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Practice squad takes shape

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, September 5th, 2010 at 11:05 am in Oakland Raiders.

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 . . .

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  • http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 408RAIDER

    So why not make a run @ Houshmandzadeh?

  • MistaBrown

    I think Nnapp was the OC & Cable was the O-line coach. Nevertheless I get your point. Im looking forward to the day when we aren’t using ZB.
    _____

    # Richochet Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    # MistaBrown Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    I wouldnt hold my breath for the O-line to get fixed until Cable is history.
    ==============================
    Considering LeftHook Tommy had all of one year as an O Coor, with Falcons, prior to coming to Raiders, and considering the disarray of the current Oline, which was one of the biggest problems of the Raiders last year…maybe, just maybe Oline isn’t Tommy’s forte’, as many believe.

    What….what the hell is his forte’?

    Has to be something…right?

  • TheyCallMeAssassin

    I’d rather have Housh than Figurs.

  • J Hill

    Al is doing a good draft with the draft picks. Pretty high bar some folks have set for him.

    DHB, Shaugnessy, Murphy, and Brandon Meyers all solid draft picks from last year. Only miss was Mitchell.

    All draft picks from this years draft will make the team. Top 3 picks are starters!

  • Bauce 4 Real

    Where is my good pal Just LOSE? Really waiting to hear how much he KNOWS more than everyone lol

  • MistaBrown

    I think somebody signed him already besides we have Chaz Schilens.

    Sarcasm.
    _____

    # 408RAIDER Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    So why not make a run @ Houshmandzadeh?

  • http://www.wix.com/GGEden/ggeden GG

    Profootballtalk.com reports that unsigned restricted free agent Vincent Jackson had a one-year contract worked out with an unnamed team Saturday, but the deal was scuttled when the sides couldn’t agree on trade terms.
    It was probably either the Rams or the Seahawks — most likely St. Louis. The Rams were widely reported to have renewed their interest in Jackson rather suddenly on Saturday, before reports confirmed they’d given up on the idea roughly an hour later. Jackson is now ineligible to play before Week 7. Perhaps St. Louis or Seattle will try to make another play for V-Jax thereafter.
    Source: Profootballtalk on NBC Sports

  • PurpleDrank81

    Kellen Moore for Boise State is a true gamer

  • MistaBrown

    Your boy SeyGlenBush will be here its just a matter of time, you know this.
    _____

    # Bauce 4 Real Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Where is my good pal Just LOSE? Really waiting to hear how much he KNOWS more than everyone lol

  • Bauce 4 Real

    AssASSin You dont say? Next u gonna tell me I’d rather fly first class than coach

  • http://www.nataliegulbis.com Richochet

    GG Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Richochet…
    Yeah i already agree that if Al was a freelance GM, under the gun of an owner, he’d have been fired. Im not an ostrich. However, GM/Owners exist like Paul Brown, Al Davis, George Halas, and with that comes that leeway to hold your role, or have underling “VP of Football Operations” people and other labels that help you out but still under you. Also, there are sheer Owners out there without a GM role who do “interfere” a lot like Snyder, J.Jones. That can be worse, especially when they don’t have the football acumen of Davis, just business men. So yeah, Davis’ last seven years are a mirror for him, but it’s still a bit remiss of the media, a lot of them young punks, to just go to town on an easy story like dissing Al cos it’s fashionable and a way to get a name, when there’s a lack of respect there for his litany of success and achievment in the NFL. Paul Brown, Halas, werent popular at the end, but perhaps not mauled either nationally like Al has? That’s for the oldies to reply back on.
    ======================
    No doubt Al has the smarts..it’s just the stamina needed to do a GM’s job that’s missing.
    Hey..can’t mess with father time..catches us all.
    Every GM, on every team, has spent 18 hours a day, straight, this last few days/week to analyze who might be available, from what team, what is needed, and who to go after the moment the cuts start…how many hours do you believe Al has spent this last week? or day?

    As far as the Moldy Oldies? Halas and such..yeah, that was a different day, that’s for sure..back when players stayed with teams, no holdouts, or few, just hard knock football.

    Media? IMO, 1/4 to 1/3 of every newspaper/online staff is dedicated to just stirring up crap, to rile people up, to get attention..so they jump on anything, including Al.
    Have to admit..Al tends to welcome it, warrant it, and in many cases, deserves it, right?

  • MistaBrown

    Two years ago I was the only one pounding tj for the fraud that he is. Now it seems everybody is chipping him…

    What a pioneer I am.
    :D

  • Bauce 4 Real

    Mista…..JUST LOSE is funny……his unjustified reasining for cutting JLH was hilarious…..he cried a storm since Thursday

  • Bauce 4 Real

    Mista i still like BHP tho……the posts yesterday were epic

  • http://www.nataliegulbis.com Richochet

    MistaBrown Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Your boy SeyGlenBush will be here its just a matter of time, you know this.
    ==============================
    Any more “bonified NFL qb” sightings?

  • Bauce 4 Real

    Wonder how Craig James Feeling right now……wimpy chump son is against his old school

  • Hobs Gnarly

    brownie (your doing a heck of a job brownie btw) i think you have a lot in common with tj, you and mr.bauceman. you all wear al on your face.

  • MistaBrown

    Bauce SeyGlen used to call JLH “chokie lee higgins” remember that?

    Now Just Win is hating on JLH. Do the math! If SeyGlen was a Native American his name would not be Lightfoot he doesn’t sneak up on anybody.

  • Bauce 4 Real

    Texas Tech ran the ball the first two plays? Da hell?

  • http://www.nataliegulbis.com Richochet

    # 408RAIDER Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    So why not make a run @ Houshmandzadeh?
    ======================
    Looks like he turned into a bigger prima donna than T.O. was, at his prime..with his “all about me” attitude, and demands for the ball…the act apparently wore thin.

  • Bauce 4 Real

    Mista lmao good one

  • MistaBrown

    Hobs you having another bad day? Get off my leg you senile old fart! Go dig up one post where I shill for AD or STFU

  • http://www.nataliegulbis.com Richochet

    Gnarly? Are you crying again?
    Is this something that developed over time, or are you just a natural?

  • Bauce 4 Real

    Hobbles…..u just dont quit huh little engine?

  • Hobs Gnarly

    i’m a coming boss, is that what you say to al when he’s screaming for his diaper to be changed?

  • Bauce 4 Real

    Im an admitted Al Davis stooge….no problem there but will criticize Al too but not much

  • Bauce 4 Real

    Hob Knobber…..im jealous of Herrera’s job would take it in a Mississippi mudslide minute

  • Hobs Gnarly

    oh yeah your a cheerleader mistabrownlover. your still mad about the other day when i got the best of you. bauce (i’m a coming mr.davis) 4 real wasn’t here to back ya up

  • RaiderRetribution

    Q: Should Stevie Brown clear waivers, he becomes a free agent correct?

    What day and time would that be?

    Monday or Tuesday I presume?

  • Hobs Gnarly

    weren’t people calling you a cleveland brown fan two years ago and didn’t you admit to it? why r u here?

  • BigLefty

    T Scott is a full time DE now. Ending a bad experiment that took much needed game time away from the 2-3 players that they really needed to evaluate. Now we are going to start Q. Groves missed out on valuable PT because of the “experiment”. LB coach Halucheck must be a real clueless tool.

  • BigLefty

    Sorry spelled his name wrong. Haluchack

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