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Ford still out, Taiwan Jones returning kicks

Wide receiver/kick returner Jacoby Ford is not at practice today as he recovers from the strained hamstring he suffered in the regular-season opener. His expected absence has cleared the way for rookie Taiwan Jones to return kicks Sunday against the New York Jets.
Jones was the lone player who returned kicks in practice today. Nick Miller replaced Ford in that capacity against the Buffalo Bills last Sunday, but he avearged only 15.3 yards on his four returns.
As a result, coach Hue Jackson said everybody is an option until further notice, or at least until Ford returns.
Jones is the so-called next man up. He returned kicks in college and has the speed to break off long returns at any time. That’s something the Raiders have lacked through their first two games, as none of their returns has reached their own 20-yard line.
Coincidentally, Miller was on kick coverage while Jones was retuning kicks.

Also, wide receiver Louis Murphy and backup safety Mike Mitchell are not at practice once again. Murphy already has said he won’t play Sunday. Mitchell has not ruled out the prospect of making his 2011 debut, though it appears unlikely, given he hasn’t practiced in a month or so.

Receiver Darrius Hewyard-Bey (knee) is at practice and running routes. He said he felt good at practice Wednesday and is hopeful of playing Sunday.

Kicker Sebastian Janikowski (foot) also is at practice. However, his contribution during the media access window consisted of working the machine that launches footballs in place of a kicker or punter. He was limited at practice Wednesday.

Cornerback Chris Johnson (groin) returned to practice after missing one day because of an injury he suffered in the regular-season opener.

Tight end Kevin Boss looked fine in practice, and he should make his Raiders debut Sunday.

No official word yet on whether Sunday’s home-opener is sold out. The Raiders aren’t required to divulge the status of the ticket count until 72 hours before kick-off. Therefore, we likely won’t know if the Raiders-Jets game is going to be televised locally until 3 hours or so from now.

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  • kidseven

    I’m just wondering how well Seabass is going to do without his lucky charm—a falsely imprisoned girl.

  • bcz24

    Sterling Moore just Tweeted “I think I got my swagga back”

    Wonder if that means he is getting activated to the 53 man roster.

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

    J Hill Says:
    September 22nd, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Here’s a thought…..

    Raiders with DHB 1-0

    Raiders without DHB 0-1
    —————————————-
    The Raiders are 1-0 on Monday.

    the Raiders are 0-1 on Sunday.

    ;-)

  • Just Win Baby

    It’s funny how many people will defend a defense that played one of the worst second halves of football in recent memory. It’s one thing to have failures on a drive or two, but to repeatedly have the same failures on EVERY drive of the second half is a good indication to me that there is a glaring deficiency on the D. Our pass rush sucked, our LB sucked and our DB sucked. Ergo, our entire defense sucked. NYJ will score 70 points on us if we play like that again.

  • raiderdeek

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@
    What,s NY’s kickers touchback ratio? Has seabass had one returned yet? By returned I mean taken out of the end zone.
    ——-
    I don’t think Nick Folk has the leg to get touchbacks nearly 100% of the time…Seabass on the other hand…i don’t think a single one has been returned actually…and I do believe at least 3 have gone through the uprights. Taking the barefoot kicking one step further…he should get a fake tatoo that says “this foots for you Rex”

  • primussuxxx

    Kidseven Says:
    September 22nd, 2011 at 12:45 pm
    I’m just wondering how well Seabass is going to do without his lucky charm—a falsely imprisoned girl.

    ———————————————————No fairshake for Seabass? Who are you? Larry Merchant?

  • ohioraider

    248.KoolKell Says:
    September 22nd, 2011 at 12:43 pm
    With DHB 105 total passing yds.

    Without DHB 323 total passing yds.
    —————————–
    With DHB: 23 pts.
    Without DHB: 35 pts.

  • hwnrdr

    251.kidseven Says:
    September 22nd, 2011 at 12:45 pm
    I’m just wondering how well Seabass is going to do without his lucky charm—a falsely imprisoned girl.

    I wonder who we pick up if the accusations stand true and he goes to jail or suspended?

  • J Hill

    but do you honestly think we would have beat Buffalo with a healthy… dhb.. I doubt it..!!

    —————————————————–

    Who knows?

