RB McFadden, WRs Ford and Moore not practicing


As expected, running back Darren McFadden and wide receiver Jacoby Ford aren’t practicing today. In a surprising development, receiver Denarius Moore is watching practice with a protective boot on his right foot.
Backup running back Taiwan Jones also isn’t practicing as a result of the hamstring injury he suffered Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. Receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey is at practice, though he isn’t participating. He is watching without the neck brace he was sporting after the neck injury he received against the Vikings.
So, as of now, the Raiders projected starting lineup against the Chicago Bears on Sunday would feature Michael Bush at running back, with Louis Murphy and Chaz Schilens at the wide receiver spots and Bryan McCann returning punts and kicks.
Moore got dinged up at some point of the Vikings game. However, he appeared fine afterward and he was not mentioned by coach Hue Jackson on the injury report after the game.
If Moore can’t go, the Raiders also would need to find someone else to return punts. McCann is the logical candidate to replace Moore on punt returns and Ford on kick returns.
Rock Cartwright is in line to get some action at running back for the first time if McFadden and Jones can’t play. He has not run the ball at all through the first 10 games.
Bush rushed 30 times in each of the past two games. That workload might go up even more if he is the lone healthy back Sunday.
Defensive tackle Richard Seymour (knee) and defensive end Lamaar Houston (hamstring) also aren’t practicing today. Seymour played a bit against the Vikings despite missing all four practices the week before.
Fullback Manase Tonga and middle linebacker Rolando McClain are practicing, as is center Samson Satele three days after he suffered a concussion.

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  • ghostraiders

    That’s ironic.. the bears are missing their qb.. and the Raiders missing our best wide receivers.

  • ravenaider

    We are ok with Reece & Bush at RB…just concerned about Murphy.Now is the time for Housh to make his veteran presence felt.TE must now have an increased roll and use big Ausberry

  • saladfingerz


    sapp = oprah

    tv pterodactyl mouth and nothing more.

  • Chris in NY

    I think (AKA hope) we’ll have some of these guys back in time for the game.

  • saladfingerz


    oprah sapp has been cancelled.

  • Chris in NY

    Sapp is in an all-out war of words with the Raiders and Raider Nation right now.


    In addition to the Chaz and Houston battles, he’s now referring to DMac as a 700 yard a year back. Getting into it with every fan who tweets something negative at him right now.

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    I’m telling you. They should make these guys play in ski boots. Save the feet and ankles. And who going to go low on you when you are high stepping in ski boots?

  • raiderinparadise

    Sapp is becoming a distraction already. Bulletin Board Material. Palmer needs to say something to the team to ignore that fat ass and only bring up sapps name when we lift up the lombardi in a couple months.

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    I like all the banter. Wish I had NFL network to see what he says aboout all this.

  • autopalm77

    Nice call on the 2 QB sneaks for the TD before halftime, Hue, I like it…..

  • hwnrdr

    I will die if Orton goes into Denver and kills them…wait, is KC at Denver or the other way around…anyways, that would be funny!

  • GoodOle00

    Updates on our Divisional Foes and our beloved Silver & Black…



    “as if possessed by the ghost of Al Davis” Pretty crazy impressive for a rookie coach. Wow…


    Looks like the Raiders will be goning from the all dark skinned receiving corp, to the all light skinned receiving corp this week…lol

  • GoodOle00

    autopalm77 Says:
    November 23rd, 2011 at 2:40 pm
    Nice call on the 2 QB sneaks for the TD before


    who was at center?

  • RaiderSean

    Sapp has no life. Let him tweet. A twit that tweets.

  • RaiderSean

    Louis isn’t really light-skinned. He’s more caramel.

  • autopalm77

    268….Wiz…Satele was concussed earlier in the game…

  • raiderinparadise

    CorkOnTheNFL Steve Corkran
    Louis Murphy, Chaz Schilens only WRs at practice today. Jacoby Ford, Darrius Heyward-Bey, T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Denarius Moore injured.
    2 minutes ago


    So…. correction, Kyle Boller will get his first start at WR since 5th grade flag football.

  • hwnrdr

    Wait…WTF happened to to TJ? Geez…
    Ravenaider was right…that Metro Dome killed us!

