Coach Hue Jackson said in his post-practice news conference that running back Darren McFadden and cornerbacks Chris Johnson and DeMarcus Van Dyke won’t play Thursday night against the San Diego Chargers.
McFadden still is in a walking boot and hasn’t been able to test out his sprained right foot, Jackson said. It’s likely that McFadden will stay behind in Alameda and continue his rehabilitation in hopes he can play against the Minnesota Vikings on Nov. 20.
Lito Sheppard will start at cornerback opposite Stanford Routt, Jackson said. Cornerback Chimdi Chekwa said he is going to play Thursday after missing the past four games with a hamstring injury.
Safety Michael Huff said he is at about 31 percent health, which means he intends to play, he said, because he goes as long as he is at 30 percent.
Eight players are questionable, including Huff, Chekwa, safety Mike Mitchell, defensive tackle Richard Seymour, middle linebacker Rolando McClain, kicker Sebastian Janikowski and offensive linemen Khalif Barnes and Samson Satele.
Most of those guys are expected to play, Jackson said.
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