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McClain, Chekwa, Johnson, Cartwright not practicing

By Steve Corkran
Thursday, October 20th, 2011 at 10:54 am in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders are relatively healthy for it being six games into the season. Even so, they still are without a handful of players as they near their game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
Middle linebacker Rolando McClain (ankle), fullback Marcel Reece (ankle), cornerbacks Chris Johnson (hamstring) and Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring) and running back Rock Cartwright (knee) aren’t practicing today.
Chekwa and Reece are working with trainers on an adjacent field, going through agility drills and testing out their injured parts. At this point, it’s a stretch to envision either of them playing Sunday.
Given the Raiders have a bye after the Chiefs game, it makes perfect sense to give them two more weeks to recover and get back into football shape and then turn them loose for the final nine games.

Quarterback Carson Palmer was spotted throwing sideline passes to tight end Kevin Boss in the first portion of practice, as offensive coordinator Al Saunders looked on and dished out pointers.
Suffice, Palmer’s arm strength is just fine. His passes arrive in a hurry, in a tight spiral. So, cross off arm strength from your list of possible concerns.

The Raiders have not announced whether Sunday’s game is sold out. The deadline is 1:05 p.m. today. The Raiders have sold out all three of their regular-season home games this season.

The Raiders are in the midst of an eight-game winning streak against AFC West opponents. That is the longest such active streak of any team in the league.
Coincidentally, the Chiefs were the last AFC West team to beat the Raiders, and it came in Oakland on Nov. 15, 2009.

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  • ghostraiders

    We wouldn’t have sold out vs Cleveland if Amy trask doesn’t start giving tickets away last week!! This is the kind of b.s. That could drive the raiders back to l.a…

  • http://InsidetheOaklandRaiders Goldie7

    241.LA to TheBay Says:
    October 20th, 2011 at 12:56 pm
    hwnrdr Says:
    October 20th, 2011 at 12:54 pm
    Well, usually when Raiders ask for an extension, it’s because they are really close!

    ———

    Expect a lot of derelicts and teenagers at the game screaming “Go A’s!”
    ************************

    lol…Too funny:)

  • http://build-a-bully 909RaiderLifer

    Expect a lot of derelicts and teenagers at the game screaming “Go A’s!”

    “““““““““““““““““““““““““““`
    I don’t know why, but that is effin funny…

  • http://InsidetheOaklandRaiders Goldie7

    :)

  • kellygreenninja

    No to T.O. Just like the last couple of years around here. The rigid belief in sticking to home-grown young receivers is finally paying off, let’s keep it that way. And Hagan can stay too, really like that guy.

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    Dial B for Blitz?

    Just thinking back to our last game against KC.

    Raiders brought the heat and paved the way for the Ravens to knock ‘em out of the playoffs.

    Al was alive then (apprently, or least that’s the rumor…) and wasn’t a mass proponent of the blitz.

    Last week with B running the D, Raiders blitzed like Hitler in ’39.

    Leave’s one to wonder in which quarter of this Sunday’s game will Cassel go down and not get up…

  • ghostraiders

    If Raiders announced that cp3 was the starter vs kc… I assure you… we would sell out!!

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

    neilb Says:
    October 20th, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Rockstar is Ray Mears.
    ________________________________________________________

    you mean a guy that like to live in the woods and has a fat arse?

    thats not nice to RRS =)

  • Method To My Madness

    193.ddsman Says:
    October 20th, 2011 at 12:37 pm
    Anytime I read a “Method To My Madness” comment, it makes me throw up in my own mouth. Seriously, he is like that kid in class that nobody liked so he would just yell out controversial things to get attention. Reading his homie-g slang, grammatical error ridden, unintelligible posts is enough to make me stop looking over the comments all together. Albeit, there is great insight from most of you, its hard to ignore his nonsense.

    From us to you…STFU or try to be contributory.

    *************************

    First off go fk yourself you little fiary ass pansy…dont know who you to come at me…i’ll post what I want to…and whatthe fk are you gonna do about it? Not one fking thing but whine like a btch….you dont like it? Dare you to do something about it. Who gives a fk about grammatical errors…this isnt ENGLISH CLASS…its a fkin Raider blog. As far as great insight I bet I get get at least 30 folks in hre to speak on my behalf as well as the bloggers who have met me at games…..personally attacking me when I dont know who you are shows how much a fking coward and chump you are but…………………

    IF YOU GOT ANY PROBLEMS i’ll be there sunday and we can discuss em patna! b auce_2010@yahoo.com…..get at me or shut da fk up you jcat

  • raiderjhawk

    Alright fellows… just about time to go play ping pong and than punch out for the day!