    Maybe we run the ball more, chew up more clock.

    Moore would have and will play even with DHB healthy, so I think he still makes those plays.

    Hagans performance was pretty much what DHB did when he last played, so I see that as a wash.

    Again, I have no problem with Hagan being 4 and DHB 3. I think it will eventually shake out like that. I think all 4 guys are going to see time on the field though, so it’s not that big of a deal to me.

    Nicki Miller had the same so called scholarship that DHB had. He’s been terrible, so he’s being replaced. If DHB has a terrible performance, he too will be replaced. If he is as bad as you think he is, it won’t be long.

  • DutchRaider77

    Sterling Moore just Tweeted “I think I got my swagga back”

    Wonder if that means he is getting activated to the 53 man roster.

    ____________________________________________________

    There goes our diversity player…Nick Miller. So long Blanko…

  • raiderkoolaid

    That current Florida State kicker looked pretty good the other day against Oklahoma. I wouldn’t mind him being Jano’s replacement, especially if there turns out to be any credability to that girls story. I really doubt she is telling the truth, but I wasn’t there.

  • hwnrdr

    252.bcz24 Says:
    September 22nd, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    Sterling Moore just Tweeted “I think I got my swagga back”

    Wonder if that means he is getting activated to the 53 man roster.

    I would love to see that kid play…I hope he can grow and become a good one!

  • J Hill

    250.ghostraiders Says:
    September 22nd, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    C’mon jhill… dhb’s blocking is not what we needed vs Buffalo. ..it was defense!! … for crying out loud. . Our O scored 35 frigging points!!

    ——————————————————

    So you don’t think that running the ball in the 2nd half would have chewed up clock and kept that offense off the field?

    Quick hitters are nice, but those 6-7 minute drives would have iced the game for us last week with that big lead.

  • raiderkoolaid

    I hope he got activated.

  • Just Fire Baby

    The only way Taiwan could be worse than Nick Miller is if he fumbles.

  • raiderdeek

    No Nick Miller means the raiders offense gets to start somewhere further than the 15yard line…what a relief.

  • bcz24

    Judging by his last few tweets I think we activated him… Im guessing you should hear that made official by the end of the day.

  • ohioraider

    Charges against Jano won’t stick. Accuser will get ripped to shreds. Besides, I think they’re misdemeanors.

  • DutchRaider77

    That current Florida State kicker looked pretty good the other day against Oklahoma. I wouldn’t mind him being Jano’s replacement, especially if there turns out to be any credability to that girls story. I really doubt she is telling the truth, but I wasn’t there.

    ________________________________________________

    Just the fact that she really couldn’t remember what he looked like and really couldn’t find anybody saw it happening. She said she was fairly intoxicated…You juast never know.

  • Carl Weathers

    252.bcz24 Says:
    September 22nd, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    Sterling Moore just Tweeted “I think I got my swagga back”

    Wonder if that means he is getting activated to the 53 man roster.

    ************
    Nah, he’s probably just blanketing DHB in practice!

  • bcz24

    Taiwan Jones taking the opening kick off to the house. Write that down.

  • http://build-a-bully 909RaiderLifer

    Speaking of Seabass’ foot..

    What did he do to it? Drop a bottle of Goose?….

  • ghostraiders

    Jhill… dhb has all the physical qualities That a great wide receiver needs. . He’s tall.. fast.. strong dude… he even catches well.. sometimes. … What That dude lacks are qualities that guys like dmoore appear to have…. Desire.. Heart… Determination! !! Unfortunately those qualities can’t be taught!! Either you have them or you don’t!! IMO..

  • raiderdeek

    270.Carl Weathers Says:
    September 22nd, 2011 at 12:53 pm
    252.bcz24 Says:
    September 22nd, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    Sterling Moore just Tweeted “I think I got my swagga back”

    Wonder if that means he is getting activated to the 53 man roster.

    ************
    Nah, he’s probably just blanketing DHB in practice!

    ————
    he’s taking over for CJ37 who is currently being treated for 3rd degree burns suffered on Sunday.

  • JLofty

    Taiwan should be fun to watch.

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    A 2.5-pound shipment of marijuana was seized at the home of Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson on Wednesday.

