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Nick Miller injures ankle

Nick Miller, who has taken over as the regular punt return specialist and was in line to get some snaps as a wide receiver against Seattle because of an injury to Louis Murphy, injured ankle at practice Friday and is listed as questionable.

It was too early to tell if the injury is severe enough to keep him out of Sunday’s game against the Seahawks at the Coliseum.

“He was limping when he came off the field, so we’ll see,” Raiders coach Tom Cable said.

If Miller can’t play, Johnnie Lee Higgins would assume the role of punt return specialist as well as serve as the third receiver in all offensive packages along with starters Darrius Heyward-Bey and Jacoby Ford. Murphy is out with a lung contusion and Chaz Schilens will miss his eighth consecutive game recovering from minor knee surgery.

Miller caught his first pass an NFL player last week, a 32-yard sidline reception from quarterback Jason Campbell.

Cable made official the foregone conclusion that Jason Campbell would be the starting quarterback, but was encouraged by Bruce Gradkowski’s progress.

“In fact, I think if had to do it, I think he could go in and play,” Cable said.

Cable did not rule out making Gradkowski the backup quarterback behind Campbell. If that is the case, it’s not out of the question Gradkowski could be available to start against Kansas City the following week, although the smart money is probably on him coming back following the bye week.

Cornerback Chris Johnson was limited at practice Friday but has not yet passed all the mandated tests following a concussion and will have a chance to do so Saturday. If Johnson can’t play, Cable said rookie seventh-round pick Jeremy Ware would assume the role as nickel back, with Michael Huff also a possibility as a corner in some packages.

Those who did not practice and were declared as out were Murphy (lung contusion), Schilens (knee), defensive tackle John Henderson (stress fracture). Listed as questionable and limited at practice were Gradkowski (A-C joint), RB Michael Bennett (hamstring), TE Zach Miller (arch), LB Travis Goethel (lower back), LB Thomas Howard (knee), LB Kamerion Wimbley (groin), Miller and Johnson.

More to come later . . .

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

    # Just Fire Baby Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Key words: Acting Respectfully

    …………….

    Key words: White, middle class

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3ng4yHw2xk&feature=PlayList&p=E565EF0DE2F587FA&playnext= Raider75

    England gives us the Beatles, we give them the Broncos. The Commissioner doesn’t know what he’s doing. – Al Davis (Tim Cowlishaw)

  • Dhidee99

    142.The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 2:40 pm
    # Dhidee99 Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    We dont want nothing like what happened in Spain to happen here in the States

    …………

    Or like 9/11.
    ________________________________

    What Happen in Spain Is more of a credible threat in the Bay Area becuase of the unstable relationship between the community and Bart police, Public awareness about Al-Qaeda’s love for blowing up filled train stations. They already tried it in New York Last year

  • PurpleDrank81

    Plaschke is a giant Douchebag but Woody Paige is awesome

  • Just Fire Baby

    Jamarcus Russell allowed to walk?

    Where’s Raider Debo to tell us how we blew it, and he is getting ready to prove us all wrong?

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

    JHill, would you consider the policemen in the article above to be either hippies from the ’70s or stoner college students?

  • http://atm Raider O

    Jhill,

    You know you like to argue just like the rest of us. Me, RR, Bo, Dell , etc….
    We all argue when people don’t share our views, how else are we going to get them to agree with us.
    LOL

  • PurpleDrank81

    Jamarcus Russell is training with Joey Chestnut for the Nathans Hot Dog Eating Contest next year

  • Dhidee99

    I’d Say Stoner

  • aig-raiders

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 2:48 pm
    # Just Fire Baby Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Key words: Acting Respectfully

    …………….

    Key words: White, middle class
    ————-

    After reading about Anthony Graves today, I can see why Black folks get a little militant when dealing with the police. Still not the best way to handle the police imo.

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

    Dhidee, what credible terrorist threats does the “community”, as you put it, of the bay area pose?

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

    Aig, the cop that Vegas is quoting says in the same sentence that suspects have to be white and middle class to be given the benefit of the doubt by police, as well, not just respectful.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3ng4yHw2xk&feature=PlayList&p=E565EF0DE2F587FA&playnext= Raider75

    No player should have that much power, Marcus Allen tried that and he ended up a Chief. – Al Davis (Tim Cowlishaw)

  • Dhidee99

    161.The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 2:51 pm
    Dhidee, what credible terrorist threats does the “community”, as you put it, of the bay area pose?

    _____________________________________

    What Should of said is the Community dont Trust the Police in the Bay Area

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

    In other words, this officer says that blacks and Latinos caught with small amounts of marijuana can be as respectful as they want, they’re still being charged for possession. All a white suspect has to do is show a proper attitude and he sent on his way.

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

    Dhidee, you said the community is a terrorist threat to the bay area. You brought up Spain’s terrorist attack as an example of that the “community” in the bay area is capable of. So, I just wanted to know, what credible threats where this is concerned do you know of? What are the names of the organizations?

  • Dhidee99

    165.The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    In other words, this officer says that blacks and Latinos caught with small amounts of marijuana can be as respectful as they want, they’re still being charged for possession. All a white suspect has to do is show a proper attitude and he sent on his way.

    _______________________

    Thats To Bad

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    RMR what do you think of all the buzz/rumors about Gruden going to Dallas to coach for Jerraa?

