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Amid Twitter reports from the NFL Network’s Jason LaCanfora and ESPN’s Adam Schefter the Raiders were looking at place kickers, Sebastian Janikowski was moving very slowly and operating the JUGS machine during kickoff drills.

No names have surfaced as potential replacement’s for Sunday’s game against Kansas City.

Obviously, Janikoiwski would be a huge loss. He is in the best stretch of his career, having converted 12 or 13 field goal attempts with the lone miss coming from 56 yards out. He’s hit five kicks from 50 or more, including tying the NFL record from 63 yards out in Week 1 against Denver.

Coach Hue Jackson (surprise!) was non-specific about Janikowski’s injury Thursday, saying only, “it kind of flared up.”

Exactly when it flared up is open to question, but it’s conceivable it happened against Cleveland. Janikowski wasn’t listed as being injured on Wednesday, however.

Janikowski nailed a 48-yard field goal against the Browns, but didn’t have the usual distance on his kickoffs. He had only one touchback in five kicks and hit some low line drives.

On a potential 53-yard field goal attempt, the Raiders instead ran a fake, with Shane Lechler throwing 35 yards to Kevin Boss _ a decision made easier if your kicker is hurting.

No real changes apparent from the previous two days of media windows. Kyle Boller was the quarterback with the first team when team sessions began for the third straight day. Jackson indicated he could reach a decision on whether Boller or Carson Palmer would start against the Chiefs on Friday, but that’s unlikely to happen in an open forum.

He said he’d probably make the call while having his weekly “Irish coffee” Friday evening. Chances are, that means the only people who find out are the CBS TV production crew on Saturday.

It didn’t appear that middle linebacker Rolando McClain would be practicing, although since he hasn’t been working with the rehab staff off to the side, it’s decent bet that he’ll play. Fullback Marcel Reece is still with the rehab staff, but cornerback Chmidi Chekwa jogged on to the field late with a helmet.

Cornerback Chris Johnson was spotted in the parking lot as practice was underway, so the best-case scenario for him would be to heal up during the bye week following the Chiefs game.

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  • Raiders_83

    LMAO
    ***********

    @PGutierrezCSNPaul Gutierrez

    “I don’t think we can talk.” – one of the three placekickers working out for the @Raiders today, when asked if he could talk

    52 minutes agovia web

  • LA to TheBay

    Also clean up the onside kick coverage. that was also pathetic. c’mon guys…
    ———

    Offsides and illegally touched.

  • LA to TheBay

    @PGutierrezCSNPaul Gutierrez

    “I don’t think we can talk.” – one of the three placekickers working out for the @Raiders today, when asked if he could talk

    52 minutes agovia web

    ———–

    Good to know some things don’t change ’round here.

  • L.A. Raider Dave

    Oh yeah, that Onside was pure BS!!!! Thanks for reminding me!

  • JB

    Officially a sellout & will be televised.

    Jerrymcd Jerry McDonald
    Raiders game a sellout . . . fans can tune to see who is the quarterback and place kicker. No decision Palmer/Boller. Seabass hurting

  • L.A. Raider Dave

    Chucky B was always going into prevent in the 4th 2 min drill, some things never change.

  • Raider Riff

    schefter now reporting that carson isnt starting.

    which is it schefty? is he starting or is he not? WRONG AGAIN DONKEY LOVER!

    that guy is such a clown. always saying that he has an inside source within the raiders. like anyone would actually talk to that fool.

  • aig-raiders

    Asking for a fight over an internet blog?

    Kinda remind me of the scene where Batman runs around asking these villains who they are while Batman himself is wearing a mask. 🙂

  • mikedlopes

    Raiders: 37 – Chiefs: 17

    Boller is god!

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    HWNRDR,DAMN,GUESS I BETTER COME BY AND REFEREE / MAKE SURE THE COCTAIL’S R FLOWING.SOUNDS LIKE A SEMI-PRO CONVENTION…

  • hwnrdr

    311.DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL Says:
    October 21st, 2011 at 1:48 pm
    HWNRDR,DAMN,GUESS I BETTER COME BY AND REFEREE / MAKE SURE THE COCTAIL’S R FLOWING.SOUNDS LIKE A SEMI-PRO CONVENTION…

    LOL…hey you’re welcome to join in…

  • JLofty

    No Seabass and a first time starting QB (for us). Jlofty wants to throttle down on the prediction.
    Raiders 24 – Queefs 13
    DST TD for the home team. Cassell goes down, and misses some action.

  • hwnrdr

    I don’t like to bet on my teams anymore, because I don’t like to jinx…but I hope that they come to play, despite all the distractions of these last 2 weeks!

