Raiders slog through rain, wet field at practice


Defensive end Matt Shaughnessy, cornerback Chris Johnson and fullback Marcel Reece are among those not practicing today. That brings about the prospect of the Raiders playing against the Houston Texans without three key starters.
Worse, Johnson’s backup, Chimdi Chekwa, and Reece’s backup, Richard Gordon, also aren’t practicing. Therefore, it’s likely that coach Hue Jackson’s “next-man-up” philosophy is going to be put to the test Sunday.
The Raiders have players who can fill the void if Shaughnessy can’t play for the second straight game. Trevor Scott and Jarvis Moss are capable replacements at end. Moss is practicing, even though he suffered a chest injury in practice Wednesday.

Gordon broke a hand against the New England Patriots. It’s interesting that he isn’t practicing, given he returned to action against the Patriots after his injury.
It’s conceivable that Gordon is being held out of practice so that he doesn’t aggravate his injury and that he will play Sunday. If not, the Raiders’ options are to use Michael Bush at fullback or to promote Manase Tonga from the practice squad.

Chekwa has a hamstring injury that limited his participation in practice Wednesday. If he and Johnson can’t play, it’s likely that Joe Porter will get the nod opposite Stanford Routt.
Fortunately for the Raiders, the Texans won’t have lead wide receiver Andre Johnson on Sunday. Johnson reportedly underwent surgery for a hamstring injure he suffered last Sunday, and he is expected to miss as many as three games.

Free safety Michael Huff was riding a stationary bike at practice during the media-access window. He was limited in practice Wednesday but it appears as if he’s is good to go Sunday, even though he is hobbled by an ankle injury.

Bush and Darren McFadden are practicing and showing no lingering effects from recent injuries. In Bush’s case, he hurt an ankle against the Patriots. McFadden tweaked his groin against the Jets on Sept. 25.

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  • hwnrdr

    392.Method To My Madness Says:
    October 6th, 2011 at 2:21 pm
    391.Macho Man Randy Savage Says:
    October 6th, 2011 at 2:17 pm
    i heard a rumor that clinton created fiscal surplus by reducing military spending…could work.


    He never created a surplus….thats a lie

    He used short term fianancing which is just that…short term…not sure if that was good or bad…

  • MR = Perpetual liar

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    Sept 27 2000

    “In June, the administration predicted the surplus would be $211 billion, and would increase by as much as $1 trillion over the next 10 years.Clinton also announced the federal government paid down the national debt by $223 billion this year, and by more than $360 billion since 1998, the largest debt reduction in U.S. history.”

  • raiderkoolaid

    I don’t like to get into politics on this football foram, but I don’t think there are any former slaves left living in the south, or north, or anywhere else in this country. Slavery ended 140 years ago.

  • The Oracle

    193.ghostraiders Says:
    October 6th, 2011 at 12:52 pm
    Jb. .. hopefully someone can come up with a Warren sapp. .. Nick name.. and a good one….so far the best Nick name for that fat losing back stabber is. . SAPP!!

    Warrants A Slapp !!! Bammm!

    LA, you got me?!

  • Sanjoseraidersfan

    I thought the was Raiders Blogs! seems like politics YAWN!!

  • GoodOle00

    31.Huge Action Says:
    October 6th, 2011 at 10:59 am
    Why are you trying to take credit for my name?

    raider nation station came up with that last year foo

  • qodrn

    Week One: Ghostraiders – exact score
    Week Two: Sullivan44 – closest
    Week Three: Pretty Rick – closest
    Week Four: Sullivan44

    860Todd Christensen Raiders 38 , Texans 24
    909RaiderLifer RAIDERS–34 ARMADILLO EATERS–31
    antispy3 Raiders 31 Texans 27
    CDERaider Raiders 27 Texans 19
    Chris in NY Raiders 27, Texans 17
    DeuceDeuce Raiders – 27 Texans – 24
    DMAC 31-28 Raiders
    fingers Raiders 23….Texas …20
    ghostraiders Raiders 27 Texans 23… awesome win!!
    Method To My Madness Raiders 35 Texans 17
    Oakland Raiders [BREAKING NEWS] blog on the high seas Oakland 38 Houston 17
    Otis60 Raiders 34 Texans 30
    qodrn Raiders 38 Texans 35
    r8eray 31-17 Raiders
    raiderkoolaid Raiders 31 Houston 24
    RaiderFanFromJersey Raiders 38, Texans 27
    RaiderRetribution Raiders 24 – Houston 13
    RaiderRockstar Oakland thugs 20 Houston Boots 17
    SilverNBlackPA Raiders 38 – Texans 34
    Steve Corkran: High-scoring game, with the Texans winning unless Darren McFadden is healthy and churning up a ton of yardage.
    Sullivan44 Houston 24, Raiders 20.
    TEXANFAN TEXANS 34 Raiders 0