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Figurs cut, JLH, Ford to return kicks

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 at 3:24 pm in Oakland Raiders.

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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  • GaterRaider

    1nd

  • SilverAndBlackBleeder

    1st

  • SilverAndBlackBleeder

    Haha, good one Gater! Lol

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    Yamon Figurs, fumbled all through the pre-season. Start the season as the returner, cut in week 2.

    Weird.

  • GaterRaider

    im really glad they got rid of figurs, they should have told him not to eat the popcorn before the game

  • SilverAndBlackBleeder

    Wow, fumbling the opening kickoff will do that to ya… Jacoby Time!!!!

  • LhayeS37

    I HOPE THEY DON’T FUMBLE

  • http://vatogang.net El Segundo Vato

    PLEASE cut Michelle Huff to make room for ANYONE else but her. She tackles like a girl.

  • http://vatogang.net El Segundo Vato

    Michael Bush should start, Karen McCrappen is useless.

  • GaterRaider

    agreed vato but he can cover

  • PurpleDrank81

    Im very excited about us cutting Figurs…….Long overdue

  • GaterRaider

    dmac showed some promise after all

  • SilverAndBlackBleeder

    Who moves into that 4th receiving spot on the depth chart? Miller or Jacoby?

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

    Jerry could you limit your updates to more important stories? It’s hard for me to keep my baiting and arguing going on 2 threads at once. Have some manners. Thank you in advance.

  • http://vatogang.net El Segundo Vato

    I will be very excited about us cutting Michelle Huff……Long overdue

  • chino

    so how come nick miller isnt returning kicks..?

  • GaterRaider

    i say give em both a shot silver

  • PurpleDrank81

    I was happy about Dmac’s performance…Is it possible he does it 2 weeks in a row

  • GaterRaider

    may the better man win. at least thats how it should go

  • The Big Banana

    # The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    September 15th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Is “Oakland Raiders” on facebook an official Oakland Raiders page?

    This is their recent update:

    “Whats Gradkowski’s record as a starter ?
    Throwing Jason Campbell under the bus after one start is overreaction.”

    Wow. Did Al type that himself? Nice way to bash a backup quarterback on YOUR TEAM, presently ON THE ROSTER!!

    Anyhow, I left a comment there in the past half hour. See if you guys can guess the identity of the one and only MR.

    =====================================

    I don’t think you got the official page. Here it is:

    http://www.facebook.com/Raiders

  • http://vatogang.net El Segundo Vato

    no Drank, it is not possible Karen McCrappen does it two weeks in a row, she is soft.

  • The Big Banana

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

    =============================================

    Needs to check with Davis.

  • http://vatogang.net El Segundo Vato

    Post 22 is funny.

  • Plunketthead

    Excuse me for being a football dummy but why cant one guy return kick offs and punts.
    Why does everyone need one for each

  • SilverAndBlackBleeder

    He should be good for an encore Purple……Especially at home. Bush sounds like he’s miraculously ready to go though. Truthfully he should sit out one more week. We should be able to beat the Rams at home without him, and I’d hate for another helmet to hit that hand earlier than it’s supposed to be taking contact.

    If Ford is out there at the same time with DHB, we’ll have some serious speed on the field. Looking forward to Sunday more now actually….

  • MistaBr0wn

    Neither are very good so flip a coin and be done with it.

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

  • J Hill

    Probably the same reason one guy can’t snap to the QB and the punter = ridiculous.

  • The Big Banana

    Yamon Figurs, fumbled all through the pre-season. Start the season as the returner, cut in week 2.

    Weird.

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    Strange, indeed.

  • http://vatogang.net El Segundo Vato

    Anyone see Shannon Sharpe has left CBS for a bit due to the restraining order placed against him by a woman. Funny shiznit yo. I really dont like that ugly dude, cant stand listening to him talk either.

  • MistaBr0wn

    They keep N Miller on the roster for the entire 2009 season and now that he’s healthy and ready to play in 2010 they put him back on the the shelf to rot…..LMFAO @ this circus act!

    Just Win Baby!

  • PurpleDrank81

    Didnt think he was gonna do it last week…. Im hopin we can get some pass offense going on against the rams and there Weak Secondary

  • http://vatogang.net El Segundo Vato

    Maroney to the donkeys, anyone really care? Is it a move to be trippin on?

  • GaterRaider

    i hope cable is just saying he doesnt knw who will return kickoffs or punts to try and throw stl off

  • The Big Banana

    I really dont like that ugly dude, cant stand listening to him talk either.

    ==============================================

    You mean horseface? I don’t know who’s uglier, him or Gorilla face.

  • MistaBr0wn

    Maroney will bite us in the a$$ twice a year. Good move for Den.

  • Stabler76

    Gallery must have pulled the hamstring running to prevent the TD on the fumble or int whatever it was.

    Missed lots of games last year, hopefully not the same story this year.

    What a waste of time with Figurs. All the chances the young guys could have gotten are wasted.

    With the exception of Carlisle, is anyone on the O-line playing his native position?

  • Kirk

    Glad they cut Figurs. Some accountablity at last.

    Cable wasn’t sure who would return punts and who would return kickoffs.

    Al hasn’t told him yet.

  • PurpleDrank81

    Maroney is a bum….Moreno is way better than Maroney.. I’d way rather have Maroney play against us then Moreno

  • http://vatogang.net El Segundo Vato

    Kirk Says:
    September 15th, 2010 at 3:40 pm
    Glad they cut Figurs. Some accountablity at last.

    Cable wasn’t sure who would return punts and who would return kickoffs.

    Al hasn’t told him yet.

    ——–

    Post 22 beat you to that joke moron. Try something original why dont you.

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    Does Nick Miller really exist? he was on the roster last year, he’s on the roster this year. However he doesn’t play offense, defense or ST. what gives?

  • TerrapinRaider

    Cable is an absolute IDIOT of a HC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This guy cannot make a good decision!

    (And I’m YELLING here):

    Out of the blue you give this guy the start a KR/PR after the all the fumbles in the preseason. THEN you turn around and cut that same player after one week!!!!!!!!??????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WHAT THE FK!!!!!

  • SilverAndBlackBleeder

    They’ve given Higgins a shot…..no one wants to see him back there anymore. Give the new kid a shot. Ford will at least return one kickoff to the 35, if not further. I’m so sick of us having to start from the 18 all the damn time. Use the young talent before they lose their swagg

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    Al is working Bush hoping the injury will get worse and McChiken gets 100% of the touches again…

  • http://vatogang.net El Segundo Vato

    Terrapin I have a hunch that Harbaugh was vouching for Figurs based on their past at Baltimore, and Cable probably told him “I will give him ONE shot” he fumbled, see ya. If you look at it that way Cable is putting his foot down, he is relying on his coaches, but making decisions when needed. Put down the hater aid mang.

  • El Gato Negro

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

    ———-

    Wow, nothing like having a plan on special teams to start the season, eh?

  • http://vatogang.net El Segundo Vato

    TerrapinRaider see post 44 mang.

  • TerrapinRaider

    Not a fan of Figurs …and I know everyone was surprised to hear he would be starting at BOTH KR & PR over the other avail talents and very shocked considering his preseason performance.

    Then Cable turns around and cuts ‘em the next week? Man this is a terrible HC!

  • El Gato Negro

    Even Figurs was surprised when he found out he was going to be the KO/punt return guy. He shouldn’t be surprised that he was cut after his first performance.

  • UCLA Raiders

    Now Does this mean after on game, Al has to pay Yamon’s full salary for the entire 2010 if someone doesn’t pick him up? Trust me nobody would. Even UFL wouldn’t touch him.

    Al deserves losing money on these kind of fast track guys who can’t play football(DHB next???). He could have vetoed putting him on final 53 based on a horrific pre-season but he didn’t. So now pay up old man ….

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    TerrapinRaider Says:
    September 15th, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Then Cable turns around and cuts ‘em the next week? Man this is a terrible HC!
    —————————————-
    Al Davis is the HC.

    But I can see the writing on the wall. Cable’s being setup as the scapegoat this year. Like Russell was last year.