  • inonewordraider

    he’s blasting tweet after tweet some fools kissing his azz others like myself blasting him back. He’s a media person getting all riled up over what the public saying, he’s weak

  • raiderinparadise

    Hue woulda signed some WR bodies if he thought they wouldnt be able ot play this usnday tho?

    right!!!???? i hope.

    hue is going to be calling some crazy trick plays sunday lol.

    mark that down.

  • RaiderSean

    Lamarr’s dead right. Sapp is a buster. plain and simple.

  • mcfadden20.

    Code black

  • LA to TheBay

    Personal feelings aside, isn’t it kind of unprofessional for an NFL analyst to be getting into Twatter wars with current NFL players?

  • ElkGRaider

    278.LA to TheBay Says:
    November 23rd, 2011 at 3:01 pm
    Personal feelings aside, isn’t it kind of unprofessional for an NFL analyst to be getting into Twatter wars with current NFL players?

    True…might be kissin our butts after this week per management!

  • autopalm77

    Guys should be studying film and rehabbing any nagging injuries, also supplementing their efforts nutritionally to be prepared for Sunday….They are having a tit for tat with a 2 time all decade, 9 time pro bowler and 4 time all pro who finished with almost a hundred career sacks…He is entitled to an opinion whether we like it or not without the purse string battle….Undoubtedly a first ballot hall of fame…Chaz said enough and the message was received…Get ready and focus on the bears….

  • Weird. You get these guys like Sapp and Gannon…the Raiders seem to have no criticism of their play here. And pretty much prop them up as “former Raidahs” who soldiered for the silver and black, as sort of a testimonial to other veterans shopping around for a place to collect a pay check in their last couple of seasons. But then when Gannon and Sapp criticize the team?

    “Gannon sucks. he threw 5 picks in the Super Bowl!”

    “Sapp sucks. He stone money from us!!”

    Why none of this criticism at first?

    The year after Gannon threw his 5 picks in the SB, he was our starting QB at season’s open. Likewise the following year.

    Why not cut him after the SB?

    Because the Raiders knew it wasn’t his fault we lost the Super Bowl. But when he criticizes the team years later, suddenly he’s known for the 5 picks around Alameda? While in the summer of 2003, following that game, he was still considered the team leader by pretty much everyone in the building?


  • LA to TheBay


    John Herrera criticized Gannon.

    Who criticized Sapp?

    Are you talking fans or the organization?

    Make sense.

    Gannon was awesome. The complete opposite of a Warren Sapp. Took an active role in changing the culture and cleaning house… being a leader.

    Sapp did nothing of the sort.

    Don’t see the comparison.

  • saladfingerz

    Sandusky44 = Donna Kagen

  • inonewordraider

    if moss and houston out:

    starting dl Bryant Hendu Kelly Sey?

  • saladfingerz

    Donna Kagen = Neil Sedaka

  • Raiderjambo

    Still think with all the injuries,nicks etc.? we have the players to beat da bears. Keep Bush shoving it down their throats, sprinkle in some Chaz, TJ, DHB, Louis, Myers, Boss and Ausberry along with Reece and we’ll be fine! “JUST WIN BABY” (even if it’s ugly)! RAIDERS 31 da baers 10.

  • JR77

    I effn hate Sapp….now he hating on Dmc on twitter….calling him out saying he averages 700 TDD rushing per season….shows how stupid he is

  • JR77

    *700 yds rushing

    Then he talks about playing Barry twice a year

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  • joker94583

    Raiders must have the worst strength and conditioning coach in the NFL. No doubt McFagile is either a total wuss or it is more than a “mild strain”. C’mon man. Tired of Hue and all his B.S. too.

  • Comit2Excel

    Raider Fans, hope you had a good Thanksgiving, and everyone is ready for the stretch run. I just returned from Little Rock, Arkansas visiting family. I was returning the rental car when I saw a guy dressed from head to toe in Raider gear. He had a #20 jersey (DMc), and hat. So, while walking by I said you think McFadden is going to get back out there soon. He threw something out there that I haven’t heard. Mind you this is from a guy in Little Rock, where DMc lives, has lots of family, and lots of friend. He dropped a bomb on me saying no his injury is going to put him out for the year. I said what, he says, yeah DMc is going to be out for the year. Raider Fan, we can only hope this isn’t true. We know that this team is only one turn ankle from crippling the Raiders offense again. Now the rookie Twain Jones is hurt, we are literally hanging on my a tendon. Lets go Bear hurting on Sunday.