By Steve Corkran
Friday, December 9th, 2011 at 10:38 am in Oakland Raiders.
Running back Darren McFadden is not practicing today and likely won’t be able to play Sunday. The same can’t be said of wide receivers Denarius Moore and Jacoby Ford.
Ford and Moore are working out under the watchful eyes of two team athletic trainers, running short sprints and going through an assortment of drills.
It’s not much, but it’s far more than either has been able to do in recent weeks. Ford has been out with a foot injury since Dec. 10, when he suffered an injury against the San Diego Chargers. Moore suffered his foot injury 10 days later on a punt return against the Minnesota Vikings.
It’s still difficult to envision Ford and Moore playing Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, given they will have missed all three practices this week.
Just the same, the fact they are running around four hours before the team boards a plane for Green Bay portends there being a chance.
Running back Taiwan Jones (hamstring) and defensive tackle John Henderson (knee) also aren’t practicing. Jones certainly won’t play Sunday. Henderson has a realistic shot because he was able to practice Thursday.
Bryan McCannn is fielding punts and kicks in practice. It’s possible that he will be called upon to handle both jobs if Moore and Ford can’t play. Moore is the regular punt returner, Ford the No. 1 kick returner.
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