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WR/KR Ford returns to practice

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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  • RaiderRockstar

    *** repost ***

    Palmer needs to quit that and start throwing some accurate passes. who knows, they might not get picked ??

    It’s nice to have a strong armed QB, but not if he’s gonna play like Favre in his 40’s – or Jeff George or JaMarcus!

    I’d rather have an accurate dude with smarts and a noodle arm like Gannon or Pennington and some guy playing careless heave-ho football like one of us fans would.

    Carson Palmer is my guy, but he needs to start thinking MORE and just tossing it up for grabs LESS.

  • DeuceDeuce

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    December 28th, 2011 at 12:08 pm
    *** repost ***

    Palmer needs to quit that and start throwing some accurate passes. who knows, they might not get picked ??

    It’s nice to have a strong armed QB, but not if he’s gonna play like Favre in his 40’s – or Jeff George or JaMarcus!

    I’d rather have an accurate dude with smarts and a noodle arm like Gannon or Pennington and some guy playing careless heave-ho football like one of us fans would.

    Carson Palmer is my guy, but he needs to start thinking MORE and just tossing it up for grabs LESS.

    —-

    I agree. But i’d like to see the stats on balls thrown to Moore/Ford.

    I doubt that many of his picks were on balls intended for them.

  • hwnrdr

    So pretty much all of our weapons back except DMAC and Hendu! Hey, I’ll take what I can get!

  • 504 Raider

    363.inonewordraider Says:
    December 28th, 2011 at 11:29 am
    CorkOnTheNFL Steve Corkran
    Richard Seymour not at practice today. He has been a regular at practice past few weeks. Not sure what’s up with him now.

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    He probably has dislocated fingers.

  • DeuceDeuce

    Hard to imagine a guy like Pat Williams not being able to help us. But oh well..

  • alex7

    Nicely done, 504.

  • Method To My Madness

    Let’s goooooooooooooooo! Code Black

  • ElkGRaider

    388.MistaBrown Says:
    December 28th, 2011 at 11:47 am
    Listen up novices & fuktards

    If DMAC is ready to go Sunday Hue will keep him out of practice and just turn him loose on the Bolts Sunday so they dont have any chance to prepare for him.
    ====================================

    Now I know why they call him BrownStains…

  • RaiderRockstar

    Its true, that guy throws some WTF passes

    ***

    Ted,

    thats what i’m saying. He’s our franchise QB for the next 2 seasons. this year he has a chance to do something special. who knows what the next 2 years will bring? hopefully more (and greater) success – but you never know.

    It’s win or go home. Are we gonna get the Carson Palmer that played against San Diego, Minnesota, Chicago & Detroit or the Carson Palmer that played against Denver, Miami, Green Bay & Kansas City ???

  • 504 Raider

    It takes Jano 12 years to make the pro bowl and Steve takes hours to write a post recognizing the accomplishment.

    Jacoby Ford misses a few games and within 12 minutes of his return to practice we have a post about it.

    The Raiders should invite Corkran to Special Teams practice so Jano can kick a ball in the back of Cork’s head.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Hard to imagine a guy like Pat Williams not being able to help us. But oh well..

    ***

    Pat Williams has about as much to offer as Grady Jackson or Ted Washington. You want a big fat guy to stand in the middle and take up space?

    elevate Ivey from the practice squad!

  • nutso01

    Odailay Vatos!!!

  • RAIDER MAYNE

    The Raiders should invite Corkran to Special Teams practice so Jano can kick a ball in the back of Cork’s head

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    How bout in his b@ll sack ???

  • ElkGRaider

    Without DMC (and some hurt WR’s) RR, Palmer is pressing. Its not what he was brought here to do. We need an upgraded game manager who can throw deep. Hopefully things will open up for Bush with Ford and DWow back out there…

  • J Hill

    Wassup good people!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Palmer is pressing. Its not what he was brought here to do. We need an upgraded game manager who can throw deep. Hopefully things will open up for Bush with Ford and DWow back out there…

    ***

    Elk,

    Palmer has always been a gun slinger. Never really been a “game manager” type QB. He was brought here to win games for us, not avoid turnovers and hand the ball off 35 times per week. If the Raiders wanted that, they could have signed a guy off the street like we did at CB with Lito Sheppard!

    Did you want Kellen Clemens or Jeff Garcia? me neither.

  • DeuceDeuce

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    December 28th, 2011 at 12:20 pm
    Hard to imagine a guy like Pat Williams not being able to help us. But oh well..

    ***

    Pat Williams has about as much to offer as Grady Jackson or Ted Washington. You want a big fat guy to stand in the middle and take up space?

    elevate Ivey from the practice squad!

    —-

    Actually Pat Williams was in the NFL as of last year. So your statement is a bit exagerated, but I get your point.

    And its debatable that Big John has as much left in his tank as semi-retired Williams.

  • ElkGRaider

    We will see. I dont think it is in our best interest to throw the ball 40+ times a week when we never look to our tightends or rarely do a checkdown…

  • bcz24

    Pat Williams would have a 2 game suspension to be served if he were to attempt coming out of retirement

  • hwnrdr

    So if they say is true that they may IR Big John…do we elevate Ivey or find someone for one game, possibly 5?

  • alex7

    Palmer has had no running game the last 4 games. Raiders have been forced to pass, pass, and pass some more. Not too many qbs succeed when that’s the case.

    Palmer looked all-pro when bush was putting up 100-yard games. They work together.

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

    Just Win Baby!

  • hwnrdr

    “Hue, we will win it in the end!” – Al Davis

  • hwnrdr

    B, my friends are coming back from Hawaii for that game…and 4 more people that haven’t been with us all year are coming! Its gonna be rockin!

