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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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  • RaiderRockstar

    Stefen Wisniewski was back at practice after missing one day with what coach Hue Jackson described as a “ding.”

    ***

    Wiz II is practicing with a broken leg?

    DANG!

  • Sullivan44

    Mistic, you said it didn’t matter because it was preseason. You said we had our “panties in a bunch” over a preseason game. That’s what you said in response to the criticism of Campbell’s play vs. SF. Now, you’re saying preseason counts because suddenly you’ve learned that Campbell’s got better preseason stats that Gradkowski.

  • Kirk

    Raiders are 80-1 to win the Superbowl?

    That might be a pretty good bet.

  • PurpleDrank81

    Here the Terrelle Pryor Wonderlic Story

    http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/128838323.html

  • LA to TheBay

    It is simple really.

    In washington, the coach that drafted was gone soon after, this left JC having to prove himself year after year, as they circulated coaches and offensive philosophies.

    JC is honest, and isnt able to fake swagger. Now that he has a firm grasp of the offense including audibles and teammates assignments he is able to be the natural leader that the qb has to be. It is not easy to tell people what to do when you are learning on the job.

    There are no clinton portis/ deangelo hall type on this team. JC wasnt able to truly lead in washington there were far too many distractions and locker room cancers sniping at each other in the locker room. With the mercurial yet clueless owner, jc was never on solid ground that you need to exude confidence and leadership.

    here in oakland he is the unquestioned leader and for the first time since auburn the team is his. he knows it, his play has vindicated the choice, and you will now see all of JC’s talent come to the fore front, including his ability to lead.

    —————-

    If this is the case, you will have called it quite early on.

    You and JC can come p;ss on my pillow after he hoists the Lombardi (or even wins the division, sh;t).

  • Sullivan44

    SNB666, I think the exact opposite is true. Our politicians know all too much about the corporate world, and could certainly make it there. Heck, that’s all they do, is “make it” in the corporate world. That’s why so many politicians jump into the corporate world after politics, Democrats and Republicans alike. They take care of their corporate donors while in office, then have jobs waiting for them when they leave.

  • RaiderRockstar

    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

    ***

    So basically, Nick Miller’s farewell party!

    why didn’t I get an invitation?

  • Silverandblack666

    “Here the Terrelle Pryor Wonderlic Story”

    Wasted draft pick!

  • bcz24

    All you Pryor supporters… he got a SEVEN on his wonderlic. No chance he becomes a starting QB

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    I dont waste my time thinking about what people make or do for work on this blog. Something you might want to consider.

    Why dont you take a poll and see how many people tell you either they dont care or how many tell you to go take a flying fk?
    _____

    # Sullivan44 Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    MB, do you expect anyone here to believe you pay a lot of taxes? Just judging by your comments and your vocabulary?

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Racist.
    ____

    # Silverandblack666 Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    “Here the Terrelle Pryor Wonderlic Story”

    Wasted draft pick!

  • Method To My Madness

    258.RaiderRockstar Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 2:52 pm
    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

    ***

    So basically, Nick Miller’s farewell party!

    why didn’t I get an invitation?

    *****************

    DB killer!

  • RaiderRockstar

    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.

    ***

    Poor Ted!

  • Silverandblack666

    Sullivan44

    I seriously doubt that any government worker would leave the teet and leave behind that fat retirement package to start all over again in the corporate world.

    We have life long or career politicians now days.

    Please show me an example of ONE politician that left his or her cushy job to bust azz in the corporate world.

    Not buying it sorry.

  • Sullivan44

    The odds makers are all about getting people to bet. Those are artificial odds. They’re not scientific. The Eagles never win the freaking Super Bowl. Ever. No respectable odds make ever puts them at 7-1. New England is not that good, either. They know NE and Phily have so many fans on the east coast, that by putting them at 7-1, thousands more of those fans will be lured into placing a bet. And, they also know the Raiders are more like 1,000,000 to 1 as long as Al’s there. They put it at a totally unrealistic and unscientific 80-1, because more fans might be tempted to make that bet.

  • http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/526101/AlDavis1_medium.jpg KoolKell

    Sullivan44 Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    SNB666, I think the exact opposite is true. Our politicians know all too much about the corporate world, and could certainly make it there. Heck, that’s all they do, is “make it” in the corporate world. That’s why so many politicians jump into the corporate world after politics, Democrats and Republicans alike. They take care of their corporate donors while in office, then have jobs waiting for them when they leave.
    ———————————————–
    Exactly!