    The head of the National Marijuana Initiative, a government-funded organization that coordinates marijuana enforcement, told Californiawatch.org that the home was set up as a distribution network. “They had it all set up to receive supplies of high-grade marijuana from Northern California, and from there, it was being distributed from that residence,” Tommy LaNier told the website.

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Stoli
    ___

    # 909RaiderLifer Says:
    September 22nd, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Speaking of Seabass’ foot..

    What did he do to it? Drop a bottle of Goose?….

  • Method To My Madness

    231.J Hill Says:
    September 22nd, 2011 at 12:34 pm
    Here’s a thought…..

    Raiders with DHB 1-0

    Raiders without DHB 0-1

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

    LOL did I not say the DHB lovers would say this

    Here’s a fact….the offense looked much better and JC looked more confident without DHB on the field

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    “Investors on Wall Street and around the world sold stocks with abandon Thursday, more convinced than ever that the United States and perhaps the globe are headed for a new recession”

    mope & change

  • ghostraiders

    Jhill. .. our offense has to score tds. .. I think its dopey to tell an offense… ” you guys scored too fast” … unless your driving for a winning score with less than 2 min inside the one yard li ne.. or something like that… we weren’t there…

  • Method To My Madness

    276.MistaBrown Says:
    September 22nd, 2011 at 12:58 pm
    A 2.5-pound shipment of marijuana was seized at the home of Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson on Wednesday.

    The head of the National Marijuana Initiative, a government-funded organization that coordinates marijuana enforcement, told Californiawatch.org that the home was set up as a distribution network. “They had it all set up to receive supplies of high-grade marijuana from Northern California, and from there, it was being distributed from that residence,” Tommy LaNier told the website.

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

    Norcal Weed> everyone else’s unless you in Oregon or Washington state, Hawaii

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    I dont see any reason why JC shouldn’t be comfortable playing 10 on 11 with the guys on the other team.
    ______

    # Method To My Madness Says:
    September 22nd, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Here’s a fact….the offense looked much better and JC looked more confident without DHB on the field

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    mope & change & socialism & marxism running strong 3 years

  • Method To My Madness

    242.J Hill Says:
    September 22nd, 2011 at 12:39 pm
    Did DMac get 100 yds rushing with DHB out this weekend?

    Hmmmm ….

    DHB and Chaz on the field at the same time = 2 big muhfuhhgin WRs blocking when we run the ball. And we are a run first team, right?

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

    Denver’s dline vs buffalo’s dline……..okay you LOSE

  • RaiderRockstar

    This is for RRS, DVD in coverage, right there just needed to turn and take

    some of these guys here have a stiffy for CJ37 for some reason that obviously goes beyond his play on the field.

    ***

    Carl Weathers,

    nobody is questioning DVD’s speed. He can probably run step for step with any receiver in the league. He’s a track guy – like DHB. Does he have any corner skills? what exactly did he do in college to merit a 3rd round selection?

    I’m rooting for CJ37 because I think he’s underrated and he’s obviously the 2nd best CB on the team. the starter opposite Routt.

    Hue Jackson isn’t playing the BLAME game and if you love the guy so much, listen to what he says!

    Stevie Johnson is a good WR and Ryan Fitzpatrick is a good QB. the Raiders didn’t sack him in 46 pass attempts. We lost the game because Chan Gailey beat Chuck B in the chess match. You lose games when you can’t stuff the run and you can’t get after the QB. Your only hope is to outscore them. Saying CJ37 (playing with a groin injury) is the reason we lost = dumbest comment of the day. Sorry bro

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post!

  • Raider J

    Who is starting at CB?

  • ghostraiders

    You know what’s a better question. …. if you had to cut one Guy. . Chaz or dhb?? .. I would rather keep dhb…. !!! Man!! That sucks. . But chaz bono has the same amount of receptions as chaz schilens this season..

  • ohioraider

    Chaz Bono a much better fit at WLB.

  • http://ibabuss.com antispy3

    A Ford shutdown for the sake of Taiwan (Jones).

    Will play out better against Detroit.

  • http://ibabuss.com antispy3

    Madness, @ post #281 you got that right. Used to market the BC variety b4 9/11. Keep us outta the loop, thanks. Steer them to Humboldt (sp?) County, please. . .

  • ghostraiders

    New podt

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