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McClain still not practicing

Middle linebacker Rolando McClain was one of four Raiders not practicing Wednesday as the they finished warmups and drills and got into the team portion of their daily session.

McClain was joined by Johnnie Lee Higgins (ankle), Nnamdi Asomugha (ankle) and Richard Seymour. Higgins was injured during the Jacksonville game, while it’s conceivable Asomugha and Seymour are simply veteran maintenance holdouts.

Quarterback Jason Campbell said during his daily media session he was told not to discuss a stinger which temporarily put him on the bench in favor of Kyle Boller. Campbell, however, had a helmet on and appeared to be practicing at least in a limited fashion.

The Raiders added David Howard, a defensive tackle out of Brown, to the practice squad. He replaces nose tackle Kellen Heard, who was signed off the Raiders’ practice squad and on to the 53-man roster of the Buffalo Bills.

More to come . . .

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  • Nnamdi21

    YoungAmerican Says:
    December 15th, 2010 at 2:05 pm
    Davon House runs somewhere between a 4.3 and 4.4 I think. He’s 6′0, too.

    =================

    Plus Papa would get to say “House to the House!!!”

  • SilverNBlackPA

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    December 15th, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    It happened, SilverNBlackPA.

    ++++++++

    Ugh. Sad and horrifying. We’ve had 2 mass shootings here in Pittsburgh the last 18 months.

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

    A mother took a bullet for her kids, SnBPA. Everyone’s talking about it in Sac today, everywhere.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    December 15th, 2010 at 2:08 pm
    A mother took a bullet for her kids, SnBPA. Everyone’s talking about it in Sac today, everywhere.

    +++++++++

    Hope they find whoever did it.

    Man, I don’t even know about the world, sometimes.

  • YoungAmerican

    I think Huff should stay, if only because he plays a position that gives him more responsibility than any single player on the Raiders defense. I think it would be difficult for a guy to come in off the street and fit that role in a season.

    That said, Stevie Brown seems farther along in his development than Huff was at this point in his career. Not sure what would happen if he became the full-time FS, though.

    If Huff walks, I think the Raiders should bring in FA Jarrad Page from New England to compete with Brown.

  • Chris in NY

    I’ve made two out-on-a-limb predictions this season and its time for a third. Each at a time when it seemed the season barely held a breath of life. Both consisted of us taking down the Chargers to get back in the mix.

    Here’s another you might like:

    THE CHARGERS AND THE CHIEFS WILL BOTH LOSE AT LEAST ONCE IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS.

    That means: if the Raiders win out, they’re in the postseason.

    Chargers will go down to either SF on the short week this week, or, more likely, lose to the Bengals next week. The Bengals have an awful record but have blown several games late against good teams and are far better than their mark. This time, the ball bounces their way and they pull off the upset.

    Of course, the key to all this is that the Raiders must then win out. Not too sure about that at this point but I wouldn’t write them off either.

    If both KC and SD were to lose this week and the Raiders get past Denver with a win, I think controlling their own destiny again with 2 weeks remaining will generate enough momentum to get past the Colts. Then it’ll come to a knock-down drag-out in KC to close out the season.

    Thoughts?

  • SilverNBlackPA

    YoungAmerican Says:
    December 15th, 2010 at 2:10 pm
    I think Huff should stay, if only because he plays a position that gives him more responsibility than any single player on the Raiders defense. I think it would be difficult for a guy to come in off the street and fit that role in a season.

    ++++++++++++

    Co-sign.

    Can’t let Huff go until they’re sure about Stevie Brown.

  • Nnamdi21

    YoungAmerican Says:
    December 15th, 2010 at 2:07 pm
    Personally, I’d love to see Bush back here along with Seymour, Miller, and either Gallery or Huff (whichever of these two guys would be more difficult to replace).

    ==================

    Jayzuz Y.A., I’m not sure ANY of them would be less difficult to replace.

    We’ve struggled to get a solid brusier since Lamont Jordan’s epic fail and Bush has serious potential.

    Seymour can’t last forver but he’s playing as well as we’ve seen him. Franchised for another year I’d bet but will need to begin to look for replacement…

    Miller?

    Some people forget what it was like b4 him. Dudley anyone? we hadn’t had a good TE forever b4 Miller.

