Join Steve Corkran for an Oakland Raiders live chat today at noon PDT as he discusses Terrelle Pryor, the team’s injury situation and the aftermath of the fan violence at the Raiders-49ers game.
Archive for August, 2011
Most of coach Hue Jackson’s “toys” were on full display during practice Wednesday, which meant a steady diet of running back Darren McFadden up the gut, wide receiver Jacoby Ford in full sprint down the sideline and rookie running back Taiwan Jones blow past defenders as if he were on ice skates. Read the rest of this entry »
Quarterback Terrelle Pryor says he’s eager to get on a plane to Oakland so that he can begin his Raiders career. He wouldn’t have wanted any part of practice Tuesday, unless he enjoys stifling heat and bodies banging against each other. Read the rest of this entry »
The injury suffered by second-year linebacker Travis Goethel in practice Monday has been diagnosed as a torn knee ligament, which will require surgery and likely cause him to miss the entire season. Read the rest of this entry »
The newest Raider, quarterback Terrelle Pryor, won’t join his teammates in Napa until he signs a contract. That formality is expected to be done in short order. For now, Pryor is making the rounds on the national sports talk-show circuit. On Tuesday, he told ProFootballTalk.com that he is a quarterback, period. Read the rest of this entry »
Highlights from an eventful day during which the Raiders got a lot faster with the supplemental draft selection of Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor and the return to action of Darren McFadden, Jacoby Ford and rookie Taiwan Jones:
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Jerry McDonald just checked in from Raiders practice this afternoon, where he reports that quarterback Jason Campbell (concussion) is not practicing.
Coach Hue Jackson had said he expected Campbell to be back at practice Monday after suffering a concussion during a preseason loss to the 49ers on Saturday night. There’s no immediate word on when Campbell is expected to be back practicing.
The good news for the Raiders is that wide receiver Jacoby Ford (broken hand), running back Darren McFadden (broken orbital bone) and defensive end Trevor Scott (ACL surgery) all practiced on Monday. For Scott, it was the first time he’s been able to practice since undergoing surgery for a torn ACL last November.
More to come later once Jerry returns from practice.
Pinch-hitting for Steve Corkran today . . .
The Raiders selected Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor in the third round of the NFL supplemental draft Monday, rolling the dice on a major talent whose NCAA violations helped lead to the dismissal of coach Jim Tressel and put the school on probation.
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Here is the transcript from Raiders coach Hue Jackson’s conference call Sunday night, less than 24 hours after the 49ers beat the Raiders 17-3 at Candlestick Park: Read the rest of this entry »