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Practice notes, practice squad additions, observations

Just returned from watching practice and got my first look at the 53-man roster. Already, it looks different than the team that was settled upon last night.
The Raiders cut offensive lineman Seth Wand and replaced him on the active roster with veteran linebacker Ricky Brown.
Brown was cut by the New England Patriots and quickly re-signed with the only NFL team he has known his five seasons. For now, he figures to be a backup.

*The Raiders moved quick to sign the following eight players to their practice squad: Fullback Manase Tonga, wide receiver Eddie McGee, offensive lineman Alex Parsons, tight end Kevin Brock, defensive end Mason Brodine, defensive tackle Jamie Cumbie, linebacker Jeremy Leman and cornerbacks Sterling Moore.
All eight players were cut by the Raiders on Saturday and cleared waivers. The Raiders are at full capacity for their practice squad.

*Safety Stevie Brown was cut by the Raiders at the end of training camp last year, but he was re-signed one day later. Not this time.
Brown was cut Saturday, but he signed with the Carolina Panthers and is on their 53-man roster.

*Running back Taiwan Jones switched from No. 36 to No. 22, cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke went from No. 38 to No. 23 and safety Jerome Boyd is wearing No. 30 again after sporting No. 40 during camp.

*Receiver Chaz Schilens is practicing with the rest of his teammates for the first time since he suffered an undisclosed injury against the Arizona Cardinals on Aug. 11.
At this rate, it would seem likely that he will be healthy enough to play against the Denver Broncos on Sept. 12.
The Raiders aren’t required to disclose the nature of players’ injuries until Thursday. The disclosure day typically is the Wednesday before a game. However, since the Raiders are playing on Monday night, they get an extra day to play the guess-the-injury game.

*Still no sign of receiver Louis Murphy and safety Mike Mitchell. This likely means that they won’t be available for the Broncos game.
Coach Hue Jackson already has said that Murphy won’t play in that game. He has been far less definitive in terms of Mitchell’s status.

*Defensive tackle Richard Seymour is back at practice with the rest of his teammates. He reportedly had a hamstring issue the past couple of weeks. He missed Oakland’s final two exhibition games and several days of practice before today.
Cornerback Chris Johnson also looked fine during practice, and he remains on pace to play against the Broncos.

*Nick Miller was the lone guy returning punts in practice. That portends his handling that role against the Broncos, though there’s still time for Jackson to take a longer look at Denarius Moore and Jacoby Ford in practice the rest of this week.

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  • TerrapinRaider

    I think this team can go anywhere from 7-9 to 10-6. I’m just hesitant to put of my thoughts per game because its going to end up at 10-6 like everyone else. But I just see that as being very difficult to acheive.

  • alex7

    Thec,

    cool, we’re on. Figure I’ll be happy either way.

  • Thec07

    alex7 Says:
    September 4th, 2011 at 3:59 pm
    Thec,

    cool, we’re on. Figure I’ll be happy either way.

    ++++++=
    Spoken like a true RAIDER…We can work out the details later…

  • mikedlopes

    BEST OFFENSE IN THE LEAGUE!

  • Howard Cosell

    The kid made a lot of big clutch plays last year….How bad of a camp did Stevie Brown have?

    It’s ridiculous to loose this kid – great special teamer..Wonder how the injury to Mitchell forced the Raiders to keep Boyd versus Brown.

  • TerrapinRaider

    Raiders updated depth chart:

    Offense

    WR
    85 Darrius Heyward-Bey
    18 Louis Murphy
    17 Denarius Moore

    LT
    68 Jared Veldheer
    75 Stephon Heyer

    LG
    61 Stefen Wisniewski

    C
    64 Samson Satele
    61 Stefen Wisniewski

    RG
    66 Cooper Carlisle
    74 Bruce Campbell

    RT
    69 Khalif Barnes
    72 Joe Barksdale

    TE
    87 Kevin Boss
    83 Brandon Myers
    82 Richard Gordon/86 David Ausberry

    WR
    12 Jacoby Ford
    81 Chaz Schilens
    89 Nick Miller

    FB
    45 Marcel Reece

    RB
    20 Darren McFadden
    29 Michael Bush
    22 Taiwan Jones

    QB
    8 Jason Campbell
    7 Kyle Boller

    Defense

    DE
    99 Lamarr Houston
    91 Trevor Scott

    DT
    92 Richard Seymour
    90 Desmond Bryant

    DT
    93 Tommy Kelly
    79 John Henderson

    DE
    77 Matt Shaughnessy
    94 Jarvis Moss

    OLB
    52 Quentin Groves
    58 Bruce Davis II
    30 Jerome Boyd

    MLB
    55 Rolando McClain

    OLB
    96 Kamerion Wimbley
    56 Darryl Blackstock

    SS
    33 Tyvon Branch
    34 Mike Mitchell
    30 Jerome Boyd

    FS
    24 Michael Huff

    CB
    26 Stanford Routt

    CB
    37 Chris Johnson
    23 DeMarcus Van Dyke
    28 Joe Porter

    Specialists

    K
    11 Sebastian Janikowski

    P
    9 Shane Lechler

    LS
    59 Jon Condo

    KOR
    12 Jacoby Ford
    89 Nick Miller
    17 Denarius Moore

    PR
    89 Nick Miller
    12 Jacoby Ford
    17 Denarius Moore

    H
    9 Shane Lechler

  • Kirk

    The Raiders should have gotten rid of MM instead of Brown.

