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WR Schilens back on field, G Wisniewski returns to practice

By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 12:10 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Oft-injured wide receiver Chaz Schilens was spotted on the practice field a short time ago, in full uniform and going through agility drills with a trainer.
That represents progress for a player who has battled a slew of injuries since he joined the Raiders in 2008 as a seventh-round draft pick out of San Diego State.
Schilens suffered an injury Aug. 11 against the Arizona Cardinals on an end around. He missed the rest of that game and has not practiced since. Wednesday marked only the second time in three weeks that he has been seen working out, while his teammates practiced nearby.
The Raiders are counting upon Schilens to be one of their primary receivers this season, if not their No. 1 wide receiver. At this point, they would be thrilled just to have him healthy and available to play at any level in the regular-season opener against the Denver Broncos on Sept. 12.
Schilens has appeared in 29 of 48 games during his three-year NFL career. He missed eight games in 2009 and 11 last season. He has caught 49 passes for 631 yards and five touchdowns overall.
The emergence of veteran Derek Hagan and rookie Denarius Moore as viable options in the passing game lessens the importance of Schilens rushing back for the regular season. However, the Raiders still feel as if Schilens has the potential to be their top receiver at some point.

*Projected starting left guard Stefen Wisniewski was back at practice after missing one day with what coach Hue Jackson described as a “ding.”
Wisniewski has his right knee wrapped, though it’s unclear whether that is the source of his discomfort. He appeared to be moving around fine and ready to proceed with his quest to nail down a starting job his rookie season.

*Defensive tackle Richard Seymour is supposed to be healthy, according to Jackson, yet he was working off to the side during practice.
It’s more likely that he is working through a hamstring injury, which is what Raiders play-by-play announcer Greg Papa said is the reason for Seymour missing practice the past several days as well as last Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints.

*Tight end Kevin Boss (knee), linebacker Sam Williams (undisclosed), safety Mike Mitchell (knee), cornerback Jeremy Ware (ankle) and receiver Louis Murphy (hamstring/groin) also missed practice.

*The Raiders are at 80 players right now. Today marked the final full practice for the 26 players who will be cut, traded or placed on injured-reserve between now and Saturday afternoon, the deadline for teams to be at 53 players.
Rookie quarterback Terrelle Pryor won’t count against the roster as of Monday because he will be placed on the suspended list. The Raiders don’t have to account for him on their 53-man roster until he returns from his five-game suspension Week 6.

*Rookie undrafted linebacker Chris Francis also returned to practice after missing one day. He is a long-shot to make the 53-man roster but a solid candidate to be placed on the practice squad if he gets cuts and clears waivers.

*Remember to join the live chat with defensive tackle Tommy Kelly at 3:30 p.m. today. Feel free to submit questions and follow along as Kelly answers questions from viewers.

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  • DKnight007

    If Pryor is the starting QB for the Raiders next year. The franchise is in deep crap!

    If the Raiders end up being sorry this year mainly because of the DEFENSE, then they better be sorry enough to have a chance at Luck or Barkley!

  • ghostraiders

    Is dmac a free agent next season..?.. bush n dmac might both be competing for a contract this season…

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    # hwnrdr Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    I hope Hagan don’t get cut, but someone in hear mentioned that he doesn’t have Raider speed…I hope Uncle Al has seen that he produced more than the others and keeps him on!
    As for JC…we will see Monday night in Denver! Then off to Hawaii!!!
    ================================

    Just remember Hu jack and Saunders have Davis’s ear right now. If they want him he will be here, and im sure what he is doing in practice and on the field isnt being missed.

    Hagan will not only make this team, he will see the field

  • Kirk

    I am really looking forward to seeing Pryor play on Friday, although he would have to be rusty after so long. When he throws a football, he looks like a lobster throwing a frisbee.

  • great big raider fan always

    670.alex7 Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 11:56 am
    Norv Turner playoff one and done???? Try again.

    2009 AFC Divisional Pittsburgh 35, San Diego 24
    2009 AFC Wild Card San Diego 23, Indianapolis 17

    2008 AFC Championship New England 21, San Diego 12
    2008 AFC Divisional San Diego 28, Indianapolis 24
    2008 AFC Wild Card San Diego 17, Tennessee 6

    Losing to Super Bowl champs Steelers and the Patriots is nothing to be ashamed of.

    ——————————————

    Cept aways bein a ‘runner-up’ has to wear a little thin.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Mr. Cannon did not have Tom Cable as his head coach, he had Mr. John Gruden.

    Mr. Gannon had Mr. Tim Brown & Mr. Rice, who even at the twilight of his career is better than all the WRS the Raiders had last season put together.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    By the way how is little scabs doing in cincy?

    16 /28 57.1 comp% 148 yds qb rating 56.8 0td 1int

    GRADKOWSKI IS HORRIBLE!!!!!!!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • RaiderLen

    pryor may be ready to challenge for the number 2 spot next year, and that is about it. Jc will have the best year of his career and davis will pay him.
    ——————————-
    Hope Camp makes it a no brainer.

