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WR/KR Ford returns to practice

By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 12:07 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Wide receiver/kick returner Jacoby Ford is practicing today after missing the past seven weeks with a foot sprain. Therefore, it’s logical to assume that he intends to play Sunday against the San Diego Chargers.
Ford is running routes, catching passes and doing everything else asked of the wide receivers. He last participated in a football-related activity Nov. 10, when he suffered his injury against the Chargers at the end of a long reception.
If the Raiders get back Ford, quarterback Carson Palmer will have at his disposal all six wide receivers for the first time since that Nov. 10 game.
It comes at an ideal time for the Raiders, given they are in a must-win situation. Fellow receiver Denarius Moore returned last week, and he caught four passes for 94 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown in the third quarter.
It remains uncertain whether Ford will be used on kick returns. Coach Hue Jackson might be averse to taxing Ford too much in his first game back. Ford missed the past six games.
Running back Darren McFadden, on the other hand, still isn’t healthy enough to practice, even though he suffered his midfoot sprain 66 days ago, against the Kansas City Chiefs on Oct. 23.
Jackson said he doesn’t prefer to play anyone in a game if he hasn’t practiced in the lead up to the game. That gives McFadden two more opportunities to get back on the field and show that he is ready to contribute.
At this point, that appears a long-shot.
Free safety Michael Huff is practicing today, as well. He has missed the past two games. However, he said Monday that he will play regardless how sore or banged up he is because of the ramifications of the game.
The Raiders need to win Sunday just to have a shot at making the playoffs. Even then, they would need the Denver Broncos to lose or tie against the Chiefs, or the Bengals to lose to the Baltimore Ravens and have anything happen other than a three-way tie that involves the Raiders, Bengals and Tennessee Titans.
Defensive tackles Richard Seymour and John Henderson are not at practice. Henderson is nursing a sore knee. No word on what ails Seymour, who has been a regular at practice the past several weeks.
Seymour was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his two blocked field-goal attempts against the Chiefs in a 16-13 overtime victory Sunday.

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  • DKnight007

    Raiders need to take it to these MF’rs this weekend! The Raiders still need to sweep these guys for the years of abuse the team too from them!

    It’s still payback time to take to these Dis-Chargers and show them who is Boss at home!

    This Raiders team and coaches can’t let up!

  • RAIDER MAYNE

    I want to win the west and have Tebow and the Donks out of the playoffs

    ————————————
    Hopefully Jesus is still on vacation for his birthday !

  • qodrn1

    THE RAIDER PREDICTION BOARD

    Dedicated to the legacy of Al Davis
    Protected by the rally squirrel and Coliseum rodents

    2011 Raider Games

    First: Ghostraider (exact score) Raiders 23 Broncos 20
    Second: Sullivan44 Buffalo 38 Raiders 35
    Third: Pretty Rick Raiders 34 Jets 24
    Fourth: Sullivan44 Patriots 31 Raiders 14
    Fifth: Fingers Raiders 24 Browns 17
    Sixth: Zymurge Chiefs 28 Raiders 0 (WTF)
    Honorable Mention: LA for PAIN
    Seventh: Noone…at all. Broncos 38 Raiders 24
    Eighth: La Milicia Negra (exact score (sadly))
    Ninth: TheToozFan55 (exact score) Raiders 24 Bolts 17
    Tenth: TRIPLE TIE (Exact score) Raiders 27 Vikings 20
    R8eray + Just Fire Baby + The Big Banana
    Eleventh: Beware of Raiders Raiders 25 Bears 20
    Twelfth: Autopalm77 Dolphins 34 Raiders 14
    Thirteenth: Sullivan44 Packers 43 Raiders 16
    Fourteenth: Raiderdav Detriot 28 Raiders 27
    Fifteenth: GG Raiders 16 Kansas City 13

    909RaiderLifer RAIDERS—34 POWDER BLUE PETERPUFFERS—17
    Albert Bigelow Paine Raiders 30 Chargers 17
    downsouthraider Raiders 27 Powder Blue Punks 10
    GG Raiders 33 Chargers 30
    ghostraiders Oakland 31 San Diego 23
    qodrn Oakland 30 San Diego 27
    r8dercain raiders 30 chargers 20
    RaiderRockstar Raiders 30 Chargers 17
    SilverNBlackPA Raiders 27 Chargers 23
    Steve Cockran Oakland 41 San Diego 14

  • http://www.tedhendricks.com/Ted_vs_Montana.jpg BigTed707

    Mcnabb should be on that list of bad FA signings.

  • BewareofRaiders

    Raiders 38 chokers 17

  • DeuceDeuce

    Raiders 27

    Chargers 24

  • SaintKaufman

    FINALLY this is the week that Hue JackCity breaks out his super-secret-atomic bomb-special teams-trick play!! He calls it “FatBoy”.
    I think it goes something like….
    The Raiders line up to attempt a 74 yard FG with 2:23 left in the 1st quarter. The ball is direct snapped to Branch who breaks left and shuffle passes to a breaking Myers who reverses to a cutting Jones who flips it back to a giggling Lechler who chucks it 50 yards to a puking Janikowski down the right sideline who rolls in the endzone for a TD!!
    Raiders win by 30.

