By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 at 11:32 am in Oakland Raiders.
Recently acquired quarterback Carson Palmer is on the field with the rest of his new teammates, alternating snaps with Kyle Boller with the first-team offense.
It remains to be seen whether coach Hue Jackson will start Palmer on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. He told the Kansas City Star in a conference call that he isn’t sure Palmer will be ready to go so soon.
Jackson added that, it would be tough for Palmer to get up to speed in only three practices but, “If anyone can do it, he can.”
Palmer went through the paces, along with Kyle Boller and Terrelle Pryor, throwing short to intermediate passes to receivers, working on his dropbacks and footwork before taking part in full-team drills.
The Raiders are without cornerbacks Chris Johnson (hamstring) and Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring, calf), fullback Marcel Reece (ankle) and running back Rock Cartwright (undisclosed) today at practice. None played against the Cleveland Browns last Sunday.
Tight end Richard Gordon (hand), center Samson Satele (knee), wide receiver Louis Murphy (groin, hamstring) and the other players injured of late are at practice.
The Raiders signed offensive lineman Zach Hurd, 6-feet-7 and 325 pounds, to their practice squad. He is at practice and wearing No. 70. He started 39 games at right guard at Connecticut. He also spent some time with the Seattle Seahawks in training camp.
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