Defensive tackle Richard Seymour joined his teammates for warmups and drills Friday, making it possible he could increase last week’s rule as an interior lineman in passing situations.
Defensive end Lamarr Houston was on the field for the second straight day, meaning Oakland could be in decent shape along the defensive line in terms of health.
As for the wounded corps of wide receivers, Denarius Moore and Jacoby Ford looked as if they were doing next to nothing. Moore spent the early part of the session doing some very low impact drills with trainer Rod Martin. Darrius Heyward-Bey is the most likely of the three to play, as he had his helmet on and was catching some passes during drills.
Brian McCann looks to be the primary punt returner, with T.J. Houshamdzadeh also getting some work in that area just in case.
Running back Darren McFadden wasn’t at practice and Taiwan Jones was a spectator.
When he is declared “out” later today, it means McFadden will have missed a quarter of the season. Even if he were to return to the practice field next week, he’d be a highly unlikely participant against Miami after missing so much time. Figure he’d need at least a week of practice to be ready to go in a game.