No Thanksgiving surprises


No sign of Darren McFadden or Jacoby Ford as the Raiders completed the early portion of practice Thursday and began the team session.

Wide receivers Darrius Heyward-Bey and Denarius Moore were present, but neither was moving around much other than tossing a football with wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal.

Defensive tackle Richard Seymour wasn’t at practice, and could end up in the same role as he did against Minnesota _ as a defensive tackle in pass rush situations. Defensive end Lamarr Houston was suited up and on the field.

Wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh, who was absent Wednesday on maternity leave, was back on the field.

Running back Taiwan Jones was slowly making his way to the field, not suited up, making him an unlikely participant against Chicago.

Brian McCann was fielding kickoffs. Also fielding a few was Tyvon Branch, who held that role for a time as a rookie. Branch then gave way to Rock Cartwright.

A few post-practice notes later . . .


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • Hagar the Horrible

    Carl weathers…I’ll second that…the one and only: “Rod Woodson!!!”

  • bitterraiderpills

    “Wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh, who was absent Wednesday on maternity leave, was back on the field.”

    Maternity leave. Nice cheap shot.

  • RaiderSam

    Fingers Says:
    November 24th, 2011 at 12:28 pm
    Lol…Greenbay isn’t gonna run out the clock are they… Rodgers is still throwing …..


    Ndamukong Suh is going to kill that guy…if he doesnt Cliff Avril, or Nick Farley will. That team has just scratched the surface, but Stafford has GOT to stop throwing picks.

  • imaquaman

    bill cower seems to think suh plays like he does because of the lions front office ,meaning its acceptable to the big dog ,and they condone it because they havent done anything about yet ,i wonder how long that will last.should the franchise be fined as well as suh if so look for the sh@t to roll up hill for once