  • great big raider fan always

    139.J Hill Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 1:28 pm
    The Raiders will use Pryor as leverage against Campbell.

    Campbell will cave and sign a long term Raider friendly deal.

    —————————————–

    Now your thinkin like Uncle Al.

  • ghostraiders

    Dknight…

    I hope I’m wrong… but I think Pryor will be playing by week 10-11… this season…

  • RaiderRetribution

    WE the Raider Nation will know how much authority Head Coach, Mr. Hue Jackson has, as to whether Mr. Hagan makes the final 53-man roster.

  • Dakota

    Wow a 7 on the wonderlic?

    lol….I wonder if he can spell his own name?

    Retardelle Pryor is his new name.

  • Kirk

    If Pryor scored a 7 on his Wonderlic test, he might be in line to take Terry Bradshaw’s place in broadcasting.

  • DeuceDeuce

    Kirk Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 1:37 pm
    I am really looking forward to seeing Pryor play on Friday, although he would have to be rusty after so long. When he throws a football, he looks like a lobster throwing a frisbee.

    How long you gonna push the lobster/frisbee joke…

  • RaiderLen

    bush n dmac might both be competing for a contract this season…
    ——————-
    I’ve read that they are working on locking up Bush long term.

    Don’t know where negotiations are at however.

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    The reason we dont manufacture anything here is because libtards are running the EPA and the EPA’s wacked out extreme regulations have drove bus out. BO increased the EPA by about 30%…FYI

  • great big raider fan always

    Pryor seems very intelligent, unlike some of the other QBs’ we’ve had. And I sure as hell dont believe a fcking think floating around out there on twitter. BFD

  • ghostraiders

    Len…
    I hope we can lock up both of those guys.. with Taiwan rising. .as the third part of a three headed monster. .that would be sweet. .

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    Don’t know the numbers for the US but over here in the 70′s over 30% of the workforce was employed in manufacturing.Today it’s less than 10.

  • Kirk

    Mista, you really are an idiot. The reason we don’t manufacture anything here is that the Chinese make $1 an hour. You really need to read a little more.

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    Bush is gone after this season.

  • RaiderLen

    Ghostraiders Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 1:43 pm
    Len…
    I hope we can lock up both of those guys.. with Taiwan rising. .as the third part of a three headed monster. .that would be sweet. .
    ————————————
    Raiders always find a way to keep “those” they want.

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    Cerberus?

  • hwnrdr

    171.neilb Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 1:45 pm
    Bush is gone after this season.

    What’s up Neil? Man, I surely hope not!

  • RedneckRaider

    Why are folks reporting Pryor got a 7 on his Wonderlic when it was previously reported extensively that he scored a 27?

  • alex7

    so Raiders didn’t want Nnamdi or Woodson? Weird.

  • JB

    ghostraiders Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Dknight…

    I hope I’m wrong… but I think Pryor will be playing by week 10-11… this season…
    *************************

    Based on what form of rationale? Pryor will NOT see the field in a regular season game unless we are up by 48 points. He’ll them be in there with whatever 3rd & 4th stringers we have available. Short of that he’ll be manning the clipboard studying a test retake of the Wunderlick. This kid has physical attributes, He has nothing else that would qualify him to play in a season game right now. He NEEDS TO LEARN. HE NEEDS TO LISTEN. HE NEEDS TO WATCH. He needs to develop into a “professional” NFL player. The only thing he’s ready for right now is lunch.

  • bstallion510

    I don’t think Hagan is goin anywhere! That dude is a weapon! I can see him, Shilens, and Moore (in the slot) on the feild together. That would be a match up nightmare for opposing cb’s. Keeping Hagan gives the offense more versatility as far as personnel packages. Plus he gives us insurance in case one of our recievers gets injured again. Al would be stupid not to keep Hagan!

  • ghostraiders

    My cousin..unemployed construction worker tried using his ebt card to buy beer… the Guy at the check out counter told him… oh no..no..no.. alcohol is only for people who work…
    LOL… he said he told the Guy he needed the beer to marinate the meat for BBQ. .. but that the ahole. .said no.. wanted to hit that fool upside the head. .

  • Sullivan44

    lol. See what I mean? Read Mistic’s post about Gradkowski. When it comes to Campbell’s flaws, preseason doesn’t count. But now Gradkowski’s “HORRIBLE”…based on what he’s done in the preseason. lol. It never ends.

  • alex7

    according to advancednflstats.com,

    “Quarterbacks with above median intelligence as measured by the Wonderlic test perform significantly better than those with below median scores according to a report done by Criteria Corporation, an employee testing company.”

    The median Wonderlic score for QBs is 27. Whether Pryor got a 27 or a 7 is probably a big deal.

  • RaiderLen

    Alex7 Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 1:48 pm
    so Raiders didn’t want Nnamdi or Woodson? Weird.
    ———————————–
    Guess not.

