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John Henderson misses practice again

News, notes and quotes from Raiders Thursday practice and media sessions:

– Raiders defensive tackle John Henderson missed practice again with a foot injury which in a day graduated from “precautionary” to a “game time decision.”

Others who did not practice included WR Chaz Schilens, G Robert Robert Gallery and LB Travis Goethel. Those who were limited at practice were S Hiram Eugene (hamstring), CB Chris Johnson (stinger), CB Walter McFadden (hamstring) and S Michael Huff (illness). RB Michael Bush and DT Richard Seymour practiced without limitations.

Cable termed Walter McFadden the “most questionable” of the injured and said Gallery was “very questionable.”

Schilens is in an entirely different category, still recovering from arthrosopic knee surgery more than a month ago.

“We’re making progress,” Cable said. “I would say they’re probably happy with where he’s at right now. We still have a ways to go but we’re progressing.”

Cable said there was no estimate on how much longer Schilens would be out.

– In case you were wondering, Jason Campbell hasn’t fallen so far off the map that he is behind Kyle Boller. He’ll be the backup quarterback.

Campbell was approached in the locker room Thursday and politely declined comment, saying he’d like to talk but had been told not to talk to the media.

“I’m not aware of that,” Cable said. “I did not know that.”

Campbell wasn’t the only one. Either players were staying out of the locker room of their own volition or had been urged not to talk to media, because the open locker room session was pretty barren.

– Cornerback Stanford Routt on Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald: “Size, athleticism, speed, strength. Whatever attribute you want to ask about, that’s something he has in his tool box. You definitely can’t go out there scared, though. You respect your opponent but you don’t ever fear him.”

– If Fitzgerald is the most feared member of the Cardinals offense, defensive lineman Darnell Dockett is the defender most likely to cause problems. Dockett was given a five-year contract extension worth $48 million recently.

“He’s a very, very good player,” Cable said. “When you talk about defensive linemen, you’re looking for a guy that’s disruptive can play all three downs, penetrate _ he can do that _ but I think is greatest asset is his ability to rush the passer in one-on-one situations.”

– While third-round pick Jared Veldheer will alternate at left tackle with Mario Henderson and has also played center, fourth-round selection Bruce Campbell has remained exclusively at right guard and is making slow but steady progress.

“I think he is on the right climb,” Cable said. “He is moving in a direction that we want him to. There’s some days out there where he gets you so excited, and then there are other days where he has to clean things up to continue that consistent improvement. I think a lot of that for him is learning what it takes to be a pro lineman. It’s an every day job _ 365 days a year. It’s the nature of the position.”

– Cable liked what he saw of Quentin Scott, the angular (6-foot-4, 225 pounds) linebacker out of Northern Iowa who may also get a look at safety. Scott went to camp with the Chicago Bears but was waived on the final cutdown.

“He’s a big, tall, rangy guy that can run,” Cable said. “That was obvious in day one. But I think adding him to the practice squad is a good move in that it puts another really quality athlete on the field. Just after one practice he was impressive in some things.”

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  • bcz24

    You can sign people of other teams practice squads.

  • Jmackraider12

    The sooner what new guy can learn the system? Cutting campbell would be a very bad idea. Once campbell gets this system down, he could be a very effective QB. The only thing holding him back is his style, it doesnt fit our O-line, and QBS cant just up and change how they play, Campbell plays like J-russ(obviously better), but the same style. At the same time, if campbell would have scored on that opening drive, he would have had confidence and stayed in the game and we prolly would have put the game away earlier..I still have confidence in Campbell, i really do. All it takes is one drive(I AGREE WITH CJ) he is a rhythem QB, mark my words, we will need campbell b4 the end,(if something happens to grad)…

  • Bauce 4 Real

    Cut Campbell? come on fellas be serious. Boller is not good at all. We seen his resume

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    DMAC you have defiantly not proven anything yet.

    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    LOL Drexl.

  • fat kidd

    Raiders muzzle Jason Campbell
    Posted by Michael David Smith on September 24, 2010 8:36 AM ET
    The Oakland Raiders don’t want Jason Campbell to add any fuel to their quarterback controversy, and so they’ve told him not to talk to the media.

    Campbell, who’s been benched for Bruce Gradkowski, declined to be interviewed on Thursday, Vittorio Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Campbell said he would have been happy to answer questions, but the team asked him not to talk to reporters.