    CODE BLACK!

  • http://InsidetheOaklandRaiders Goldie7

    Matt Cassel is a good QB, but like Phil Rivers & Kyle Orton … always seems to struggle versus Oakland

    I like it.

    RAID the cassel

    ********************************
    Now that just awesome great news!

  • Method To My Madness

    From us to you…STFU or try to be contributory.

    **********************

    You aint aprt of “us” for damn sure

  • http://InsidetheOaklandRaiders Goldie7

    260.raiderjhawk Says:
    October 20th, 2011 at 1:01 pm
    Alright fellows… just about time to go play ping pong and than punch out for the day!

    CODE BLACK!

    **************************
    Later

  • Method To My Madness

    CODE BLACK<——guess who coined that TSman?….now go to hell with gasoline pants on

  • RaiderRockstar

    which quarter of this Sunday’s game will Cassel go down and not get up…

    ***

    LIB,

    Week 17 against KC Groves, Moss & Bryant looked like Pro Bowlers

    I think DVD will bend, but not break and he’ll have help over the top from Huff

    Raiders 13
    KC 10

    Cassel stays in (battered & bruised) during the game, but they find out he’ll miss 2-3 weeks following the loss

  • http://InsidetheOaklandRaiders Goldie7

    Stay calm…Method. lol

  • http://build-a-bully 909RaiderLifer

    FYI:

    This weeks Raider game will NOT be televised in SO-CAL

    Local dive time again….

  • LA to TheBay

    As far as great insight I bet I get get at least 30 folks in hre to speak on my behalf
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  • http://www.AmyTraskshouldbeonmountrushmore.com Whats a Drexl?

    Method To My Madness Says:
    October 20th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    From us to you…STFU or try to be contributory.

    **********************

    You aint aprt of “us” for damn sure
    ==================================
    tell him to go feed the mouse in his pocket.

  • raiderjhawk

    Doesn’t TS stand for transvestite?

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    RRS,

    Someone needs to add up all the opposing team players who’ve sustained injuries under our cleats….

  • raiderjhawk

    RAIDERS 38 – squaws 6

    Crystal ball baby! Raid the Castle!

  • RaiderRockstar

    I love my wife, but she planned my sister’s baby shower for this Sunday at 2pm at our house!

    what was she thinking ???

    She knows how much I love the Raiders and hate the Chiefs. I normally don’t even answer my cell phone on KC/OAK gamedays. It’s like the Superbowl in my neck of the woods.

    Uncle RRS in December

  • raiderjhawk

    Lowdown, I was telling someone that the other day.

    Teams cannot play us and leave unscathed.

    Someone from the opposing team will always get hurt, all because Hue called in the Code Black!

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    MTMM,

    got some 56% alcohol wine here the locals drink (shudder)…it may take the edge off the remarks of those lesser than you.

    Don’t get banned agin my Raider brother.

    LA2bay,

    Put me down as having ur back (just not your backside)…

  • RaiderRockstar

    Someone needs to add up all the opposing team players who’ve sustained injuries under our cleats….

    ***

    Injured Raiders 12

    Injured opponents 57

  • crazy_eyepatch

    VittorioTafur Vittorio Tafur
    Janikowski nursing hamstring injury that flared up, Hue says we’ll see how he feels Friday
    3 minutes ago

    Not good news.

  • http://InsidetheOaklandRaiders Goldie7

    273.RaiderRockstar Says:
    October 20th, 2011 at 1:07 pm
    I love my wife, but she planned my sister’s baby shower for this Sunday at 2pm at our house!

    what was she thinking ???

    She knows how much I love the Raiders and hate the Chiefs. I normally don’t even answer my cell phone on KC/OAK gamedays. It’s like the Superbowl in my neck of the woods.

    Uncle RRS in December

    Give in to the Wifey Rockstar…you’ll be happier in the long run. lol

  • ArmChair GM

    Method To My Madness Says:
    October 20th, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    As far as great insight I bet I get get at least 30 folks in here to speak on my behalf
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    _____________________________________________________

    Brien is ‘Town Bizness’. Add me to the list.

  • RaiderRockstar

    the Chiefs were the last AFC West team to beat the Raiders, and it came in Oakland on Nov. 15, 2009.

