By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, October 7th, 2010 at 1:08 pm in Oakland Raiders.
There was no change in the cast of characters Thursday as the Raiders completed warmups and drills before practice.
Middle linebacker Rolando McClain, absent the previous day tending to a death in the family, according to coach Tom Cable was not present. Ricky Brown was lining up with the first team defense.
Also not practicing were running back Darren McFadden (hamstring), left guard Robert Gallery (hamstring), weak side linebacker Quentin Groves (hamstring), linebacker Thomas Howard (knee), linebacker Travis Goethel (lower back), cornerback Walter McFadden, defensive tackle John Henderson (stress fracutre) and wide receiver Chaz Schilens (knee).
Say this for the Raiders _ they may have tight hamstrings, but they’re pretty loose in terms of practice demeanor.
There was no shortage of laughing and joking as they went through the paces at something less than half speed.
We’ll assume the intensity picks up once the prying eyes are sent from the field.
More to come . . .