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Boss, Murphy and Mitchell still out; Hagan returns

By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 at 7:52 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Wide receiver Derek Hagan returned to practice Wednesday, just as he promised he would. Apparently, the ding he suffered Sunday is better.

Who said you can’t unding a ding?

That leaves only receiver Louis Murphy, tight end Kevin Boss and safety Mike Mitchell as the only ones on the 53-man roster who aren’t able to practice.

There’s still time for Boss and Mitchell to return in time to get in some meaningful reps and get up to speed for the regular-season opener Monday night against the Denver Broncos.

Their status won’t be revealed until Thursday, when the Raiders are required to designate players probable, questionable, doubtful or out.

As of now, it appears as if Murphy will be declared out. Mitchell likley will be doubtful. Boss likely will be questionable. Just an educated guess on these.

*Recently re-signed safety Matt Giordano has switched from No. 49 to No. 27. You can take that as a sign that safety Stevie Brown isn’t in the Raiders plans for another go-round.

Brown was released Saturday, signed by the Carolina Panthers on Sunday and waived Wednesday.

*Nick Miller was the only one returning punts at practice tonight. That has been the case the past few practices.

Therefore, it’s logical to assume that Miller is going to be the punt returner against the Broncos.

If coach Hue Jackson opts for a change, Denarius Moore, Taiwan Jones and Jacoby Ford are the logical candidates to take over.

Jackson has said in the past that he is intrigued by the prospect of putting Ford back on punts, but only on occasion. Translation: If a game is tight, Ford might be thrown in to return a punt, with the thinking that the potential gain is worth the risk.

*Receiver Chaz Schilens is practicing for the third straight time. Once again, he looks as healthy as he has been since late last season.

It remains to be seen whether Jackson is confident enough in Schilens’ recovery from a leg injury to play him in a game. What’s more, does Schilens start Monday?

Jackson likely won’t divulge his starting receivers until Thursday night, though we will try to coax it out of him later tonight.

It’s interesting to note that Hagan isn’t even listed on the Raiders depth chart, while the six other receivers are listed.

That brings about the possibility of the Raiders not even activating Hagan for the Broncos game. Too early to get worked up over that one, though.

*The Raiders are practicing under the lights for the first time since 2009, when then-coach Tom Cable took the Raiders to the Coliseum for a night practice in advance of a Monday night game against the San Diego Chargers.

This marks the first time the Raiders have brought in portable lights to their Alameda complex since they relocated to Oakland in 1995.

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  • http://ah_what_the_heck Jer Brown

    Ah shucks fellas
    Going to be fun watchin the Raiders this year

    35-21 Oakland

  • tibetan raider

    oakland 3
    denver 2

    game will be much closer than the score.

  • No Mas Diamante

    #78 – I just spit red wine all over my keyboard. Thanks for that visual. lol

  • No Mas Diamante

    raids 44
    foreskins 24

  • No Mas Diamante

    Hagan’s time will come.

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    85.willflo818 Says:
    September 7th, 2011 at 9:43 pm
    Chaz is gonna play? Niceeee, I dig that!…hagan might not be activated for Monday Nights’ game?? WTF!That better be some sick joke cuz he has more of a right to be activated than DHB ever will in his career! >:O
    ….Raiders will kill the Broncos nonetheless hahahaha
    ———————————————-

    Hagen’s “nick” is a knee injury. They are so deep at WR no reason to suit him up this week.

  • GoodOle00
  • Cornfucious

    :mad: :mad: :mad:
    Everybody know Cornfucious not happy bout Nnamdi being gone. Riaders going to have leaky corners and I am so afraid for the score. But Raider offense going to have to score more points that defense give up.

    :mad: Always be sad about Nnamdi being gone. Corners will be toast, but denver corners be burnt toast.

