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Observations from Raiders final practice before bye

Middle linebacker Rolando McClain (leg), running back Darren McFadden (foot), cornerbacks Chris Johnson (hamstring) and Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring), kicker Sebastian Janikowski (hamstring), defensive tackle Richard Seymour (rest) and tight end Kevin Boss (concussion) are not practicing today. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
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Coach Hue Jackson puts players through light practice

With plenty of time before the next game and players in need of a break from the grind the past seven weeks, coach Hue Jackson kept Tuesday’s practice to an hour or so. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
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FB Reece returns to practice after missing four games

Fullback Marcel Reece’s injured ankle finally healed enough so that he could return to practice for the first time in a month. He missed the past four games. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
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JaMarcus Russell talks with S.I. about Raiders career, rumors, life after NFL

More than a year has passed since the Raiders released quarterback JaMarcus Russell, the No. 1 pick of the 2007 NFL draft. In the past 20 months, numerous rumors have surfaced about Russell being broke, fired by his life coach and headed down a bad path. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
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Coach Hue Jackson: Sky isn’t falling, Raiders in transition

It was darker than usual in the press room during coach Hue Jackson’s weekly news conference Monday, but that had everything to do with the lighting and nothing to do with a change in Jackson’s typical sunny disposition. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Monday, October 24th, 2011
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McFadden on crutches, McClain in protective boot

Every team says the bye week comes at a good time, regardless when it might come during a season. In the Raiders’ case, this time it’s wise to take them at their word. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Monday, October 24th, 2011
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Chiefs pick off Raiders and tighten up AFC West race

Don’t blame this one on quarterback Kyle Boller, Raiders coach Hue Jackson said in the wake of his team’s 28-0 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Steer clear of placing blame at the feet of quarterback Carson Palmer while you’re at it, Jackson added. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
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Final: Chiefs 28, Raiders 0

In the end, it didn’t matter whether the quarterback was Kyle Boller or Carson Palmer.
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Posted on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
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End 3rd qtr: Chiefs 21, Raiders 0

The third quarter ended on a 21-yard pass from Carson Palmer to Darrius Heyward-Bey on third-and-9 to the Oakland 44-yard line with the Raiders trailing 21-0.
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Posted on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
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Palmer enters with Raiders down 21-0

The logic goes something like this _ Carson Palmer wasn’t ready to start, but he’s good enough to attempt to bring the Raiders back from a 21-0 deficit with 10:25 left in the third quarter.
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Posted on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
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