Running back Michael Bush was declared inactive Sunday, as were the Raiders best linemen on offense and defense, left guard Robert Gallery and three-technique tackle Richard Seymour.
None were a surprise. Bush had surgery on his fractured left thumb 20 days ago (although it was not annoucned by the club) and the recovery time is considered four to six weeks. Next week’s game in Arizona would be 27 days, giving him more of a shot to be recovered.
Gallery, Seymour and Walter McFadden are all inactive because of hamstring injuries. So is safety Hiram Eugene, although he was practicing with a wrap over his calf Friday. Eugene’s injury was the reason the Raiders promoted Stevie Brown from the practice squad.
Also inactive were linebacker Travis Goethel (lower back) and wide receiver Chaz Schilens (knee).