    Gallery may be easier to replace than these guys but only because of the injury bug. #2 overall? not going to get over that…

    Huff is arguably the “easiest” to replace but he seems to finally be getting the intricasies of single high safety and frankly, Tyvon needs to get better or go.

    Too slow to read and react.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    If both KC and SD were to lose this week and the Raiders get past Denver with a win, I think controlling their own destiny again with 2 weeks remaining will generate enough momentum to get past the Colts. Then it’ll come to a knock-down drag-out in KC to close out the season.
    +++++++++

    Definitely possible if they can bring out the offense that put up points on Denver and Jacksonville and bring back the defense that stifled Seattle.

    I mentioned up above, both SD and KC play before the Raiders this week. If both lose, the team will take the field knowing their destiny is back in their hands.

    They should be able to draw on that to win out.

    Of course, note the word “should.” That’s the operative word for this team. Too often “should” doesn’t equal “did” when the dust settles.

  • Nnamdi21

    105. I’ve liked Page but he’s been injured at NE and had serious issues with managment in KC.

    Good player but we seem to have some Safety play and have to see how Ware shakes out whatever the deal is there.

    Maybe Bowie is available?

  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    I might trade Dmac & package, to get up high in the 1st round, for the Can’t Miss QB”.

  • Nnamdi21

    106. Chirs, mathmatically infeasible or not I’m just really glad we’re even talking about Oakland having an outsidee shot at anything post season unlikely as it may be.

    RAIDERS!

  • Chris in NY

    Huff has become a very good player. I love Mike Mitchell and want to see him out there, but Huff is a talent. He’ll become a superstar in a different system. As Jerry always says, Raiders’ system makes it hard for the deep safety to look good, but I think Huff has had plenty of good moments.

    BTW, Stevie Brown took an atrocious angle on the MJD touchdown run last week. He was the second biggest culprit on that run behind Ricky Brown. I like Stevie though, too, but he hasn’t been tested like Huff has either.

  • YoungAmerican

    Tyvon’s play has been better recently, but every once in a while he’ll blow a tackle or an assignment and it’ll end up being a big gain.

    I don’t know, personally I think it all goes back to having a #2 CB worthy of playing across the field from Nnamdi.

    Like I said, every great Raiders team has had two very good CBS. Brown has Thomas, Hayes had Haynes, and Woodson had Allen. Considering the fact that the Raiders play man-to-man almost exclusively, it’s pretty much a prerequisite for both CBs to be above average.

    Right now, both Routt and CJ37 are too inconsistent to play this kind of football.

  • joetoronto

    Nnamdi21 Says:
    December 15th, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    69. RR = JLH…

    Face it dude, you run the wrong patterns, cost valuable time outs when you don’t know where to line up, run sideways 3 out of 4 returns and cost us valuable field position.
    ******************************************
    Bingo.

  • Plunketthead

    ” might trade Dmac & package, to get up high in the 1st round, for the Can’t Miss QB”.”

    You got into the old mans crack stash again, didnt you?

    The only really succesful first round draft pick in the past umpteen years and you wanna trade him?

    Do you know how old MAC is?
    Have you seen him make men look like boys this year?

  • Plunketthead

    Chris in NY said “Thoughts?”

    My thoughts are the same as I posted after the jag game.

    Raiders will win out and finish tied for first.

    Home playoff game, baby!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • McRaider5150

    KoolKell Says:
    I might trade Dmac & package, to get up high in the 1st round, for the Can’t Miss QB”.

    ———————–

    There is no Can’t miss QB in the draft.

  • BigLefty

    Chris In NY Says:
    December 15th, 2010 at 2:18 pm
    Huff has become a very good player. I love Mike Mitchell and want to see him out there, but Huff is a talent. He’ll become a superstar in a different system. As Jerry always says, Raiders’ system makes it hard for the deep safety to look good, but I think Huff has had plenty of good moments.

    BTW, Stevie Brown took an atrocious angle on the MJD touchdown run last week. He was the second biggest culprit on that run behind Ricky Brown. I like Stevie though, too, but he hasn’t been tested like Huff has either.
    ______________________ _____

    Ricky Brown was where he supposed to be, Marshall called a run blitz. Tommy Kelly was the culprit on that play. He was supposed to cross over the Center and fill that hole that Jones Drew ran through.

    Watch the play again from the end zone!

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