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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