    No Nnamdi Raiders 55
    very bad broncos 51

    :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    504 Raider Raiders 31Donkeys 10
    707raiders Raiiideerrrss 21 Broncos. 13
    909RaiderLifer RAIDERS 17——-DONKEYS 13……….
    Al Davis Apolegetic Oakland 45 Denver 17
    anhdazman Oakland 30 Denver 16
    big oak boy raiders win monday 28-7
    BigTed Raiders 30-24
    Carl Weathers Raiders 34 – douche bags 17
    CarolinaRaider -> RAIDERS 42-24
    Chris in NY->Raiders 35, Donkeys 10
    Dakota Raiders 42 Broncos 30
    daraider09 Raiders 38 Denver 23
    DKnight007 Denver 20 Raiders 13
    DeuceDeuce Raiders – 34 Broncos – 31
    Don Manouk-> Raiders 42-10
    elraidmanhattan Raiders 35-20
    EMRaiders OAK 23 DEN 21
    exlaraiderseasonticketholder Raiders 31-27
    FarEastRaider OAKLAND 23 – Denver 17
    fingers Raiders 38…. Donks 17….
    ghostraiders Raiders 23 Donks 20 FINAL O.T
    HairyBush Raiders 27-24
    J Hill Raiders 24-13
    JLofty -> Raiders 35 Donkeys 31
    Just Fire Baby Says: Raiders 30 Denver 26
    hendu RAIDERS27-jACKARSES 13
    HueJackinBullies Oak-24 Den-20
    Lowdown_in_Beijing Raiders 26- Denver 13
    LTR Raiders 23 – Broncos 17
    M Lonetree Says: Raiders 26-14
    Masta Yoda Raiders 10 Denver 9
    Method To My Madness Raiders16-13
    mikedlopes Raiders: 38 Broncos: 21
    morilla Raiders 27 – Broncos 17
    Mr Jones Oakland Raiders 35 denver donkeys 10
    oldschoolraider Raiders-24 Broncos-10
    PatchedUp Raiders 42 Donks 10
    PlunkforHOF My beloved Raiders:31Horse-facedCrybabys 20
    R8derdiehard Oakland 20-10
    R8dercain -> Raiders 35 broncos 14
    r8eray Raiders 24 Donks 17
    RaiderFanFromJersey Raiders 23, Donkeys 16
    Raider J RAIDERS 23 – 13 den
    Raiderinparadise 27 to 24 OAKLAND (thank you seabass)
    Raiderjambo RAIDERS 31 broncs 14
    raiderjhawk 33-16 Raiders
    RaiderLen Raiders: 32 Donks: 17
    RaiderRetributionRaiders 35 – Denver 10
    RaiderRockstar Raiders 38 Donks 24
    RedneckRaider Raiders 29 Donks 17
    Rekleiner RAIDERS: 30 BRONC-A-HOES: 24
    Ryan Raiders 38 Donkeys 10
    SharkCatcher raiders 17-13
    Silverandblack666 Raiders 31 Bronco’s 17
    SilverAndBlackBleeder Oak37 Den21/McFadden/Bush 280 APY
    SR Raider Raiders 27-21 den
    The Big Banana –> Raiders 24-13
    Try Some Reality Raiders 27-24
    wasbanned Raiders roll 31-10
    Yamacan Man Oakland 21 broncos 10
    ———————————
    JT-> Denver 24 Raiders 20
    Sullivan44 Denver 24 Oakland 17

  • Hagar the Horrible

    We haven’t shown much in preseason, but lets hope that is was Hue unwillingness to show our stuff as the reason behind it.

    If you’re Denver and you’re game-planning against the Raiders, you have problems. You can’t “stack the box” inorder to stop the run because we have too much speed in our receivers and that could lead to a quick score.
    No, you have to play us straight up, at least to start.
    In that scenario, DMC is going to run right up their butt holes, and that what we need. A strong, successful, run game that scores and eats up the clock. Keep our defense rested and we’ll prevail.

    Raiders 27 – Sha-na-rat donkeys 13

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Davis The Realist Dirty Raccoon