    How long the Raiders can keep Campbell quiet is an open question, but for now they want the man who just last week was their starting quarterback to be not seen and not heard.

  • http://blackhillsphoto.com/sturgis-weddings/black-hills-weddings.jpg Dakota

    bcz24 Says:
    September 24th, 2010 at 8:30 am
    You can sign people of other teams practice squads.
    ++++++++++++++++++

    But isn’t the rule that if you sign a player off of another team’s PS, they have to be on your 53 man roster for the rest of the year? Better be sure about that player….

  • Jmackraider12

    Bauce 4 Real Says:
    September 24th, 2010 at 8:32 am
    Cut Campbell? come on fellas be serious. Boller is not good at all. We seen his resume
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    Disagree, Boller has started alot of games in this league, and with us he has better weapons than he had any other team..Ill take that arm and that game experiance has a 3rd string guy any day of the week brother.

  • Bauce 4 Real

    CJ yes Seyi is good…..he on practice squad in SD becuz they got Crayton but I guarantee you he will reeplace Vincent Jackson if there is a 2011 season. He got good size and great hands

  • bcz24

    Oh for sure. I was just saying…. you CAN sign a PS player.

  • Bauce 4 Real

    Jmack…..over campbell? thats my point guy aint good to be our starter

  • Bauce 4 Real

    This weekend im rooting for the chiefs dammit…..screw SF eventhough i believe the gonna win

  • Jmackraider12

    lol..Im saying has a 3rd string QB Boller in my eyes is good enough, ignore the one post someone wrote about cutting campbell. That will not happen… But has a 3rd stringer i like boller..

  • Just Fire Baby

    Campbell and Boller = peas in a pod

    Both former first round picks, who went to playoff teams with great defenses and made them worse.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Although I don’t think Boller ever went 4-12 with the #7 ranked defense.

    Campbell might want to hit up Aaron Brooks and check out his commercial Real Estate gig.

  • Jmackraider12

    Its hard to fathom what our team could have been last year with the Qb’s we have now.. Last year would have been this year, and this year we possibly could be playing for alot more(like a title) obviously im always over-optimistic cuz i luv the raiders, but im very confident in the team we have put together this year…

  • Jmackraider12

    Dont be hating on Campbell yet..He has his strengths, yeah he is ULTRA CONSERVATIVE, which i really really dont like..

  • Just Fire Baby

    What exactly are his strengths Jmack?

    Strong arm? Dime a dozen in today’s NFL.

  • bcz24

    Boller still has the strongest arm on the team.

  • Dude

    Jmack,

    Did the Raiders trade for a QB last night?

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Lakers training camp about to start!

  • daraider09

    You dont root for the Broncos or the Chiefs under any circumstances. I hate the 49ers and their fans, but I am definitely on their side this weekend. How bad will it be if the Chiefs start building the confidence that they are a good team if they jump out to a 3-0 start? That would be terrible because we have to play them twice! What if that’s 2 losses??

    No way I am rooting for the Chiefs this weekend! Go Niners! haha, sucks saying that…but it’s true.

  • Jmackraider12

    Jason Campbells strengths:

    1. Not absolutely clueless (we all know who im referring to)

    2. Strong arm(yeah a dime a dozen, but still a strong arm)

    3. Good legs(can make a play with his legs when needed, we all saw that in the first 2 games, hes not a complete statue)

    4. Can check it down with accuracy (sounds corny, but we all know how important a checkdown is escpecially with the O-line the way it is)

    5. Smart( Yeah he can be considered conservative, but i truly think that he has been that way because we really cant ask more of him at this point, hes been here for one offseason, grads has been here for a while now and according the ESPN, has “Mastered the system”..

    6. Last point: YOU Just fire baby, you cannot sit there and tell me, that you have not seen any good things from campbell. You cant, yeah he has been suspect, but we have seen him make throws and drive down the field, and make good decisions EX: taking advantage of a weak cover 2 int he begining of the rams game and threading a pass to murphy for big yards between the safety and the corner, he can do thoughs things, and thats what u need in a qb. Hes not clueless man, he knows how to play the game.. And im defintly not trying to say hes teh next plunkett, because so far he hasnt shown me he is. But i wouldnt say he has no strengths, cuz he does. But right now, Grads is our guy and i believe thats the right decision..

  • aig-raiders

    Campbell and Boller = peas in a pod

    Both former first round picks, who went to playoff teams with great defenses and made them worse.
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    Both wouldnt be in the league now if they were not drafted in the first round.