  • supapimp

    RedneckRaider Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Why are folks reporting Pryor got a 7 on his Wonderlic when it was previously reported extensively that he scored a 27?
    ————–
    well who reported it? who was the source?

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    Afternoon Hwnrdr.How’s things my friend?

    Last free agent to sign a 1 yr contract,we’ve got Dmac and Jones and this 3 headed/runningback stuff doesn’t work.

  • great big raider fan always

    166.MistaBrown Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 1:41 pm
    The reason we dont manufacture anything here is because libtards are running the EPA and the EPA’s wacked out extreme regulations have drove bus out. BO increased the EPA by about 30%…FYI

    ——————————————

    other reasons:

    -employers have to pay into so many programs: health ins, unemployment ins, social security, industrial ins

    -also have to ‘sponsor’ drug and alchohol out patient costs under certain conditions

    -health and safety regulations, some for the better and some are too cumbersome to bear

    -many various types of business related taxes, property taxes, office and equipment taxes

    -business insurances, from product protection to liability, and those rates rise with annual audits

    -regulations; i.e. epa, osha, etc. all have the fork and knife ready, you just supply the meal.

    -many many other surrounding costs it could make you head spin. its a wonder we can even do business anymore.

  • Sullivan44

    Sure, MB. It’s the EPA. Being able to pay off shore labor $.02/hr. has nothing to do with it.

  • DutchRaider77

    My cousin..unemployed construction worker tried using his ebt card to buy beer… the Guy at the check out counter told him… oh no..no..no.. alcohol is only for people who work…
    LOL… he said he told the Guy he needed the beer to marinate the meat for BBQ. .. but that the ahole. .said no.. wanted to hit that fool upside the head. .
    ______________________________________________________

    WOW, what is this world coming to when an unemployed American cannot by Beer with Food Stamps…Write your congress person!

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Schilens?
    Have you been under a rock for 15 months?
    ________

    bstallion510 Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    I don’t think Hagan is goin anywhere! That dude is a weapon! I can see him, Shilens,

  • Tricky70390

    DKnight007 Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 12:26 pm
    Corkran,

    Ask Kelly why the defense continues to struggle vs the run and ask if he would have preferred Marshall as the DC ahead of Chuck B!

    Ask tough questions. Don’t sugar coat things.

    Thanks!
    ================================
    There’s absolutely no way Kelly would answer if he prefers one coach to another.

  • LA to TheBay

    Kirk Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 1:37 pm
    I am really looking forward to seeing Pryor play on Friday, although he would have to be rusty after so long. When he throws a football, he looks like a lobster throwing a frisbee.

    ———

    LOL

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    mope & change
    A record 44 mil on food stamps!
    _____

    # DutchRaider77 Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    My cousin..unemployed construction worker tried using his ebt card to buy beer… the Guy at the check out counter told him… oh no..no..no.. alcohol is only for people who work…
    LOL… he said he told the Guy he needed the beer to marinate the meat for BBQ. .. but that the ahole. .said no.. wanted to hit that fool upside the head. .
    ______________________________________________________

    WOW, what is this world coming to when an unemployed American cannot by Beer with Food Stamps…Write your congress person!

  • LA to TheBay

    Wonderlic means nada. You hear the kid speak.

  • great big raider fan always

    180.Sullivan44 Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 1:51 pm
    lol. See what I mean? Read Mistic’s post about Gradkowski. When it comes to Campbell’s flaws, preseason doesn’t count. But now Gradkowski’s “HORRIBLE”…based on what he’s done in the preseason. lol. It never ends.

    ——————————–

    more troublesome is that he has to gloat about it.

  • supapimp

    LA to TheBay Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Wonderlic means nada. You hear the kid speak.
    ————-
    did you hear jamarcus speak? ’nuff said.

  • raiderdav

    bring back jerry porter

  • saladfingerz

    stoopid libtardz.
    suck it for confetti!

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    I dont care what Pryors wonderlic is as long as he can ball!

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    bring back jerry porter

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    NOOOOOOO!!!!

  • alex7

    Well, the actual evidence says Wonderlic does correlate to QB success.

    I’ll take an actual study vs your word. Sorry. :)

  • Sullivan44

    MB doesn’t know what he’s talking about. That’s the bottom line. He’s another poor American who refuses to vote Democrat because he’s a racist (read: “purple lips”), and doesn’t want to huddle up with black people. He thinks that even though he doesn’t have a pot to pee in or a window to throw it out of, he’s still better than blacks. So he votes Republican, just to convince himself he’s better than a black person. And he spreads every single little b.s. piece of propaganda republicans put out. Like, blaming the environmental regulations for outsourcing. See, in order to believe something this stupid, you have to conveniently block out the glaring fact that companies can pay off shore labor pennies on the dollar. There’s no minimum wage job. A sane person not brainwashed by Republicans might think that would be a good reason businesses outsource. But of course, MB is not a sane mind. He’s a racist who’ll believe ANYTHING the Republicans say.