  • chuck

    I like what hue has been doing lately,if we can get chuck b. up to speed we could have something special.

  • chuck

    i think lil wiz has been overlooked badly this year.

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Because my football takes are rock solid.
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    ElkGRaider Says:
    December 28th, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    388.MistaBrown Says:
    December 28th, 2011 at 11:47 am
    Listen up novices & fuktards

    If DMAC is ready to go Sunday Hue will keep him out of practice and just turn him loose on the Bolts Sunday so they dont have any chance to prepare for him.
    ====================================

    Now I know why they call him BrownStains…

  • Chris in NY

    Rich Gannon calling Sunday’s Raiders game. Very interesting.

  • The Big Banana

    We are 3-0 vs. AFC West on the road and…

    0-2 vs. AFC West at home!

    Do we break that trend this weekend?

  • hwnrdr

    We have no choice Banana! We have to win!

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Rich Gannon is a Raider legend. Anyone who thinks otherwise is an ass h*le.

  • Chris in NY

    I don’t know how I make it through one Raiders game the way this team plays and as close as these games have been this season. Have no idea how I’m going to watch that and two others on Sunday with pretty much an equal stake in all three.

    If I don’t make it, it’s been fun.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    I’m probably going to have the Denver/KC game on TV, and the Raider game on the internet.

  • Chris in NY

    The Big Banana Says:
    December 28th, 2011 at 12:39 pm
    We are 3-0 vs. AFC West on the road and…

    0-2 vs. AFC West at home!

    Do we break that trend this weekend?

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    Hopefully.

    Worth noting that those two losses came in the two games immediately following the loss of Campbell and McFadden. So I think those are more of a factor than some kind home stadium letdown.

  • hwnrdr

    I feel ya Chris! Believe me, the Detroit game…man I think I have to apologize to my section…some pretty harsh words came flying out!

  • The Big Banana

    Cork – Can you ask Hue if he’s been feeding McFadden his Wheaties?

  • mikedlopes

    i think lil wiz has been overlooked badly this year.

    ______________

    Make it to the big games and you’ll get noticed.

  • The Big Banana

    Tell you what, folks…if the Raiders don’t win this weekend, then they don’t belong! Simple as that.

    It’s essentially playoff time. If you can’t win at this time of the year, your azz belongs at home.

  • Stickum

    All you Palmer bashers need to remember that he is the type of quarterback that Al Davis (and Hue Jackson by default) covets. Palmer has a strong arm and all the pedigree (1st round draft pick) that makes him attractive to the Raiders. If he can somehow eliminate the picks, and he knows this as well, he will be great because the Raiders will supply him with speedy receivers (Moore, Ford, DHB, Murphy, etc.), injuries notwithstanding. The one thing we have to remember is Palmer had zero training camp and came off the couch and he still has us in position to make a playoff appearance. I wonder though what the season would have been like if Campbell hadn’t gone down. Anyone want to speculate what our record would be with JC still under center? I think we would have won 10 or 11 games with JC healthy.

  • hwnrdr

    Agreed! This game will show what we have not only if we make the playoffs, but for the upcoming 2012 season!

  • hwnrdr

    Not sure how many games but i will say this…if JC had not go down, we will be 5-0 in the division and probably already have clinched!

  • The Big Banana

    Palmer has yet to play in a game with his starting RB. True Story.

  • Raider Dell

    Sullivan44 Says:
    December 28th, 2011 at 1:50 am
    GG, I don’t think you’re ever outside of the Raider circle. I think you only associate with Raider fans for the most part. I think you should go to a sports bar, a non Raider bar, and just listen in on a conversation. Better yet, try bringing up the Raiders. Don’t wear any Raider gear. Pretend you’re just a fan of any old team, and bring up the Raiders. Watch the response you get. It would be as if you brought up Justin Bieber. Nobody would even want to talk about it. They’d just laugh. It’s not that people don’t like the Raiders. They’re just tired of the Raiders. Just like they’re tired of the gangsta thug image, that whole thing. There’s no compassion in this country anymore for the impoverished. That’s a permanent casualty of the Bush era.

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Albert Bigelow Paine aka Madden Raider oe Sully,

    This comment is so full of schit even you can’t believe what you wrote on this blog.

    You remind me of that little yapping dog, who seeks attention for anything you write. The promise of me or anyone else will just let’s you bark, hoping someday you get tired and scurry away.

    You live on this blog, so mentally deranged that you have by my account over 15 different names, you are one big LOSER!!!

    I travel unlike you, who sits in front of a computer hoping for some relevance, and yet I’m constantly asked about the Raiders and have had the raiders as a centerpiece of a topic to meet many people, unlike you who just sits in front of a computer spewing your disorder for fun and games.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    DHB needs 155 yards to reach 1,000, I hope he does it.

  • Stickum

    Thinking about JC, on the live chat yesterday Cork said that Hue “mishandled” the Campbell situation. How so? What else could Hue have done differently with a player who was at the end of his contract but injured and unable to help the team?

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    The Big Banana Says:
    December 28th, 2011 at 12:47 pm
    Tell you what, folks…if the Raiders don’t win this weekend, then they don’t belong! Simple as that.

    It’s essentially playoff time. If you can’t win at this time of the year, your azz belongs at home.
    —–
    true

  • Method To My Madness

    MR is just a sorry piece of schit….mama is upset dad didn’t shoot him on the towel

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Raider Dell, I am not Sullivan.

  • Chris in NY

    Man, with the exception of a few beatings, all of these games have been nailbiters. Seems like almost all of them have come down to inside of 5 minutes and the game could’ve gone either way.

  • raiderjhawk

    I hate having a fantasy football superbowl the last week of the season, you just never know who will be playing. I got to figure out how I’m going to string my lineup together!