McClain, Shaughnessy, Reece not at practice


Fullback Marcel Reece, middle linebacker Rolando McClain and defensive end Matt Shaughnessy are not at practice today.
Reece and Shaughnessy missed the past two games, Reece with an ankle injury, Shaughnessy because of a sore shoulder. McClain hurt an ankle against the Houston Texans last Sunday.
The Raiders worked out linebackers Prescott Burgess and Kevin Malast on Tuesday, but they opted against signing either player. Also, Ricky Brown was placed on injured reserve Saturday, so he is out for the season.
For now, McClain’s backup is Darryl Blackstock, a core special teams player to date. He played under defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan with the Cincinnati Bengals in the past and in the UFL last season.
Tight end Richard Gordon (hand) also is not at practice. He did not play against the Texans as a result of the broken hand he suffered against the New England Patriots.

Cornerbacks Chris Johnson and Chimdi Chekwa are back at practice, though it appears as if they are limited. Both didn’t play against the Texans.

A player is wearing No. 32 at practice. Coincidentally, running back Nic Grigsby is not at practice. Well, at least in the white No. 32 he wore last week, when he was signed to the practice squad.
It appears as if Grigsby has been converted to defensive back. We won’t know for sure until practice ends, and coach Hue Jackson and the players are available to the media.

Kicker Sebastian Janikowski was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his four-field goal performance against the Texans.
Three of his field goals were from at least 50 yards, only the fifth time in history a player has accomplished that feat.

Rookie quarterback Terrelle Pryor is practicing with his teammates for the first time since his five-game suspension ended. The Raiders now have three quarterbacks on their roster for the first time this season.
Not that it matters much, the way Jason Campbell is playing. Backup Kyle Boller has yet to take a snap in any of Oakland’s five games.

Former Raiders running back Napoleon Kaufman is a visitor at today’s practice. Coach Hue Jackson attends the church that Kaufman preaches at in the east bay.

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  • Seymour Bush

    JB Says:
    October 12th, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    We got Curry. What’s the line on him? He was a VERY high draft pick bu why is he not working out for the Sea Hawks? Any thoughts?

    He was due to make $10mm this year and his production did not warrant that kind of money. He wouldn’t restructure. He started with Mora and Casey Bradley and went to Caroll and ken Norton Jr. who never coached LB’s in his life. Someone said they gave up on him too soon. Probably did. But they had too much money tied up in him.

  • supapimp

    damn. per cork, the raiders stole him, 7th round in ’12 and mid round pick in ’13.

  • realtruraider

    mortreport Chris Mortensen
    by CorkOnTheNFL
    Following up on the Aaron Curry trade, the Raiders will give Seahawks a 7th rounder in 2012 & conditional mid-rounder in 2013.
    9 minutes ago

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    # Seymour Bush Says:
    October 12th, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Curry was drafted by the Mora regime. This is a classic example of a new group of coaches coming in and it not being a fit. Classic Raider move.

    makes sense in 09 he was the best lb prospect hands down, and was a terror at wake forest. Maybe this is just a kid that needs afresh start. having the best lb prospects from 2 very recent drafts is a huge upgrade. I hope this kid comes in with a major chip on his shoulder and wants to prove the critics wrong

  • Oh wow SeyGlenn666 is agreeing with himself from multiple alias’s! That hardly never happens…


  • HairyBush

    Now if we can only steal Nnamdi back

  • Thec07

    MistaBrown Says:
    October 12th, 2011 at 1:36 pm
    Carroll is doing a nice job of dismantling what little Sea once had.


    LMAO…..someone is sleep walking…

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    we got him for what?!?!?! a7th rounder and a conditional mid????!


  • SilverAndBlackBleeder


  • Seymour Bush

    # Seymour Bush Says:
    October 12th, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    late round pix for certain.

    MistaBrown Says:
    October 12th, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    if you meant to say “late rounds”

    Does this gap toothed moron have any type of intelligence?

  • realtruraider

    SI_PeterKing Peter King
    by CorkOnTheNFL
    I love this Aaron Curry trade. It’s like Al made it, like he’s still alive. Good for Oakland.

  • Blackberry is having service outages internationally and in the USA. For real. Hope he has an Iphone or Android.

  • supapimp

    @313 my earlier posts was from my blackberry, but then again i’m in the city.

  • 8RaiderReign8

    Where’s the New Post?

    This is shoddy work Steve.

  • Raiders acquired OLB Aaron Curry from the Seahawks in exchange for a seventh-round pick in 2012 and a conditional mid-round pick in 2013.
    The Raiders haven’t scrapped their philosophy of trying to rehabilitate former first-round busts in the post-Al Davis era. Curry, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2009 draft, flamed out in Seattle because he lacked instincts to diagnose run plays and was a zero in pass coverage. Raiders MLB Rolando McClain suffered a potentially serious ankle injury in Week 6, and Curry could be viewed as insurance behind likely replacement starter Darryl Blackstock.

  • JB

    SilverAndBlackBleeder Says:
    October 12th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    JB – my thinking is he wasn’t a team player. Read more than a few times when he got benched his attitude completely changed. A new start is just what that type of attitude needs. He should have the mentality now that he has to earn his spot here and we might have ourselves a real player.

    Historically, that type of player has flourished in Oakland. Witness Mutuzak, Alzedo, Hendricks, etc. and recently Moss, Wimbley, Groves, etc. Curry has an opportunity to become great. That’s something that he didn’t really have in Seattle. This could be the steal of the century. I think he plays WLB but I’m not sure about that.

  • JLofty

    This sounds excellent. I am having a great Raider week. The Nation coming together as a community after Mr Davis’ passing, the crazy win in Houston, and getting meself a ticket to the Brownies game and mourning with my brethren in honor of the late great one. Now this….
    Can’t wait to party at the Coli on Sunday! The Browneyes get dumped on this week!

  • johnnyswing

    McClain isn’t at practice and hardly ever shows up on Sundays, anyway…

  • ohioraider

    Method To My Madness Says:
    October 12th, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Very important to jump out early on this team. I want our first drive to result in a TD….the crowd will be in a frenzy but that will set tone for the day. Cleveland coming off a bye so I epxect them to come out and fight

    Raiders 31
    Brown 21
    I agree, this is a team the Raiders should put away. The longer the Browns stay in it, the more confidence they’ll have.

    This is either a game where the Raiders defense starts to come into its own, in which case this team could really start to gel into a playoff contender, or the Browns offense–which is pretty pathetic–feasts on our shaky secondary.

    I’ve watched the Browns all year. Not very impressive. This is the perfect game for the Raiders to put it all together.

  • Per the Seahawk website:

    *Has started 28 of 30 career games and totaled 130 tackles, including 5.5 sacks.

    *Started 12 of 14 games during rookie season missing the final two with a shoulder injury. Totaled 60 tackles, 2.0 sacks and two forced fumbles.

    *Finest game as a rookie came in a shutout versus Jacksonville (10/11/09) after leading the team with a career-high nine tackles to go along with a sack and forced fumble.

    *Highest drafted Seahawks player since Shawn Springs was selected third overall in 1997.

    *Highest drafted linebacker in club history.

    *First linebacker chosen in first round since 1998 (Anthony Simmons).

    *Seventh time in eight years club has selected a defensive player with their first pick.

    *Third player chosen from Wake Forest since 2006 (Ryan Plackemeier, 2006; Steve Vallos, 2007.)

  • fingers


    Long Live Raider Nation…..

    Raiders 30…. Browns 20…