DHB joins Murphy as questionable


Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey joined Louis Murphy on the Raiders injury report with a groin strain.

Both were listed as questionable, although Cable remained optimistic they would be able to play against Houston Sunday.

“I think they’ll be all right,’’ Cable said.

Only one wide receiver on the roster other than Heyward-Bey and Murphy has caught a pass for the Raiders through three games. Johnnie Lee Higgins has one reception for two yards and Yamon Figurs, since waived, has two catches for 17 yards.

With Chaz Schilens listed as out with a knee injury, Higgins, Jacoby Ford and Nick Miller are the remaining Raiders receivers on the depth chart.

Listed as out for the Raiders other than Schilens were LG Robert Gallery (hamstring), LB Ricky Brown (hamstring), LB Travis Goethel (lower back) and CB Walter McFadden (hamstring).

Those were questionable along with the starting wide receivers are defensive tackles Richard Seymour (hamstring) and John Henderson (foot), safety Hiram Eugene (hamstring) and cornerbacks Chris Johnson (ankle) and Jeremy Ware (ankle).

Listed as probable were RG Cooper Carlisle (knee), LG Daniel Loper (knee), right tackle Langston Walker (elbow), RB Michael Bush (thumb), FB Marcel Reece (neck) and LB Quentin Groves (ribs).

More to come . . .


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer