Raiders coach Tom Cable said running back Michael Bush was improved during the short Friday practice and officially listed him as questionable for Sunday’s season opener in Tennessee.
Bush was essentially a spectator during the media window, holding a football in his right hand and watching running backs and tight ends run through half-speed patterns near the goal line.
Once practice was underway, Cable, said Bush “Took reps, caught the ball, ran with it, it’s a matter of how it reacts, how it responds.”
Asked if Bush had caught passes thrown with some velocity or just softer throws, Cable said, “No, we threw some stuff to him today.”
Also listed as “questionable” along with Bush is defensive tackle Desmond Bryant (elbow). Wide receiver Chaz Schilens (knee), cornerback Walter McFadden (hamstring) and linebacker Travis Goethel (lower back) did not practice, were listed as out, and will not be among the 45 players who suit up for the game.
More to come . . .