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

    It’s likely, Drexl. But I hope Denver and SF try to get Gruden too, because that means Al will try to get him.
    I want Gruden here.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Gruden will coach Dallas and his first key FA addition will be … drum roll please

    JaMarcus Russell

  • RaiderRockstar

    Rob Ryan will be our next HC

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    I know you do. I have been hearing all day Gruden to Dallas. I just didnt think he would work for another “involved” owner.

  • RaiderRockstar

    have a great weekend fellas!

    GO RAIDERS!!!!

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

    RRS, if Denver and SF covet Gruden, Al’s going after him. Al would do everything he could to prevent Chucky landing at either of those two franchises.

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    # RaiderRockstar Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Gruden will coach Dallas and his first key FA addition will be … drum roll please

    JaMarcus Russell
    —————
    I hope Bum Jr pulls the trigger on that deal as a parting upyee.

  • Just Fire Baby

    If the Cowboys tank the rest of the year and end up with a top 10 pick (hell maybe top 5) that may be one of the most coveted HC jobs in years.

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

    Drexl, you don’t want Gruden here?

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    I am not a very big Chucky guy. Though I appreciate what he did in Oakland. I enjoy his commentary more than his coaching.

  • Bauce 4 Real

    Gruden can stay gone……dont need him…..been there done that…..time has passed…..let it go MR

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

    You’d rather have Cable than Gruden, Drexl? Same Q for you, B.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Raiders 19

    Seattle 17

    Complete snoozefest with about 6 turnovers in the game and no real flow to it.

    Rolando McClain will continue to improve, Campbell will play OK but still not get the WR’s involved, Raiders win on FG’s and capitalizing on turnovers.

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    I decided after the Kiffin debacle that the Raiders really only needed an OC and a time out coordinator. We have them covered.

  • Oakland_raiders

    If Chris Johnson can’t play, Ware will take his spot.

    Is Ware better than McFadden?

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

    Time has passed? What’s the point in that statement? Gruden is only in his 40s. Is he too old to coach now? Considering our GM is 80? lol. Right now Al Davis is pretty much running the show, we all know that. And that means we’re using pretty much a vertical offense and man defense. You want to stick with this, and you’re telling me “time has passed”? I just want to go back to 2002. You want to go back to the ’60s! What’s more realistic?

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

    # Drexl Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    I decided after the Kiffin debacle that the Raiders really only needed an OC and a time out coordinator. We have them covered.

    ……………

    So…Cable is better than Gruden? Is that what you’re saying?

  • http://atm Raider O

    Legalize it & tax it. Maybe that will help CA’s deficit.
    Legalize it = more revenue from taxes, decrease spending for Weed crimes, and will increase revenue for the fast food industry ( pay a lot in taxes).

    Legalize it!!!

  • Oakland_raiders

    This place really dies down around 3 pm.

  • J Hill

    Your sis probably smoked up some of my good at one point, lol.

    ——————————————————-

    Or gave it to me, lol!

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

    # Oakland_raiders Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    This place really dies down around 3 pm.

    ………..

    Incidentally, when it’s 5pm in podunk. Hmmm. Is this a cameo by RRS?

  • J Hill

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Raiders 19

    Seattle 17

    —————————————————–

    You mean you aren’t breaking out the Irish Red?

    WTF????

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    # The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Time has passed? What’s the point in that statement? Gruden is only in his 40s. Is he too old to coach now? Considering our GM is 80? lol. Right now Al Davis is pretty much running the show, we all know that. And that means we’re using pretty much a vertical offense and man defense. You want to stick with this, and you’re telling me “time has passed”? I just want to go back to 2002. You want to go back to the ’60s! What’s more realistic?
    ————-
    Exactly!!!
    Anyone following this team must know by now that as it stands Al is the HC/GM of the Oakland Raiders. Until that changes, I don’t think Cable is doing such a bad job. Did you see how far he threw that red flag last Sunday?

  • Just Fire Baby

    Irish Red can only be used for Denver road games.

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

    Drexl, overall, Cable has been awful. I can’t discern what you’re saying in regards to who’s a better head coach in the NFL between Gruden and Cable. Who do you think is better between the two? It sounds like you’re leaning toward Cable. Do you really think Tom Cable is a better NFL coach than Jon Gruden?

  • Just Fire Baby

    Well I’m off to go to from this Police Station to the one back home before 10pm.

    You guys should really hope I do my job well. Nobody wants me to screw over the cops retirement accounts and have a bunch of pissed off police officers roaming the streets.

  • J Hill

    RMR,

    A couple of FORMER cops does not = law enforcement agencies.

    LMFAO at 95% of the cartel’s profits coming from pot.

    That’s right up there with the local grow house being busted and the news folks talking about 3.4 million dollars in street value was taken off the streets.

    Gimme a break!

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    That’s the point. You want to trap me into saying something you want to hear.
    As you pointed out AD is running the show. Now you tell me who would be a better HC for the Raiders today, Cable or Gruden?

  • J Hill

    I don’t think Cable is doing such a bad job. Did you see how far he threw that red flag last Sunday?

    ——————————————————-

    LMFAO!

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

    JHill, would you say these police officers, district attorneys, and judges who support prop 19 are druggie college students or hippie relics from the ’60s and ’70s?

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    RMR would you like to see another news conferences featuring a Raider coach and the teams owner arguing about cause?

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

    # Drexl Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Now you tell me who would be a better HC for the Raiders today, Cable or Gruden?

    ………

    No. You just want to trap me into saying something that you want to hear. I’m not going to play this game. :)