    DonManoukiansNeighbor Says:
    September 7th, 2011 at 8:03 pm
    504 Raider Raiders 31Donkeys 10
    707raiders Raiiideerrrss 21 Broncos. 13
    909RaiderLifer RAIDERS 17——-DONKEYS 13……….
    Al Davis Apolegetic Oakland 45 Denver 17
    big oak boy raiders win monday 28-7
    BigTed Raiders 30-24
    Carl Weathers Raiders 34 – douche bags 17
    CarolinaRaider -> RAIDERS 42-24
    Chris in NY->Raiders 35, Donkeys 10
    Dakota Raiders 42 Broncos 30
    daraider09 Raiders 38 Denver 23
    DeuceDeuce Raiders – 34 Broncos – 31
    Don Manouk-> Raiders 42-10
    elraidmanhattan Raiders 35-20
    EMRaiders OAK 23 DEN 21
    exlaraiderseasonticketholder Raiders 31-27
    fingers Raiders 38…. Donks 17….
    ghostraiders Raiders 23 Donks 20 FINAL O.T
    HairyBush Raiders 27-24
    J Hill Raiders 24-13
    JLofty -> Raiders 35 Donkeys 31
    Just Fire Baby Says: Raiders 30 Denver 26
    hendu RAIDERS27-jACKARSES 13
    Lowdown_in_Beijing Raiders 26- Denver 13
    LTR Raiders 23 – Broncos 17
    M Lonetree Says: Raiders 26-14
    Method To My Madness Raiders16-13
    mikedlopes Raiders: 38 Broncos: 21
    oldschoolraider Raiders-24 Broncos-10
    PatchedUp Raiders 42 Donks 10
    PlunkforHOF My beloved Raiders: 31Horse-faced Crybabys 20
    R8derdiehard Oakland 20-10
    R8dercain -> Raiders 35 broncos 14
    r8eray Raiders 24 Donks 17
    Raider J RAIDERS 23 – 13 den
    Raiderinparadise 27 to 24 OAKLAND (thank you seabass)
    Raiderjambo RAIDERS 31 broncs 14
    raiderjhawk 33-16 Raiders
    RaiderLen Raiders: 32 Donks: 17
    RaiderRetributionRaiders 35 – Denver 10
    RaiderRockstar Raiders 38 Donks 24
    RedneckRaider Raiders 29 Donks 17
    Rekleiner RAIDERS: 30 BRONC-A-HOES: 24
    Ryan Raiders 38 Donkeys 10
    SharkCatcher raiders 17-13
    Silverandblack666 Raiders 31 Bronco’s 17
    SilverAndBlackBleeder Oak37 Den21/McFadden/Bush 280 APY
    SR Raider Raiders 27-21 den
    The Big Banana –> Raiders 24-13
    Try Some Reality Raiders 27-24
    wasbanned Raiders roll 31-10
    ———————————
    JT-> Denver 24 Raiders 20
    Sullivan44 Denver 24 Oakland 17

    ::::::::::

    Raiders, 31
    Donks, 17

  • raidertalk

    Because the D played better without Asomuga in the past…

    Raiders 20, Broncos 0.

    Sooo many haters out there, the Raiders are itching to boat race the donks.

  • JB

    Raiders 31
    Denver 10
    And, it won’t even look that close.

  • raidertalk

    The hate from the media against the Raiders has been palpable everywhere this season. More so than when we were coming off of losing seasons. From Al Michaels to Petros & Money they cannot stand the thought of the Raiders coming up this year.

  • raidertalk

    If we can get some momentum going into the home-opener against the Jets by being 2-0, then we have a chance to knock those hot dog stained white-pants off the GQ modela Sanchita.
    How dare he return to Oakland after making Jamarcus Hungry like that!

  • raidertalk

    Wat up late-nite crew

  • RaiderRetribution

    Raiders’ offense has some balance, between run and pass; though running the football is our strength. In fact we will lead the NFL in rushing.

    Denver has to pass to win as they cannot run. Raiders only have problems stopping the run against premier RBs: mjd, gore, cj, foster; moreno & mac=gahee are not in their class; Mr. McFadden and Mr. M. Bush are.

  • kellygreenninja

    Talking about the possibility of Ford returning a punt to provide a spark reminds me of one of my favorite Raiders plays, and that was Tim Brown returning a punt for a TD vs. the Chiefs in 2001. Totally worth youtubing if you want to revisit it.

    Speaking of old Raiders, was at the Seattle game, and there was plenty of Raider Nation representation. Far and away I saw more Bo Jackson jerseys than any other Raider player, only fitting since we were in Seattle.

    Gordon looked real good out there. Huge target out there and he was open, and most importantly, caught the ball when it came to him.

    Hagan is fun to watch to. Caught a laser. If he isn’t active and doesn’t play Monday night, it’s a real shame.

    My guess is DHB and Ford will start. I hope Hagan gets plenty of reps, and I’m really pulling for D. Moore.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Raidertalk, I’m hearing ya.

    All I read is that the Raiders are one of the 5 worst teams in the NFL.

  • Hagar the Horrible

    Three nights of scheduled workouts under the lights with blazing loud speakers to simulate our Monday night opener is not only good and smart, but financially costly. It tells me that Hue, and his sidekick Al, really want to win the opener against the Sha-na-rat donkeys. Ya, I like that. Added effort, added work equals due diligence and that converts into a BIG WIN.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Raiders do have arguably the best front 4 on defense, they are all healthy, and they have a complete season behind them playing together, i.e., Mr. Houston is not a rookie anymore, Mr. Kelly is not an overweight, over paid DT anymore, and Mr. Shaughnessy will now be respected as is Mr. Seymour.

