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 . . .