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Nick Miller injures ankle

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Friday, October 29th, 2010 at 1:09 pm in Oakland Raiders.

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

    # Drexl Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

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

    …………..

    Sounds like you’re making a case for fans to boycott Al Davis.

  • Bauce 4 Real

    Gruden cant do shhht with a young squad…..this has been said milllions of times on here so dont act all surprised

    Al runs the show and the time Gruden spent here was 10 years ago man. Get over it. He never coming back so quit bringing this up on here. Al will die and Chucky will never be back in Oakland

  • Bauce 4 Real

    MR we all know you want the Raiders to lose on Sunday

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

    I keep hearing this “Al runs the show”, therefore there’s nothing Gruden could do, etc. Are you guys saying that Al Davis effectively sabotages the Raiders? Shouldn’t we all be boycotting Al Davis if that’s the case? If Al Davis is stonewalling otherwise good ideas by coaches which could help us win, he is a cancer to the franchise and must retire. How could you guys go to games and support him knowing this is going on?

  • kidseven

    Seattle’s strategy? Box up and stop DMAC and make Jason Plunkett and his trio of smurfs beat them. Hue better have a variety package in place or this is going to be an ugly, low-scoring affair.

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

    # Bauce 4 Real Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    MR we all know you want the Raiders to lose on Sunday

    ……………

    No more than you would want the Raiders to lose if Gruden was here. :)

  • Bauce 4 Real

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 3:28 pm
    I keep hearing this “Al runs the show”, therefore there’s nothing Gruden could do, etc. Are you guys saying that Al Davis effectively sabotages the Raiders? Shouldn’t we all be boycotting Al Davis if that’s the case? If Al Davis is stonewalling otherwise good ideas by coaches which could help us win, he is a cancer to the franchise and must retire. How could you guys go to games and support him knowing this is going on?
    ***********************

    Al is the boss man…..just let it go or just not pay attention to the Raiders

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

    Look at Kornheiser’s stupid costume. He should have just aborted the idea and dressed normally after watching ATH and PTI. No way he was going to top them. He looks like a geek. I have it on mute, I don’t even know what they’re saying, but you can just tell Wilbon is ashamed of him, just by his expression.

  • Bauce 4 Real

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 3:31 pm
    # Bauce 4 Real Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    MR we all know you want the Raiders to lose on Sunday

    ……………

    No more than you would want the Raiders to lose if Gruden was here.
    ************************

    Very untrue statement….I want the Raiders to win every game…Gruden had his time here as coach. Those days have passed and NFL has changed since then. Its all good. Gruden brought an attitude that was needed at the time with a bunch of aging vets. We got a young team now and Gruden aint building a young team into a title contender. Not his style. Maybe he can go to some veteran laden team and do well but not here

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

    Of course Al’s the boss man. Somebody owns every team. But why would that mean that Gruden couldn’t coach here?

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

    Bauce 4 Real Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Very untrue statement….I want the Raiders to win every game…

    ………..

    So do I.

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    # The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    I keep hearing this “Al runs the show”, therefore there’s nothing Gruden could do, etc.
    ————
    your opinion
    ————
    Are you guys saying that Al Davis effectively sabotages the Raiders?
    ————
    your opinion
    ———–
    Shouldn’t we all be boycotting Al Davis if that’s the case? If Al Davis is stonewalling otherwise good ideas by coaches which could help us win, he is a cancer to the franchise and must retire.
    ———–
    again your opinion
    ———–
    How could you guys go to games and support him knowing this is going on?
    ———–
    It is what I do in the fall/winter months

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

    Brien, I don’t think we have a team at all, to be honest. A “young team”? Most of these guys won’t be in the league in 3 years. So, whoever replaces Cable next year is starting from scratch anyway.

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

    LOL. Drexl, what the hell is that? And you were doing so good thus far…

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    Brain fart, my bad.

  • Bauce 4 Real

    Next year? LOL come on aint no 2011 season…..no you dont want the Raiders to win MR. After scraping the Donkos you complained and tried to ruin everyone’s good week with your whiny posts…..59-14 is what you said right? You complain that we blew out a weak team……damn when have we blown anyone out in the last 7 years? Hasnt happened alot but nooooooo you gotta find something wrong because Al Davis guys played well in that game. If Grads was playing you will say he won despite Al and shhht

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

    Well, catch up with you guys later.

    SF and Denver, please, KEEP GOING AFTER GRUDEN!

    It will ensure the return of Chucky to Oakland, and winning Raider football again, FINALLY!

    Later guys.

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

    Bauce 4 Real Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    no you dont want the Raiders to win MR.

    ……………

    Like I said, Brien. I want the Raiders to win just as badly as you would want them to win if Gruden was here. :) Later buddy.

  • Bauce 4 Real

    Remember your garbage after the AZ game? Grad’s Raiders 2-0 and Al Davis Raiders 0-2? That’s some BS and you know it

  • Bauce 4 Real

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 3:39 pm
    Well, catch up with you guys later.

    SF and Denver, please, KEEP GOING AFTER GRUDEN!

    It will ensure the return of Chucky to Oakland, and winning Raider football again, FINALLY!

    Later guys.
    *******************

    No logic at all in this post or any of his posts…..surprised?

