Gradkowski encouraged by progress


While Jason Campbell was at the podium talking to the some of the assembled media Wednesday, Bruce Gradkowski said at his locker he was encouraged by his improvement and was hoping to throw well at practice Wednesday.

Campbell said his status as the Raiders backup despite back-to-back games with passer ratings of more than 120 has not been discussed.

Coach Tom Cable will provide the league-mandated update of injured players following practice although it’s doubtful he’ll have anything definitive about cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, tight end Zach Miller or Gradkowski until later of the week in preparation to face the Kansas City Chiefs.

Nothing official from the Raiders, but the word is tickets are moving briskly with the help of a 2-for-1 ticket offer, leaving open the possibility the 11-game blackout streak could end.

Tickets must be sold out 72 hours before kickoff, but the Raiders, if close, could ask for an extension Friday.

More to come later . . .


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • inonewordraider

    DAMN, No more 2 for 1 deals!
    Looks like this game is going to sell out fellas.

    Serious? No longer on Raiders.com?

  • Oakland_raiders

    According to PFT Raiders are “thinking about” putting a claim for him

  • SilverNBlackPA

    DMAC Says:
    November 3rd, 2010 at 12:58 pm
    # SilverNBlackPA Says:
    November 3rd, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    HairyBush Says:
    November 3rd, 2010 at 12:54 pm
    Bring back Ronald Curry!


    I’m holding out for Alvis Whitted.
    I think we need a little swag on the team. Let’s bring back Andre Rison.


    Willie Gault has a posse!

  • DMAC

    # bcz24 Says:
    November 3rd, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Nice try. I think Chaz returns week 16. just in time for the playoffs.
    ….and injures himself saluting the flag for the National Anthem

  • HairyBush

    Let’s bring back Andre Rison.
    good ole “bad moon”

  • SilverNBlackPA

    From Florio’s Twitter:

    “Just heard the Raiders were “thinking about” putting in a claim for Moss.
    less than 5 seconds ago via web ”

    Better hurry up and think, Al, it’s 3:59

  • DMAC

    # inonewordraider Says:
    November 3rd, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    DAMN, No more 2 for 1 deals!
    Looks like this game is going to sell out fellas.

    Serious? No longer on Raiders.com?
    Seriously. Go check for yourself. No more.

  • DMAC

    new post

  • inonewordraider

    just checked out the tix deal. Basically if you buy a three game package you get 1 extra for the KC game. It’s a decent deal.

    Thomas Howards website has em for $36 and I think you get to meet him and money goes to charity, bunch of ppl in here mentioning it

  • Run DMc

    We should go for a blackout, everyone in black. It’s worth a few heat strokes to see a pitch black stadium.

  • souldogdave

    I love our team’s rise.I don’t think we’ll win the Superbowl,but post-season chances are there.That being said, if we can’t win the big show,I will root for the Vikings or the Patriots.Simply to see Moss cry like the baby he is.Just to burn his punk az z.To see him suffer,I hope the Bills claim him off waivers.That press conference, and the one before, were the most pitiful self-indulgent rants since Haynesworth.LOL,what you sow, so shall you reap,Randy.Bwah ha ha.