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LB Brown placed on injured reserve, FB Tonga signed

The Raiders placed veteran linebacker Ricky Brown (concussion) on injured reserve. To take Brown’s spot on the 53-man roster, the Raiders signed fullback Manase Tonga from the practice squad.
Tonga spent 2010 on the Raiders practice squad. It’s likely that he will be used at fullback against the Houston Texans on Sunday if regular Marcel Reece isn’t able to play. Reece is bothered by a sore ankle.
It seems weird talking about on-field news in light of managing general partner Al Davis’ passing. However, it also illustrates how the beat goes on. It’s the way Davis woud want things, no doubt.

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  • http://www.wasRaider75.com wasbanned

    r8eray Says:
    October 8th, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Jerry cryin on NFL
    …..

    true class.

  • Dakota

    DHB deactivated for the game tomorrow?

  • EMRaiders

    Jerry Jones got all chocked up on NFL network. Now I am crying again…

  • Method To My Madness

    TONGA!

  • personal foul

    No doubt at all, Steve. Thanks for the update.

  • VanHeathen

    Me too EM…
    Can’t get grip on this.

  • Method To My Madness

    Yes my boy Tonga is out there…..we gonna smash. The bully is coming

  • Master Beeecham

    I’m gonna lay off you today, Nob Raider, because we’re in mourning. But come Monday you’re my humble minion once again.

    Brahs I’ve got a special commemorative Al Reggae Party Cruise planned for tonight.

    Having the yacht painted Silver & Black, making all my ladies wear eye patches and got a Lane Kiffen blow up doll we’ll tossing on the bbq next to the lobster tails.

    Even when I’m performing a 3 hour Menage A Trois tonight with a few smoking strippers from Spearmint Rhino, I’ll be doing so with a tear in my eye.

    OCCUPY KANE

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    severeraiderz Says:
    October 8th, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    LMN is more concerned with how people talk about his coach than how his coach treated the now deceased owner of his “favorite team”…..speechless
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    no sir, you are wrong it was a repost about some guys here smacktalked guys not even here, guys like MR KoolKel and others…

    I merely said it was tasteless that people here would bithcfight and backtalk people on a this day, a day where we all should mourn!

  • http://www.wasRaider75.com wasbanned

    Jerry Jones is giving the classiest interview yet on the passing of Al Davis.

    Emotional, heartfelt, and complimentary.

  • Dakota

    I am sure Tatum, Upshaw and Blanda are sharing stories as we speak.

  • http://www.raidernationpodcast.com/ r8eray

    B, what a day…

    Gonna pop open a beer here in a minute…maybe a few!

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    Severe…

    futhermore, it was freakish incidental that it was a Kiffin thread..

  • Dakota

    I am sure Tatum, Upshaw and Blanda are sharing stories (with Al) as we speak.

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    man wish i could watch this stuff today. Im stuck at work.

  • aig-raiders

    Dakota Says:
    October 8th, 2011 at 1:43 pm
    DHB deactivated for the game tomorrow?
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    It had to be you to crack a wise one. Pretty funny though. I wonder if Chuck will blitz and play more zone or just go vanilla man in honor of the al.

  • Master Beeecham

    Great point, La Milicia Douchebagga. Now hustle your Euro Trash futbol loving back side over to Arsenal’s web site. Loser.

    I merely said it was tasteless that people here would bithcfight and backtalk people on a this day, a day where we all should mourn!

  • Thec07

    The sports world recognizes sports frnchises as “nations”…We all know in sports exist only
    1 NATION…..Create by Mr. Davis…

  • http://www.raidernationpodcast.com/ r8eray

    DHB on the practice squad??

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    First real Raider memory: Kenny King taking a kick back from 3 yards deep in the end zone. Just remember those high top cleats and the announcers going nuts that he took it 103 yards

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    Who would vote for Gruden for GM?

  • http://www.wasRaider75.com wasbanned

    I will be in Houston tomorrow. Sure will be emotional when the team hits the field.

  • Thec07

    The Raiders from 68-78….Wow…

  • lefty12

    Dan-HELL NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    Master Beeecham Says:
    October 8th, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Great point, La Milicia Douchebagga. Now hustle your Euro Trash futbol loving back side over to Arsenal’s web site. Loser.

    I merely said it was tasteless that people here would bithcfight and backtalk people on a this day, a day where we all should mourn!
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    what the freck are you talking about?? ARSNAL??? jesus..

    Well I just watched the Danish championship in american football, crazy game, really good game, and I think you would have been entertained, though the level is merely near college level…

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    What about Parcels?