  • priesttj

    Post#212 mistic1 it already has come to the forefront it’s easy to see that JC is legit. But some people chose not to see…………and that is on them.

  • LA to TheBay

    Have you guys ever seen a ghost before?

    —————-

    No, but I see zombies everyday (they typically vote against their own interests, dig NASCAR, talk about smaller government but idolized a guy who spent like JaMarcus Russell at a jewelry store).

    Does Al count as the undead?

    And who came up with “undead”?

    If you’re not dead, wouldn’t you be alive? No matter, carry on.

  • inonewordraider

    Sullivan44 Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 2:50 pm
    Mistic, you said it didn’t matter because it was preseason. You said we had our “panties in a bunch” over a preseason game. That’s what you said in response to the criticism of Campbell’s play vs. SF. Now, you’re saying preseason counts because suddenly you’ve learned that Campbell’s got better preseason stats that Gradkowski.

    It’s ok that you thought Grads would be qb option than JC. But you can’t say that based on what you’ve seen in preseason you believe Grads will have a better season than JC and have anybody take you seriously

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    to be clear mr,

    the final score in pre season doesnt count, win loss record in pre season doesnt count. the performance of your players does count.

  • Silverandblack666

    Brownstains calling me a racist because I say a player is a wasted draft pick.

    Where is the logic?

  • http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/526101/AlDavis1_medium.jpg KoolKell

    Of course anybody with “666″ in their handle, is anti-social, probably a psychopath.

  • bcz24

    ClaytonESPN John Clayton
    Steelers GM Kevin Colbert administered T. Pryor’s Wonderlic test and reports the score is significantly higher than the report seven.
    8 minutes ago

  • RaiderRockstar

    All you Pryor supporters… he got a SEVEN on his wonderlic. No chance he becomes a starting QB

    ***

    BCZ,

    I read last week that it was a 27.

    Are you sure about this?

    Pryor said his strength was grasping a playbook and doing film study. I doubt a retard would suggest such a thing – JaMarcus never did

    Pryor will be more of an impact player than McClain.

    Write that down

  • Sullivan44

    SNB, you have it so backward. You need to stop listening to these tea partiers. I know you’re smarter than them. Maybe you’re just angry at certain elements of government. But you’re not being rational at all. Corporations don’t “bust their azz” anymore. Are you kidding me? And the reason they don’t, nor do they have to, is because of the “career politicians” that change the rules in their favor, and bail them out when worst comes to worst. Your assessment of government today omits too much of recent history.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    LA,

    thats funny. I forgot about the pissin on your pillow line, that was a SupaVillain classic

  • http://www.tedhendricks.com/Ted_vs_Montana.jpg BigTed707

    # inonewordraider Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Mcclain was dinged up a time or two last year. You comfortable w/ Sam Williams backing him up?

    *************
    Hell No! Raiders need a Backup MLB who can also press for Groves spot at WLB!

    Sign Tatupu AL!

  • bcz24

    BCZ,

    I read last week that it was a 27.

    Are you sure about this?
    *****************
    PFT reported it so take it for what its worth… Florio has never been accused of being a Raider homer

  • Method To My Madness

    30 more minutes FAT boy….let’s see if Jon Becker will hold your hand or let you be a man and answer questions from the B@uce Ba Ba Ba B@uce Ba Ba Ba B@uce

  • PurpleDrank81

    It was a reported 21

  • Method To My Madness

    266.Sullivan44 Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 2:55 pm
    The odds makers are all about getting people to bet. Those are artificial odds. They’re not scientific. The Eagles never win the freaking Super Bowl. Ever. No respectable odds make ever puts them at 7-1. New England is not that good, either. They know NE and Phily have so many fans on the east coast, that by putting them at 7-1, thousands more of those fans will be lured into placing a bet. And, they also know the Raiders are more like 1,000,000 to 1 as long as Al’s there. They put it at a totally unrealistic and unscientific 80-1, because more fans might be tempted to make that bet.

    **************************

    How about the odds of Gradkowski starting week 1 for cincy?

  • Method To My Madness

    273.KoolKell Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 2:57 pm
    Of course anybody with “666″ in their handle, is anti-social, probably a psychopath.