  • raidertalk

    kellygreenninja Says:
    September 7th, 2011 at 10:52 pm
    Talking about the possibility of Ford returning a punt to provide a spark reminds me of one of my favorite Raiders plays

    ———————————————————–

    Yeah man my hope is we can use Fords abilities to level that philidelphia uses DeSean Jackson. Ford could be a true threat to score anytime he touches the ball.

  • raidertalk

    RaiderRetribution Says:
    September 7th, 2011 at 10:53 pm
    Raidertalk, I’m hearing ya.

    All I read is that the Raiders are one of the 5 worst teams in the NFL.
    ============================================================
    Can’t say that I’m not used to it tho…
    It could actually work in our favor this year. If we fly under the radar we could suprise a lot of teams. Especially with explosivness on offense if JCamp can get his rythmn early.

  • Hagar the Horrible

    RaiderRetribution. Good points you bring up and we’ll see how they plays out in a few more days. I’m sure you’re also hoping that freaking Rolando McClain steps it up in the run game, getting to those holes a lot sooner to plug and stop them. Wimberly and Groves need to step it up as well. The Wim because he’s making the big bucks now, and the Gro because someone is going to kick his butt if he doesn’t.

  • priesttj

    Boy you guys can make a mountain out of a molehill better any old Grandma I’ve ever seen. Hagan ian’;t listed because Al Davis doesn’t want him above DHB. Some of you need an enema…..bad!

  • Hagar the Horrible

    We must not let articles about how bad we are affect us in anyway. We know there is a lot of hate towards us out there, but that’s all good. Like Raidertalk points out, it could work to our favor and I’m sure it motivates the players when they read all that garbage.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Hagar, the LB could be the suprise unit for the Raiders, even more so than our WR corp is turning out to be.

    Mr. Wimbley, Mr. McClain, and Mr. Groves had some big plays last season.

    I’m hoping coach Biekert installed a mean streak in them.

  • RaiderRetribution

    http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2011/9/1/2397734/oakland-raiders-2011-season-preview

    great article/preview on the Raiders; most accurate one [especially re: Mr. Shaughnessy]I have read to date.

  • Hagar the Horrible

    RaiderRetribution:

    Ya, thanks for sharing the article. I’m surprised the article didn’t mention anything about Taiwan Jones, but them maybe it was written before his his preseason game where he just ran the pants off everyone. He’s faster than a speeding bullet.

  • Hagar the Horrible

    Biekert, Wisniewski and Woodson as ex-players now coaching the game should show benefits as the season progresses. I would think that as a player, advise, pointers, techniques, ideas, etc., coming from a coach that’s an ex-player has added value. That coach has been there…in the big league…with the big guns…and he’s teaching from real life experience.

  • wolferaider

    Good Morning Raider Nation! I have been reading your comments for awhile now and I decided that I needed to join the forum. Die hard Raider fan since I was 3 yrs old. When asked what my favorite NFL team is I say of course the Raiders, when asked what my second favorite NFL team is I again say THE RAIDERS! Win Lose or Tie Raiders til I die! Looking forward to Monday’s game, I think that the leash will be taken off the dogs and the dogs WILL hunt. Have faith in Hugh and Coach! Football is their business ladies and business is gooooood! One Nation Raider Nation
    Oh wolferaider – Raiders 34 Donkeys 17

  • The Oracle

    @DonManoukiansNeighbor

    Put me down for a Raiders 24- Mules 17 score and push the vig.

  • http://InsidetheOaklandRaiders Goldie7

    lol I love it dude! Keep those positive vibes flowing! Yeah baby!

  • dvrick

    # TheGeneral Says:
    September 8th, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Only reason people are picking the donkeys over us is because we suck. We lost miller and nnamdi and fired cable the season is over. Little we know but they are right!!! We will lose this game no doubt!!!!!!

  • Musaeus

    With this team it doesn’t matter who the “starting receivers” are. Just as it doesn’t matter who the starting running back is. If we come out with 4 WRs we’ll have 4 starting receivers. If we come out with only 1 and then bring out 3 new ones on the next play, is there really a “starting WR”?

    What is important is who will get open the most and drop the least balls.

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