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Figurs cut, JLH, Ford to return kicks

Raiders coach Tom Cable said return specialist Yamon Figurs was released to make room for Erik Pears, and that Johnnie Lee Higgins and Jacoby Ford would assume kickoff and punt return duties.

Cable said he wasn’t sure which would return punts and which would return kickoffs.

The most significant injury appears to be to left guard Robert Gallery, with Cable saying more would be known in 48 to 72 hours. Sounds as if they hope to have him practicing Friday so he could play Sunday.

Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha sat out with a groin injury that may be more maintenence than something severe.

Running back Michael Bush was in “full participation” mode, which means there’s a chance he could play against the Rams _ 20 days after surgery on his left thumb.

More to come . . .

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  • Just Win Baby

    I meant Aaron Brooks. post #95

  • priesttj

    It was obvious to a blind man that this should have been the case in the preseason………..but NOOOO ur genius of a coach puts Yo-man it Figurs back there. Now can YOU Puleeeeze make the obvious changes in the Oline, instead of waiting until the Wams beat us.

  • TerrapinRaider

    I say starting working out Campbell for LT. Not to start but practicing at LT. He has all the measurables (Veldheer has short arms) and he’s quick. He could be a good LT or RT.

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    But nope ..Cable has this guy EXCLUSIVELY at Gaurd. I know Al’s like wtf did I draft him for then?

  • Raiders13LA

    HE LOOKS EXACLY LIKE BROOKS? DUMP DOWN QB’S…

  • RaiderDebo

    UCLA Raiders Says:
    September 15th, 2010 at 3:58 pm
    Did anyone listen to Brad Gilbert(Raiders fan) on Jim Rome radio today? He flat out called out Cable saying “he’s not sold on him.” I agree with him how could Cable claim the loss being the result of team being “FLAT” for season opener? It’s on a coach to make sure team not flat.

    I predict Cable firing before or after this season. Al has a man crush on Stanford coach, Jimmy Harbaugh. He wants him bad. So the job will be his. Take this to bank now.
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    Hope you’re right. It’ll be a year too late IMO.

  • Raiders13LA

    priesttj Says:
    September 15th, 2010 at 4:42 pm
    It was obvious to a blind man that this should have been the case in the preseason………..but NOOOO ur genius of a coach puts Yo-man it Figurs back there. Now can YOU Puleeeeze make the obvious changes in the Oline, instead of waiting until the Wams beat us.
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    RIGHT TO THE POINT, I LIKE IT.

    LETS GET THIS SHOW ON THE ROLL….

  • Raider E

    Im thinking Male Cheerleader is RealMaddenRaider for reals….

  • Raiders13LA

    lol…

  • Raiders13LA

    Raider E Says:
    September 15th, 2010 at 4:47 pm
    Im thinking Male Cheerleader is RealMaddenRaider for reals….
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    TOO FUNNY.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Terror

    I would be all for playing Bruce Campbell at LT, I’m sure Jason Campbell concurs.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Campbell-Loper-Vehldeer-Carlsie-Barnes

  • RaiderRetribution

    Campbell-Loper-vehldeer-Walker-Barnes

  • RaiderRetribution

    Jason just told Hue, I think we should run more, especially on third and long.

  • http://www.tedhendricks.com/Ted_vs_Montana.jpg BigTed707

    …whup whup!!!
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    Are you choking or do you have athsma?

  • beach

    I believe Figurs is gone because he was a fool to say that the fumble wasn’t his fault. “The guy put his helmet on the ball.” Yea clown, and you’re supposed to keep the ball away from the opponent’s helmet!

  • BenRaiderfan

    errapinRaider Says:
    September 15th, 2010 at 4:39 pm
    Sorry guys ..I just don’t think Veldheer can play LT. Julius Peppers showed me all I needed to see. He beat Veldheer twice or more in very limited play during the preseason.

    He may be a very good RT and he may end up being one of the dominant Centers in the game.

    I say starting working out Campbell for LT. Not to start but practicing at LT. He has all the measurables (Veldheer has short arms) and he’s quick. He could be a good LT or RT
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    You’re kidding right????? You have a rookie who played Division II football last year going up against Peppers in a preseason game and you’re ready to write him off for LT? The same rookie gets moved to starter at center for opening game and while he sucked some, it wasn’t Satele sucking out there. Dude, are you serious?

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  • RaiderSam

    They need a Brett Favre i.v. for heart and durability
    a Tatum (rest his soul) i.v. for hard hitting
    a Gannon i.v. for work ethic and general film study QBwise
    a Ray Lewis i.v. for intensity and leadership on defense.
    and a Bill Parcells i.v. for football knowledge and organization

    injuries following a blow out loss, with questionable depth.

  • ddwight

    Just a mishap. That’s it. Nothing serious,” cornerback Stanford Routt said. “Nothing to go and think the world’s about to come to an end. It’s just football. It happens.”

    – Defensive end Trevor Scott called it “a minor setback. It went down how it went down. We can only get better form here on out.”

    – Wide receiver/return specialist Yamon Figurs said his game-opening fumble (recovered by teammate Ricky Brown) was unavoidable. “The guy who hit it, he put his helmet right on the ball,” Figurs said. “It was a good hit.”

    Obviously Figurs poor play and attitude towards is fumble got him cut, now 2 other players that played poor, made some qoutes that I do not understand how they can make, if this team is going to have a winning attitude. T.Scott & S.Routt–these guys should not have made those above qoutes, because I would not want team-mates like that with me “It is a I don’t care if we lose attitude”…..get some players in hear that will deem it a privilege to play in the NFL, and not these PRIMADONA-DIVAS.