  • Bauce 4 Real

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 3:40 pm
    Bauce 4 Real Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    no you dont want the Raiders to win MR.

    ……………

    Like I said, Brien. I want the Raiders to win just as badly as you would want them to win if Gruden was here. Later buddy.
    ********************

    See what I’m saying? He wants the Raiders to lose because Gruden isnt here…….enemy of the Raiders says that….you are now exposed AB…I mean Raider Ray….I mean RDT…I mean MR

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    Bauce 4 Real Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Next year? LOL come on aint no 2011 season…
    ————-
    I am going to be very surprised the NFL lets this happen. Didn’t the MLB have completely dismal attendance numbers after their lockout season. I think that is why the “juice” years were necessary to get asses back in the seats.

  • Bauce 4 Real

    Drexl Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 3:43 pm
    Bauce 4 Real Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Next year? LOL come on aint no 2011 season…
    ————-
    I am going to be very surprised the NFL lets this happen. Didn’t the MLB have completely dismal attendance numbers after their lockout season. I think that is why the “juice” years were necessary to get asses back in the seats.
    ***************

    Al Davis saved their asses last time….wont happen this time

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    Good ol’e Al.
    ;)

  • Bauce 4 Real

    MR is such a loser Drex…….he is just pitiful

  • http://tobeornottobethatisthequestion.net St. Jimmy

    OH NO AIG RAIDER your “boy” Nick Miller with his “potential” is hurt? What now mang?

  • http://tobeornottobethatisthequestion.net St. Jimmy

    What u B?

  • http://tobeornottobethatisthequestion.net St. Jimmy

    MR is a tool.

  • Bauce 4 Real

    Jimmy lol…please dont start……you having me die laughing

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    # Bauce 4 Real Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    MR is such a loser Drex…….he is just pitiful
    —————–
    I actually appreciate his Raider passion. Misguided? Yup.
    The rest of the off topic stuff, meh?

  • Bauce 4 Real

    Jimmy chillin long week at office bu got job offer from another company this afternoon……decisions decisions….one pays more but one is less stressful

  • http://tobeornottobethatisthequestion.net St. Jimmy

    What up B, how you feelin bro? Ready to roast some seacoks this weekend bro? You going to represent for the rest of us at the game right bro?

  • http://tobeornottobethatisthequestion.net St. Jimmy

    Take the money B, you can drink the stress away…

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    # St. Jimmy Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Take the money B, you can drink the stress away…
    ————–
    Or have a coroner,,,,

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    err, coronary

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    Stress is the biggest killer in the US

  • Bauce 4 Real

    Drex……he has no Raider passion……he went to a SF game but wont come support Raiders in Oakland……fugg that. Too bad he didnt acknowledge the fact he was MR…i would have beat him down…..he knew exactly who i was when i talked shhht out there but he was afraid and should be…didnt know what i had in that car lol

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    # Bauce 4 Real Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Drex……he has no Raider passion……he went to a SF game but wont come support Raiders in Oakland……fugg that. Too bad he didnt acknowledge the fact he was MR…i would have beat him down…..he knew exactly who i was when i talked shhht out there but he was afraid and should be…didnt know what i had in that car lol
    ————–
    Rule number one: walking up to an unknown vehicle to talk ish, not so much.

  • PurpleDrank81

    What was Kornheiser drssed up as?

  • http://tobeornottobethatisthequestion.net St. Jimmy

    Drexl Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 3:51 pm
    # St. Jimmy Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Take the money B, you can drink the stress away…
    ————–
    Or have a coroner,,,,

    ————-

    LOL, that too eventually Drexl :-)

  • http://tobeornottobethatisthequestion.net St. Jimmy

    PurpleDrank81 Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 3:54 pm
    What was Kornheiser drssed up as?

    ————

    Tony Kornheiser? He was dressed up as a “brown eye” of course..

  • PurpleDrank81

    I dont know why ppl talk about who’s gonna be the next coach…Its all gonna be the same so shut up and enjoy Raider Football

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    LOL,! yea i saw the typo and thought, it actually works as well.

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    pretty much Purp. It just takes an awakening to achieve!
    ;)

  • Bauce 4 Real

    Jimmy i always do my best to hold it down…..go look again at the Hiram Eugue ST touchdown vs SD………in the bottom right corner of the screen you can see the Bauce going nuts

  • http://tobeornottobethatisthequestion.net St. Jimmy

    Can’t wait for some Raider football!!! Hope we see the same team we saw against the donks!!!!

  • http://tobeornottobethatisthequestion.net St. Jimmy

    Bauce 4 Real Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 4:00 pm
    Jimmy i always do my best to hold it down…..go look again at the Hiram Eugue ST touchdown vs SD………in the bottom right corner of the screen you can see the Bauce going nuts

    ——————–

    On youtube?

  • SnB Production

    8.priesttj Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    Say it aint so Nooooooooooo!! not my boy Nick Miller the DB Killer the DB’s were trimbling. This is not good now JLH is back where he doesn’t want to be PR.

    =========================================================
    How do you know JLH doesn’t want to be the PR? I think the coaches are smart enough to put together a plan when a player gets injured.

    This isn’t good? You know, I also think that these Armchair GMs choosing to talk down on players just because they don’t like them.

  • priesttj

    SnB touche!!

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