Four players released to reach the 53-man limit were back on the field Sunday during the media window as the Raiders went through warmups and drills prior to a padded practice.
The returnees were defensive tackle Kellen Heard, wide receiver Shaun Bodiford and fullback Manase Tonga. A fourth player, wearing No. 65, is believed to be offensive lineman Alex Parsons. The Raiders had no information to release regarding the practice squad.
Players who were not at practice included linebacker Travis Goethel (undisclosed injury) and wide receiver Chaz Schilens (knee). Defensive tackle Desmond Bryant was present but not practicing, as was running back Michael Bush, who was wearing a cast on his left hand to protect his surgically repaired broken thumb.
During team drills, Trevor Scott was working with the defensive linemen. Meanwhile, Quentin Groves was in conversation with linebackers coach Mike Haluchak. Assuming Scott has gone back to the defensive line full time _ he played both right and left end against Seattle _ Groves would be a candidate to start on the weak side, although Thomas Howard had worked on both sides.
More to come later . . .