find a transcript of Cable’s conference call that includes him talking about it.

    They are saying he needs his knee scoped, and could be available by week 1.

  • http://aldavissucks.blogspot.com/ The Real MaddenRaider

    Al Davis just announced his retirement. Other NFL teams will now actually practice and watch film before playing Raiders. Developing…

  • http://raidersfans.net Just Win

    Boller is a former lst rounder, who knows Jackson’s system and has played well this preseason. Gradkowski has not done anything this preseason injury or not. It is not inconceivable that he could moved.

  • raidertbone

    Haven’t seen or heard anything on NFL Network regarding Glass-kowski.

  • bcz24

    Sorry guys, I cant access Twitter on my work PC, I use it on my phone and therefore cant provide you with a link.

  • http://aldavissucks.blogspot.com/ The Real MaddenRaider

    Who is Vito Darfur? Why can’t you just give me a URL? Oh, because you’re lying. Of course.

  • bcz24

    I dont give a crap if you believe more RMR… I read the information and relayed it on to the actual Raiders FANS in here. I will expect an apology when you find it in writing elsewhere…

  • itzSteve

    per Twitter:

    PaulHGutierrez – #Raiders Chaz Schilens’ latest injury http://blogs.sacbee.com/raiders/archives/2010/08/schilens-knee-n.html
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    just for you RMR…enjoy!

  • bcz24

    Since you are apparently not smart enough to go to google let me help you:

    Coach Tom Cable indicated Monday that Chaz Schilens may need to undergo surgery to repair a knee injury.

    The knee problem developed due to Schilens’ overcompensating for the foot injury that has plagued him since last summer. Cable suggested that Schilens could return for the opener if it turns out to be just a scope, but that’s overly optimistic. It’s time to take Schilens off redraft cheat sheets. He won’t help the Raiders early in the season. Louis Murphy, though, enters the picture as the late-round flier of choice in Oakland.

    Source: Vittorio Tafur on Twitter

    http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/38819562/ns/sports-player_news/

  • raidertay

    Chaz is havin knee surgery??!! WTF!! Is it too late to sign a vet WR.

  • bcz24

    Go ahead RMR… I’ll wait for your apology.

  • http://aldavissucks.blogspot.com/ The Real MaddenRaider

    I’m not talking about Shillens I’m talking about Gradkowski being traded.

  • fat kidd

    that means yamon figurs just made the roster

  • http://aldavissucks.blogspot.com/ The Real MaddenRaider

    God dammit you guys are starting to piss me off again.

  • itzSteve

    # The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Who is Vito Darfur?

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    FYI…Vito writes the Raiders articles for SF Gate…http://www.sfgate.com/sports/raiders/

  • bcz24

    No you werent. You were talking to me because I was talking about Chaz on Vittorio Tarfurs twitter and your response was :

    “The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 11:51 am
    Who is Vito Darfur? Why can’t you just give me a URL? Oh, because you’re lying. Of course.”

    Its ok. I didn’t really expect you to apologize or admit you were wrong.

  • http://aldavissucks.blogspot.com/ The Real MaddenRaider

    Tiger Woods and wife getting divorced. Wife sites as reason her pet snake keeps getting out and running all over town.

  • http://raidersfans.net Just Win

    # The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 11:59 am

    God dammit you guys are starting to piss me off again.
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    Actually, I think you are getting pissed on.

  • bcz24

    What are you gonna come beat me up because I proved that I was right? Internet tough-guy runs rampant… I see the headlines now…