  • lefty12

    Hwnrdr-I think the distractions affect the fans more than the players.They know they have a job to do and players are injured all the time.They know the score-next man up.

  • I think Hue has that locker room ready, they believe in him.

  • hwnrdr

    315.lefty12 Says:
    October 21st, 2011 at 2:05 pm
    Hwnrdr-I think the distractions affect the fans more than the players.They know they have a job to do and players are injured all the time.They know the score-next man up.

    True…I think Hue will have them motivated to play!

  • JLofty

    HUGE!

  • Priest

    My left leg is in a cast from hip to toes. Shattered tibua, lol.

  • lefty12

    We need Jerry back,Corkran doesn’t seem up to the task of keeping this place up to the minute.News that should be reported-Sell-out,HJ speaking to the press after practice,and C.Bres speaking to the press after practice.Who knows what else we aren’t getting the info on?

  • zopi

    If they Janiko can’t go, and they do sign an emergency kicker, can Lechler kick FGs and extra points?

    Maybe not 50+, but he could handle them from 40 in.

    The chefs can be had with a strong defensive game. The word is out that the Raiders have gotten more aggressive in their play call. Curry can only help the defense now in his second round. Lost in all the Campbell-Carson transition, was the play of RoMac against Cleveland. He looked aggressive and moving forward more than he had before.

    Seymour has also stepped it out the last two games, however, losing Shonasty is going to hurt, specially in the line rotations. But, with Moss, Kelly, Hendu, Bryant and Trevor Scott the chefs should still have a tough going, the chefs’ offense has been limited to say the least. They’re passing game is weak. The Raider DLine should dominate the LOS, if this happens it really shouldn’t matter who plays QB, but JMac is right it probably matters most to have Janiko healthy.

    Many times I have asked is why is it that the local “insiders” are always getting out-insided by the BSPN and Jay Glazer. When was the last time you heard in the national media, that one of our “insiders” broke a major story on the Raiders. Or is it possible that Cork or JMac is the “inside sources” quoted by the national media?

  • Kell, you’re lucky Priest didn’t break the other one!

  • 860Todd Christensen Says:
    October 21st, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Kell, you’re lucky Priest didn’t break the other one!
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    I’m 59 years old, you think I’m going out to fight somebody over some blog nonsense?

  • Makes sense!

  • hwnrdr

    Slow moving day…no new post…alright fellas…
    Those going on Sunday…see you there! Peace out!

  • lefty12

    Sorry to hear about your leg,KK.Hope you heal ok.Things take us old guys longer to heal.Fractured my shoulder over a year ago and with the cooler weather it still hurts.

  • raiderinparadise

    I’m really nervous now. You can make an arguement seabass is our MVP. Plus McClain might not start, and Boller might start. Cheifs got blown-out first 3 games because they had 9 turnovers, then in last 3 games combined they have had only 1 !!!! reason being they have been more competitive. We need to win the turnover battle.

  • LA to TheBay

    Or is it possible that Cork or JMac is the “inside sources” quoted by the national media?
    ——–

    Doubt it.

    Contracts, trades, roster moves: Schefter, Mort, Individual player’s Twitter acct., etc.

    Practice notes, player interviews, random thoughts: Jerry McD and Steverino.

  • Thanks Lefty, A Full leg cast is no picnic. 4 more weeks in it. Thank god for percocet. 😉

  • LA to TheBay

    KoolKell Says:
    October 21st, 2011 at 2:07 pm
    I think Hue has that locker room ready, they believe in him.

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    And they’re scared sh;tless of being demoted or fired.

  • DMAC

    Raiders coach Hue Jackson hinted on his radio show Friday that he may use more than one quarterback in Week 7 against the Chiefs.
    The Raiders could start Kyle Boller, but give Carson Palmer snaps as a means of “easing in” their new franchise quarterback. It’s interesting to note that Jackson also gave Terrelle Pryor first-team practice reps throughout the week, perhaps an indication that the rookie could be mixed in as a package player. Clearly, it’s a situation to stay away from in all fantasy leagues.
    Related: Carson Palmer, Terrelle Pryor
    Source: John Dickinson on Twitter

    =========
    Maybe we see all 3!

  • Kell, can you kick 60 yards with it? I have a job for you this weekend!

  • DMAC

    Anyways I’d luv to chat, but I gotta run.

    Have a good weekend peoples!

    See ya’ll at the game!

  • LA to TheBay

    Media is scrambling re: Raiders right now.

  • SilverAndBlackBleeder

    Post 332 – you guys are a riot! Lol Enjoy the weekend fellas. I’ll holla at ya’ll Sunday.

