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. Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading
In the end, it didn’t matter whether the quarterback was Kyle Boller or Carson Palmer.
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.
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.