    *******************

    As is someone who claims to be “cool” as is the exact opposite of that

  • Method To My Madness

    281.PurpleDrank81 Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 3:00 pm
    It was a reported 21

    ******************************

    P Dizzle Ocho Uno!

  • Method To My Madness

    268.priesttj Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 2:56 pm
    Post#212 mistic1 it already has come to the forefront it’s easy to see that JC is legit. But some people chose not to see…………and that is on them.

    *********************************

    DHB is legit?

  • PurpleDrank81

    Wuss good

  • Method To My Madness

    59.priesttj Says:
    August 30th, 2011 at 5:23 pm
    B aint gonna go after TK he just wolff’n in here because if he does he’ll get set straight. I’ll ask him to explain to everyone why the 1tech he plays is so different from the zerotech of a true NT.

    Why that doesn’t exist in a 4/3 front.

    And we’ll see who’;s been right forever

    *****************************

    Remember this BHP? You saying I wont get at Kelly?

  • Silverandblack666

    KK

    Your pathetic miserable life must seem bleak at times and I know you would like to think that there is a better life out there somewhere for dying old men with Alzheimer disease who have lost control of their bowels.

    Assuming I am anti social because of my moniker is not only short sided it shows your lack of intelligence.

    Whats worse is everyone in here knows your personal business and jacks you up about it every day but just like a beaten dog you return for the abuse.

    Now who is the psychopath?

  • http://www.tedhendricks.com/Ted_vs_Montana.jpg BigTed707

    #

    # RaiderRockstar Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    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.

    ***

    Poor Ted!

    ********
    Longshot to make the 53 my @ss! Who else do we have?

    For real tho’, Sign a legit LB and cut C-Frank – this is not even funny.

  • Method To My Madness

    P dizzle mayne I’m just lookin at it….tryin to see what it really do

  • LA to TheBay

    Read the article. Took it, got a 7. Took it again, got a 27.

    Either he cheated or didn’t take it seriously the first time. An NFL personel guy said probably somewhere in the middle for Pryor and split the difference at 14.

    Big deal.

  • Method To My Madness

    288.Silverandblack666 Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 3:05 pm
    KK

    Your pathetic miserable life must seem bleak at times and I know you would like to think that there is a better life out there somewhere for dying old men with Alzheimer disease who have lost control of their bowels.

    Assuming I am anti social because of my moniker is not only short sided it shows your lack of intelligence.

    Whats worse is everyone in here knows your personal business and jacks you up about it every day but just like a beaten dog you return for the abuse.

    Now who is the psychopath?

    *****************************

    We have a winner lol

  • bcz24

    RAIDERS OAKLAND RAIDERS
    The Raiders have claimed LB Jeremy Leman off waivers from the San Diego Chargers. He has been assigned jersey #53.
    1 minute ago

    Who?

  • Method To My Madness

    You guys notice how MR aka Sullivan now is afraid of the B@uce……complete submission

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Oakglenn666 summed that up pretty good.

  • LA to TheBay

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 2:59 pm
    LA,

    thats funny. I forgot about the pissin on your pillow line, that was a SupaVillain classic

    ———

    If he reverts back to deer status, I’m having the whole team come p;ss on both your pillows.

    But, yes that was classic Mistic.

  • bcz24

    oh… hes another one of Bresnehans Tuskers

  • Method To My Madness

    293.bcz24 Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 3:06 pm
    RAIDERS OAKLAND RAIDERS
    The Raiders have claimed LB Jeremy Leman off waivers from the San Diego Chargers. He has been assigned jersey #53.
    1 minute ago

    Who?

    **********************

    Remember him in college playing with Mendenhall’s rose ball team…kinda slow but can tackle

  • Method To My Madness

    rose bowl*

  • The Oracle

    How many bloggers here would take and beat Kelly in a one-on-one brawl?

  • inonewordraider

    Pryor will be more of an impact player than McClain.

    Write that down

    Serious? I’d love for him to succeed but the guy isn’t an accurate qb. Similar skillset to V Young and he’s on the bench. We should start developing him as as a receiver and that’s not a racist comment because the Broncos should start developing Tebow as a TE where he’ll fail but worth a shot. Pryor has the height/speed/work ethic/toughness to be a dangerous WR now let’s see if he can catch