  • fingers

    The Chefs don’t score a lot of points… But if they can just score enough to make Touchdown Jesus have to throw , that Kc D can get some D points …

  • http://www.tedhendricks.com/Ted_vs_Montana.jpg BigTed707

    Norv Turner = 2012 NY Jets offensive coordinator?

  • DeuceDeuce

    BigTed707 Says:
    December 28th, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    Norv Turner = 2012 NY Jets offensive coordinator?

    —-

    Is Turner just gonna follow wherever the Schotty’s get fired from lol

  • Method To My Madness

    Code Black on the SD btches!

  • Raider Dell

    DeuceDeuce Says:
    December 28th, 2011 at 3:18 pm
    I, for one, hope the Broncos win the West & we get the 6 seed.

    @Hou then @ NE, better than, vs. Pitt then @ Bal

    I think i’d rather have the 1st option..?

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    Deuce,

    Losing to get a better seed, not in my eyes.

    I just can’t worry about Pitt or Balt, they can be beat. We beat Pitt two years ago in their place, not a worry to me. I also think we match up well with them.

    Baltimore has inconsistent Qb, and their def is good, not great and the QB play is so important in the playoffs and they have never advanced with Flacco behind center.

    A few year back a Qb with Jacksonville named Mark Brunell beat Elway of the Broncos who were favored by 18 points. Denver lost, anything can happen in the playoffs, and the role of the spoiler suits me fine as we roll in an out of these teams who have home field advantage, as we play better on the road.

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Norv will retire and become the ProActiv spokes model.

  • DeuceDeuce

    How would we be losing to get a better seed?? We have to win no matter what buddy..

    And if you read a little further down, I said our D probably matches up better against the Steelers & Ravens.

  • Raider Dell

    Norv will become the spokesman for cal trans road improvements for pot hole fixes.

  • fingers

    The Raiders need to beat the Chokers.. And they will…. And as far as seeding… What ever seeding we can get works for me… Just get there.. The rest will work itself out …. Win the Division… Wildcard… What ever we get …
    Just Win!…

  • fingers

    I hope to see that ” Bewildered ” look that Norv gets ..alot on Sunday

  • autopalm77

    Mista, that is too funny….

  • purvisman

    DeuceDeuce Says:
    December 28th, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    I, for one, hope the Broncos win the West & we get the 6 seed.

    @Hou then @ NE, better than, vs. Pitt then @ Bal

    I think i’d rather have the 1st option..?
    DeuceDeuce Says:
    December 28th, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Although our D might match up against Pit/Bal better.. so maybe winning the West is the better scenario..
    I’ll take either over door #3.

  • http://Raiders4Ever.com 860Todd Christensen

    I’m Proud of My Raiders!

    Q…….Raiders 27……..Dischargers 13 tia

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  • qodrn1

    THE RAIDER PREDICTION BOARD

    Dedicated to the legacy of Al Davis
    Protected by the rally squirrel and Coliseum rodents

    2011 Raider Games

    First: Ghostraider (exact score) Raiders 23 Broncos 20
    Second: Sullivan44 Buffalo 38 Raiders 35
    Third: Pretty Rick Raiders 34 Jets 24
    Fourth: Sullivan44 Patriots 31 Raiders 14
    Fifth: Fingers Raiders 24 Browns 17
    Sixth: Zymurge Chiefs 28 Raiders 0 (WTF)
    Honorable Mention: LA for PAIN
    Seventh: Noone…at all. Broncos 38 Raiders 24
    Eighth: La Milicia Negra (exact score (sadly))
    Ninth: TheToozFan55 (exact score) Raiders 24 Bolts 17
    Tenth: TRIPLE TIE (Exact score) Raiders 27 Vikings 20
    R8eray + Just Fire Baby + The Big Banana
    Eleventh: Beware of Raiders Raiders 25 Bears 20
    Twelfth: Autopalm77 Dolphins 34 Raiders 14
    Thirteenth: Sullivan44 Packers 43 Raiders 16
    Fourteenth: Raiderdav Detriot 28 Raiders 27
    Fifteenth: GG Raiders 16 Kansas City 13

    18yearsold18yearfan Raiders 27 Chargers 17
    860Todd Christensen Raiders 27……..Dischargers 13 tia
    909RaiderLifer RAIDERS—34 POWDER BLUE PETERPUFFERS—17
    Albert Bigelow Paine Raiders 30 Chargers 17
    BewareofRaiders Raiders 38 chokers 17
    DeuceDeuce Raiders 27 Chargers 24
    downsouthraider Raiders 27 Powder Blue Punks 10
    GG Raiders 33 Chargers 30
    ghostraiders Oakland 31 San Diego 23
    qodrn Oakland 30 San Diego 27
    r8dercain raiders 30 chargers 20
    RaiderRockstar Raiders 30 Chargers 17
    SilverNBlackPA Raiders 27 Chargers 23
    Steve Cockran Oakland 41 San Diego 14