  • EMRaiders

    Willie Brown interview on NFL network at Alameda now. “Tough to fill his shoes” “He was the leader” – Willie Brown

  • Dakota

    I hope the family doesn’t hire a GM in the middle of the season. Let Hue run things and then make a search in the offseason.

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    DonManoukiansNeighbor Says:
    October 8th, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Who would vote for Gruden for GM?
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    NO way! LOL I rather have Tom Cable! If I had the choice I would choose Amy!

  • tuckrulefool

    With Al gone, who will be defensive coordinator tomorrow ??

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    Dakota Says:
    October 8th, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    I hope the family doesn’t hire a GM in the middle of the season. Let Hue run things and then make a search in the offseason.
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    I Agree!

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    Lane Kiffin issues a tasteful, dignified statement.

    TOMORROW: Suns rises in west, Pope discovered to be Buddhist.

  • EMRaiders

    Willie Brown said alot right before breaking into tears…

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    No it would be to soon this season. But I think the only right fit is Otto, Madden or Parcels. And I say Parcels because Al would have loved to have him.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Bring Ron Wolf back to run the Raiders.

  • Pride and Poise

    Danish american football???

    not competitive… at all.

    http://www.americanfootball2011.com/en/

    NEXT!

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    I could see Parcells doing it now that he would have complete control.

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    Parcells would rock with the talent we have.

  • Method To My Madness

    Man cant remember my first memory. It was just a for sure thing in my family that you are a Raider. All the older folks would talk of the old days and that they will come home one day.

    My early years it was crazy to even that Oakland had a team at one time and that they were in LA.

    For them to come back up North and Al decide to take his rest with these people says alot.

    ArmChair talks about the love affair the people have for the Raiders in the bay area especially Oakland. He is correct

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    Pride and Poise Says:
    October 8th, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Danish american football???

    not competitive… at all.

    http://www.americanfootball2011.com/en/

    NEXT!
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    of course its competitive, that said, it wouldnt have chance against the best college teams, on each team there are several americans and Mermaid Bowl is big game here =)

  • tuckrulefool

    Look for us to resemble the other 31 teams on defense. If not tomorrow by the end of the year. Also look for Rod Woodson and his ideas to REALLY come out now.

    RW for DC next year (before he bolts somewhere else).

    Bet Nnamdi more than ever wishes he dit piss Al off over the past couple of seasons. He likely would still be here otherwise…

    Sad day especially for Al’s family.

    Silver and Black lining?

    Medium to long term outcome? The losing shackles are finally off this franchise. No more Heyward-Beys or undeserved scholorships for that matter.

    Might even see a defensive head coach sometime this decade. (That said, I really hope Hue stays a long time)

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    I HEARD AT WORK THIS AM,I HAD 2 ACTUALLY SIT DOWN AND COLLECT MYSELF.THIS IS A HARD ONE,VERY HARD.NOT MUCH 4 WORDS.JUST DONT KNOW WHAT 2 SAY..JUST WIN BABY..

  • Raiders for life

    22.wasbanned Says:
    October 8th, 2011 at 1:53 pm
    I will be in Houston tomorrow. Sure will be emotional when the team hits the field.

    ########################################

    While you are at the game, could you tip your hat or bow your head for all of the Raider Nation, it would be much appreciated. Represent.

  • TheToozFan55

    I’ll be crushed if we lose this game. But i sure don’t think we will!

  • The Oracle

    RaiderDuck Says:
    October 8th, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Lane Kiffin issues a tasteful, dignified statement.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    That biatch is doing that statement to clear his own image, don’t buy his BS.

  • ArtilleryShell

    I am proud of you guys. This was hard on me, and i share all of the Al Davis sentiments. I took the news hard, and I know we have a lot of moving forward issues to discuss, but this weekend is about the legend and icon, not the flawed human whose body finally left it all on the gridiron. When he didn’t travel to the Buffalo game, I knew he was bad, but death never crossed my mind, although it should have. If nothing else, Al loved the Raiders. His story was inspirational and I am hurt. I go back to the early 70′s so I lived Raider history with him, the Ghost to the Post, the Immaculate Reception, the Holy Roller, the Sea of Hands I saw these games. Anyone who goes back that far can appreciate Al, despite recent events. God Bless his family, it was always my dream to meet him and work for the team as a scout.

  • oldschoolraider

    Steve, any thoughts on the reasoning behind placing Brown on IR. WAs his concussion so serious that we would lose him for the season?

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