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Odds and ends during bye week

By Steve Corkran
Friday, October 28th, 2011 at 1:27 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Wide receiver Jacoby Ford just Tweeted that the workouts are over and now it’s time for some “down time” this weekend.

Ford presumably was referring to the off-days workouts with new quarterback Carson Palmer that were scheduled during the Raiders bye week.

The Raiders practiced Tuesday and Wednesday and are off until Monday. It sounds as if Palmer, Ford and other wide receivers and running backs worked on their own the past two days.

The fact they aren’t going to work out Saturday and Sunday means they are satisfied with what they got accomplished the past two days.

The Detroit Lions claimed veteran safety Chris Harris off waivers. That means the Raiders passed on claiming Harris, based on the fact they have a worse record than the Lions and had a shot at Harris before he reached the Lions.

TMZ.com has released what it says is the official death certificate of Raiders managing general partner Al Davis. Neither the Raiders nor Davis’ son Mark have confirmed the authenticiy of the document.

On the death certificate, it says Davis died from “ventricular fibrillation, congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathy.” It also said that Davis suffered from “atrial fibrillation, dysphagia and merkel cell carcinoma” and that he passed away at the Oakland Airport Hilton at 2:45 a.m. on Oct. 8.

Two Raiders officials said they cannot comment on the matter at this time. Still checking to see if the report is accurate.

Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/w3vlqO

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