  • 1st and goal to go

    T’pin, did Hagan get cut? You are as funny as Tj. :grin:

  • 1st and goal to go

    Who is behind Condo if he gets plunked?

  • TerrapinRaider

    Not shown but you can insert him as backup MLB: Ricky Brown.

    How many can teams suit game day? Because interestingly the guy crowned by you all in the preseason is not listed. Maybe thats saying something maybe not. Like I said before; his first step is to make the team. But you all wanted him to start lol. A journeyman WR to come in an immediately start over the likes of Ford, Murphy DHB or even Chaz.

    I’m glad he made the team. I’m glad we got him. But me (nor Hue) are foolish enough to start the guy right now.

  • oldschoolraider

    # jmcclain Says:
    September 4th, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    FarEastRaider Says:
    September 4th, 2011 at 1:28 pm
    I still wanna see Nick Miller off this team! He showed nothing this pre-season…Not A Thing.
    ———————–

    then everyone off this team no one did anything this preseason. Everyone played like crap ( defense ) lets guve it a couole games inti the season.
    ————————————–
    How about this then.. Miller has shown nothing for two full seasons and now he gets a third!
    Miller’s return style consists of catching the ball and running straight for the nearest defender.
    Occasionally he mixes things up with a fumble.
    He’ll never be a true wideout (too small) and will NEVER be “our Wes Welker”
    So why do we keep him around?
    Might as well give him a skirt and pom poms.
    He already has the hair.

  • TerrapinRaider

    I don’t make sht up. Check it out for yourselves boyz:

    http://www.raiders.com/team/depth-chart.html

  • TerrapinRaider

    108.1st and goal to go Says:
    September 4th, 2011 at 4:27 pm
    T’pin, did Hagan get cut? You are as funny as Tj.

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

    And you were saying????

  • 1st and goal to go

    110.TerrapinRaider Says:
    September 4th, 2011 at 4:30 pm
    Not shown but you can insert him as backup MLB: Ricky Brown.

    How many can teams suit game day? Because interestingly the guy crowned by you all in the preseason is not listed. Maybe thats saying something maybe not. Like I said before; his first step is to make the team. But you all wanted him to start lol. A journeyman WR to come in an immediately start over the likes of Ford, Murphy DHB or even Chaz.

    I’m glad he made the team. I’m glad we got him. But me (nor Hue) are foolish enough to start the guy right now.

    ——————————————–

    My bad. I shoulda known, great minds think alike. But Hagan not on the charts is pure foolishness.

  • Hagar the Horrible

    Usually or rather sometimes, depending on the team and the circumstances involved, the best punt returner or kickoff returner isn’t used because the threat of injury is always there and it’s not worth the risk involved. I remember Tim Brown, when he always use to return punts, but as his value increased we used him less and less. Ya, occassionally he ran some back, but usually he was too valuable to risk. Tim brown, Mr Raider, Mr future Hall of Famer.

  • TerrapinRaider

    Thats why I’m wondering how many are allowed to suit up game day. He may be on the team but probably won’t suit up. Nick Miller interestingly has a better chance at suiting up because he’s doing KOR/PR.

  • Silverandblack666

    TerrapinRaider

    Thanks for the link I didn’t see Hagen on there?

  • ohioraider

    Raiders Are My Team Says:
    September 4th, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    noteasilyimpressed Says:
    September 4th, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    VittorioTafurVittorio Tafur

    @

    @RaiderRef DHB still starter, along with Ford

    2 minutes ago

    ——————————

    Well at least Al still has the piss and vinegar to get it done. Whos da boss? Al is da boss.
    —————————————–
    The Old Creeper is a laughingstock. The whole league knows it.

  • Raiders13LA

    Steve- Did you see Hegan at practice?

  • DKnight007

    # Howard Cosell Says:
    September 4th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    The kid made a lot of big clutch plays last year….How bad of a camp did Stevie Brown have?

    It’s ridiculous to loose this kid – great special teamer..Wonder how the injury to Mitchell forced the Raiders to keep Boyd versus Brown.

    ^^^^^^^
    Getting rid of Stevie Brown and keeping an old vet like Bennett who doesn’t play special teams is STUPID!

    They already have Cartwright as a backup RB and vet presence! Cartwright is valuable on special teams also!

    Why is N Miller still on the team ahead of Stevie Brown also??

  • GoodOle00

    Raiders close to full strength…

    http://www.raidernationstation.com/2011_pre_season

  • GoodOle00

    All I can think is Brown wasn’t into it. He was a 7th rounder wasn’t he?

  • GoodOle00

    Good morning East Coast!

  • http://www.aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore.com Whats a Drexl?

    1st and goal to go Says:
    September 4th, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Who is behind Condo if he gets plunked?
    ————————-
    What a ridiculous question, the man of steel does not get “plunked”.

  • GoodOle00

    This punk uses any excuse to talk down the Raiders.

    People may not want to admit it, but theres some good things happenin in Raiderlandm too you know?

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-raiders-primetime

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