  • LA to TheBay

    Where’s the fix, Jer?

  • And they’re scared sh;tless of being demoted or fired.
    —————————————–
    Exactly.

    Knowing Hue Jackson, we may well see some Pryor Wildcat Sunday.

  • I can see the headline now:

    “Two middle aged Raider fans arrested for disturbing the peace, outside of ‘Raider Image’ store.”

    Two men wearing Raider T-shirts were arrested Friday afternoon at 3:15pm. On charges of disturbing the peace.

    Witnesses at the scene in front of a Bay Area Raider Image store, described the encounter as “amusing” at first, with the sight of two middle aged men exchanging childish insults at one another.

    One witness overheard the exchange, noting that one of the men was calling the other a “Pootbutt” and a “Davis bootlicker” over, and over, and over again. While all the time the second man was repeatedly screaming, “You don’t know anything about football PERIOD.”

    The witness also said he called the cops, in fear that his ears were about to start bleeding.

    The names of the men were not released by police. But, sources say that one is a local realtor, and world traveler. The second man is believed to be , although not confirmed, a former Raider employee, and a semi pro blogger.

  • morilla

    Can someone please logically explain to me why so many people are picking the Chiefs to win this game. I honestly don’t get it.

  • lefty12

    I used to enjoy Corkran’s articles in the paper,but he seems to think this blog is like the print-one or two articles a day hours after the news is out.Jer used to file numerous reports every day-guess he spoiled us.

  • JB

    KoolKell Says:
    October 21st, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    And they’re scared sh;tless of being demoted or fired.
    —————————————–
    Exactly.

    Knowing Hue Jackson, we may well see some Pryor Wildcat Sunday.
    ***********************

    Knowing Jackson so far: Anything is possible and probable. He takes creativity to a new level which is great if it means more points & a WIN.

  • Good one, 909,lmfao!

  • LA to TheBay

    Hue’s presser already on Raiders.com

    God bless the 21st Century.

  • LA to TheBay

    909RaiderLifer Says:
    October 21st, 2011 at 2:31 pm
    I can see the headline now:

    “Two middle aged Raider fans arrested for disturbing the peace, outside of ‘Raider Image’ store.”

    Two men wearing Raider T-shirts were arrested Friday afternoon at 3:15pm. On charges of disturbing the peace.

    Witnesses at the scene in front of a Bay Area Raider Image store, described the encounter as “amusing” at first, with the sight of two middle aged men exchanging childish insults at one another.

    One witness overheard the exchange, noting that one of the men was calling the other a “Pootbutt” and a “Davis bootlicker” over, and over, and over again. While all the time the second man was repeatedly screaming, “You don’t know anything about football PERIOD.”

    The witness also said he called the cops, in fear that his ears were about to start bleeding.

    The names of the men were not released by police. But, sources say that one is a local realtor, and world traveler. The second man is believed to be , although not confirmed, a former Raider employee, and a semi pro blogger.

    —————–

    LLLLLLMMMMMMFFFFFFAAAAAOOOO!

  • #338 Lol.

    Corkrans articles seem to be much longer.

  • TheToozFan55

    NFL.COM predicts the score:

    Raiders – 19
    Chiefs – 16

    Does this mean they think Raiders will score a safety on KC? What a weird score

  • JB

    909RaiderLifer Says:
    October 21st, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    I can see the headline now:

    “Two middle aged Raider fans arrested for disturbing the peace, outside of ‘Raider Image’ store.”

    Two men wearing Raider T-shirts were arrested Friday afternoon at 3:15pm. On charges of disturbing the peace.

    Witnesses at the scene in front of a Bay Area Raider Image store, described the encounter as “amusing” at first, with the sight of two middle aged men exchanging childish insults at one another.

    One witness overheard the exchange, noting that one of the men was calling the other a “Pootbutt” and a “Davis bootlicker” over, and over, and over again. While all the time the second man was repeatedly screaming, “You don’t know anything about football PERIOD.”

    The witness also said he called the cops, in fear that his ears were about to start bleeding.

    The names of the men were not released by police. But, sources say that one is a local realtor, and world traveler. The second man is believed to be , although not confirmed, a former Raider employee, and a semi pro blogger.
    **********************
    Made for TV humor. For some reason, reminds me of a Sanford & son plot.

  • lefty12

    JB-I was just thinking the same thing.

  • Tooz,

    Real score is 27/17 Raids…….

  • LA to TheBay

    Scillens hurt again, questionable.

  • JB

    Bless Red Foxx. He was one funny individual.