  • Bauce 4 Real

    VR no they are not. Boller didnt win a damn thing in college and wasnt good until his senior year. We have never even seen a win streak from Boller led teams…….Gradkowski too for that matter,eventho that is likely to change

  • aig-raiders

    SnB pointed out last nite that JC tried much harder than Jawalrus but didnt look any better than Jawalrus out there. What does that say about JC’s true skillset and potential? I think he has a good point.

  • Jmackraider12

    Dude Says:
    September 24th, 2010 at 8:53 am
    Jmack,

    Did the Raiders trade for a QB last night?
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    Dude your mad corny

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Cmon, JC looked far better than JaThargic

  • Jmackraider12

    And bauce you didnt answer my question

  • transparent58

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    September 23rd, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    I will be there chappy, rolling 6 deep in the nose-bloods.

    Anyone else been to this whole Westgate area in Glendale? Any recommendations? Seems like Westgate City Center might be pretty happening.

    There’s couple pretty cool bars there. Hell’s Half Acre has “Raider Fan” written all over it. And there’s a McFadden’s Sports bar. There’s also a Yard House that has pretty good steaks and something a whole bunch of beers on tap.

    I’ll be out there Sunday, and I’m getting some pulled pork smoked up in the next couple days. Being a Raiders fan from KC gives me the KC BBQ skills and the taste to not root for the Queefs…

  • Bauce 4 Real

    Blah blah guys grad is starting for now which i aint mad at but promise you JC will be back under center this season. That’s a fact

  • RedneckRaider

    :::Singing::: “…Cause I’m Bauce-y…”

    Morning Nation

  • Jmackraider12

    aig-raiders Says:
    September 24th, 2010 at 8:59 am
    SnB pointed out last nite that JC tried much harder than Jawalrus but didnt look any better than Jawalrus out there. What does that say about JC’s true skillset and potential? I think he has a good point.
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    You cant judge campbell’s skill set(FOR THIS TEAM) yet, he hasnt played enough. And i can think of over ten plays where Campbell avoided a rush or ran the ball(in thoughs situations j-russ would have not even seen the rush and fumbled, he never stepped up in the pocket) Campbell can step up and go left or right to avoid a rush, lol, hes better then russel..lol

  • Bauce 4 Real

    Bauce!

  • Just Fire Baby

    Been to a McFadden’s and a Yardhouse in Vegas, both are decent, better food at Yardhouse probably.

    Seems like that Westgate City Center is the way to go.

    Should be a good chunk of Raider fans around!!

  • Bauce 4 Real

    Jmack what question did you have?

  • daraider09

    Bauce 4 Real, think of all the heart-wrenching losses to KC over the years, and Denver for that matter. How many times have our hearts been ripped out at the last second by the Chiefs? That all I’m saying, didnt mean to get you fired up, I just think Chiefs and Broncos have done more damage to us and therefore I can never forgive them.

    But I agree with you on the Niners. Hate them and their pompous fans who think they’re better than us.

  • Bauce 4 Real

    VR lay off the Aaron Brooks comparisons….that guy only played for money and would laugh when he threw an INT……..not even JC at all. You got your wish at qb but if grad stinks u bettter be prepared

  • Jmackraider12

    I just said, u cant sit there and tell me JCampbell has no strengths at all, you cant because if you have watched all the games, he has shown the attributes i metioned before..hes a talented guy, not to be written off this early..

  • RedneckRaider

    New post.

  • Bauce 4 Real

    KC is trash and will fall anyway man…..no offense at all and been getting lucky…….Den is officially done now that team got issues. SD aint the same elite machine and plus week 5 we owe them b-tches

  • Jmackraider12

    Bauce lol, i remember specificly when Brooks laughed after he threw a pic..that was the worst raider team in the history of the league…

    Yo “Dude”…where you at? Corny a$$ dude

  • Jmackraider12

    And yeah, we have had SD’s number for a while now, we now how to play them, and we are the more physical team, now we have a shot at beating them cuz we have a qb who can put up sum points..Very possible that we could win the division(again im overly optimistic) but this year our division is suspect…

  • Ghost to the Post

    Good morning, It’s not just that JC holds the ball too long. It’s also that he isn’t moving his feet and looking down field and as many of you have also stated he has no feel in the pocket whatsoever. That’s all instinctive. I’m all for him learning the system and working to get back his job. But, I just don’t think you can teach the feel aspect of the position.