    ***

    Thanks Steve. MOTIVATION

  • ArmChair GM

    Why so many damn HAMMY injuries on our team the last two seasons?????

    Who is the Strength and Conditioning coach again?

  • LA to TheBay

    Not my intention, but why not?

    Got B’s Back List

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    2. ArmChair GM
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  • bcz24

    273.RaiderRockstar Says:
    October 20th, 2011 at 1:07 pm
    I love my wife, but she planned my sister’s baby shower for this Sunday at 2pm at our house!

    what was she thinking ???

    She knows how much I love the Raiders and hate the Chiefs. I normally don’t even answer my cell phone on KC/OAK gamedays. It’s like the Superbowl in my neck of the woods.

    Uncle RRS in December
    **************************
    20″ tv and hide in the bathroom?

  • Method To My Madness

    281.ArmChair GM Says:
    October 20th, 2011 at 1:11 pm
    Why so many damn HAMMY injuries on our team the last two seasons?????

    Who is the Strength and Conditioning coach again?

    ******************

    Brad Roll

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    “Knowshon Moreno suffered a rib injury in Sunday’s loss to the Raiders.

    According to CMR, he took a nasty hit to his abdomen area in the first quarter of the game against the Oakland Raiders and didn’t get back on the field.”

  • bcz24

    ArmChair GM Says:
    October 20th, 2011 at 1:11 pm
    Why so many damn HAMMY injuries on our team the last two seasons?????
    ************************
    Hammy injuries are on the rise nationwide, not just in the black hole.

  • Method To My Madness

    brb….fkin boss gettin on nerve lol…wait i dont have a job hahaha….see ya in a sec

  • RaiderRockstar

    As far as great insight I bet I get get at least 30 folks in here to speak on my behalf

    ***

    ROG is a stud. semi-pro blogger for sure

    just needs to calm down and keep the clown bashing to a minimum – even though it’s mostly hilarious

  • http://build-a-bully 909RaiderLifer

    Lowdown_in_Beijing Says:
    October 20th, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Leave’s one to wonder in which quarter of this Sunday’s game will Cassel go down and not get up…

    “““““““““““““““““““““““““““`
    I’ll put $5 on 8:32 mark 3rd qtr.

    We beat the dogcrap outta poor little Colt, I was shocked to see him get up after Giadornio smashed him on that blind side blitz….

  • RaiderRockstar

    back 2 work – later gents!

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    909…

    Got you down.

    That blind side hit would make a great trading card for Colt.

  • http://build-a-bully 909RaiderLifer

    Not my intention, but why not?

    Got B’s Back List

    “““““““““““““““““““““““““““`
    909, has always had Bri3n’s back. Good dude, tells it like it is….

  • http://InsidetheOaklandRaiders Goldie7

    Later Rockstar.

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    One of my favorites:

    Mario Williams Injury: Texans LB Out For Entire 2011 Season, According To Report

    The Houston Texans are shutting down Mario Williams for the season, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports. It was reported on Monday morning that Williams suffered a torn pectoral muscle and his 2011 season was in jeopardy. It appears his season will end.

    Williams suffered the injury sacking Jason Campbell in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders. He left the game and never returned.

    Williams’ loss is a significant one for Houston, who has been dealing with injuries to star players like Arian Foster and Andre Johnson this season. He was the team’s leading pass rusher with five sacks and looked solid in his transition to outside linebacker from defensive end.

  • hwnrdr

    Got B’s Back List

    1. LA to TheBay
    2. ArmChair GM
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    Hey met the guy…he’s cool! And very very knowledgeable than most people his age!

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    I GOT U BRIEN,PUT ME ON THAT LIST…

  • RaiderLen

    LA To TheBay Says:
    October 20th, 2011 at 1:11 pm
    Not my intention, but why not?

    Got B’s Back List

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    ————————-
    Add please.

    B knows his schiite.

  • hwnrdr

    hwnrdr Says:
    October 20th, 2011 at 1:21 pm
    Got B’s Back List

    1. LA to TheBay
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    There you go!

  • http://InsidetheOaklandRaiders Goldie7

    Yep Method is cool and always standing up for the Raider way. lol

  • RaiderLen

    Hwnrdr Says:
    October 20th, 2011 at 1:24 pm
    hwnrdr Says:
    October 20th, 2011 at 1:21 pm
    Got B’s Back List

    1. LA to TheBay
    2. ArmChair GM
    3. Lowdown_in_Beijing
    4.Hwnrdr
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    There you go!
    ——————–
    Ha did it myself