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Ford, Jones, Huff ready to roll; McFadden on ice

Wide receiver Jacoby Ford, running back Taiwan Jones and free safety Michael Huff are practicing today, which makes it two straight days for all three and increases the likelihood of their playing Sunday against the San Diego Chargers.
The same can’t be said of running back Darren McFadden, who still isn’t healthy enough to practice and has missed the past 67 days with a midfoot sprain.
Coach Hue Jackson said he isn’t fond of using players in a game if they aren’t able to practice at all the week beforehand. In McFadden’s case, he might need a whole week’s worth of practice just to shake off the rust and get back into game shape.
Therefore, it’s almost a foregone conclusion that McFadden won’t play against the Chargers. It’s about the time when the focus should shift to whether McFadden would be able to play again if the Raiders qualify for the AFC Playoffs.
Even that seems like a long-shot, given the Raiders wouldn’t get a first-round bye and their first-round game would be either Jan. 7 or 8.
Defensive tackle Richard Seymour is back at practice after missing one day because of an illness. Fellow tackle John Henderson (knee) still isn’t healthy enough to practice. Henderson has to be very doubtful for Sunday’s game, at this rate.
Ford, Huff and Jones don’t appear to be experiencing any lingering effects from injuries that sidelined them for multiple games. In Ford’s case, he missed the past six games.
The only question is, will Ford be healthy enough to add kick-return duties to his workload. Jackson said Wednesday that he isn’t sold on that idea just yet.
We’ll check with Ford today to see how he feels about pulling double duty after being sidelined since Nov. 10.

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  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    1 MORE TIME..THE O-LINE GIVES PALMER THE TIME,DHB WILL BE HUGE..FORD ALSO

  • L.A. Raider Dave

    Who in hear has the balls to admit they were wrong about DHB? Remember training camp post? Wasnt Hagan supposed to start over everyone or else Hue was gonna hear it?

  • Thec07

    DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL Says:
    December 29th, 2011 at 1:02 pm
    U GOING 2 MAKE THE GAME THEC

    +++++++

    Wont be able to make it however, the following Sunday I will make.

  • Method To My Madness

    Alexis Smith or King Darrius should win Most Improved…no other two guys stunk like they did…but dhb I give it to cuz folks laughed at him…even the b auce

  • Thec07

    Method To My Madness Says:
    December 29th, 2011 at 1:08 pm
    Thec…its exactly why I didn’t post that day….Dell told me at halftime we were destined to win…how many would have believed that at 11:30am PST on Saturday?

    ++++++++

    I beleived however, 99% of the blog had fell off the bus…

  • jesusraiderjim

    We need to do something different this game and use our T.E for a change. Should be open all day with our WR’s speeding down the field.

  • Method To My Madness

    Thec…playoff game may be Saturday but more than likely Sunday cuz Warriors play Saturday vs jazz…but for selfish reasons I want it Saturday cuz Oakland would smack too hard that nite….all of the bzies and bzies

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    LOOKING 4WARD TO SEE’N BOTH OUTSIDE WEAPONS AVAILABLE 4 #3.

  • J Hill

    ….Dell told me at halftime we were destined to win…how many would have believed that at 11:30am PST on Saturday?

    ——————————————————

    I told Thec and Lefty the same thing at halftime and didn’t post again until the game was well over.

    I blame myself for us losing to Detroit. Didn’t believe Chuck B would get it done and said so right after Curry walked into the endzone.

    Sent bad karma that week. Wasn’t going to do it again last week.

  • Method To My Madness

    I agree with the idea of using our TE…palmer never reaally be big on passing to TEs but Myers and Boss can make plays…we got almost all hands on deck and its up to Hue and staff to get em prepared this Sunday…this is it! No more excuses..we are not an excuse team…we got enuff to win

  • hwnrdr

    148.Method To My Madness Says:
    December 29th, 2011 at 1:18 pm
    RRS…if dhb get 7 rec 160 yds and 1 td this Sunday…I’m getting his jersey!

    you and me both!

  • inonewordraider

    Vincent Jackson (groin) was held out of practice again on Thursday.
    The always reliable San Diego Union-Tribune expects V-Jax to sit out against the Raiders, which should lead to more snaps for rookie Vincent Brown. Source: Michael Gehlken on Twitter Dec 29 – 3:16 PMPlayer Outlook
    Game Log
    Career Stats
    Draft Advice
    Mike Tolbert – RB – Chargers Mike Tolbert (hamstring) missed practice again on Thursday.
    Tolbert is falling behind Ryan Mathews (calf), who returned to the field today. Check back Friday afternoon for an update on Tolbert’s status for the Raiders game. Source: Michael Gehlken on Twitter Dec 29 – 3:14 PMPlayer Outlook
    Game Log
    Career Stats
    Draft Advice
    Ryan Mathews – RB – Chargers Ryan Mathews (calf) returned to practice on Thursday.
    It looks like his absence Wednesday was precautionary. Barring a setback, the explosive second-year back should be active for Sunday’s game versus the Raiders. Mike Tolbert remains sidelined by a hamstring injury.

  • J Hill

    Great to see some of you come around on DHB.

    The way this kid works his arsse off sold me from day 1.

    DHBeast!!!!

  • Method To My Madness

    Jhill! What! You were reason I got sadly drunk after lions loss? No laker tix for u if lil cuz plays there!

  • fingers

    The Raiders will Roll the Chokers….also don’t give a Fk what the media says..
    The Chefs will beat the Donks…. Donks always fold under pressure…
    Donks Defense?.. Missing in action the last two weeks…

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    SHOULD HAVE THROWN #17 IN THERE AS WELL..

  • raiderinparadise

    I can say with ease that DHB isn’t a natural WR.

    But he plays hard, tough football and plays with an edge and uses his raw athelticism and speed to make plays.

    Being that he played 1 year of high school football and 2 years of college, he is getting better every week at 22 yrs old.

    Great story.

  • RaiderRockstar

    if dhb get 7 rec 160 yds and 1 td this Sunday…I’m getting his jersey!

    ***

    ROG,

    the Dolts will focus on Moore, Ford, Bush and getting pressure on Palmer.

    that should lead to big games from Reece, DHB and possibly one of Boss, Murphy or Schilens.

  • Method To My Madness

    jhill you were sold…I wasnt

  • hwnrdr

    you mean jersey? Heading to Concord after work to see if the Image has one!

  • Method To My Madness

    As I said last month…and dummies from NFLN now agree…a raider team in playoffs is not what you want….battle tested and ready for war

  • J Hill

    Does DHB go back to the bench with Ford and Moore both healthy?

  • LTR

    I have DHB as MUP. Never lost the faith.

  • beach

    MMM, I don’t keep the anger inside. I guess that’s why I don’t have an ulcer. :) I am feeling confident that things are going to go our way Sunday, and the Oakland Raiders will find a way into the playoffs!

  • Method To My Madness

    So I’m wondering guys…we came out last time vs sd power running…does hue do that again or go with his 3 wr sets? Obviously I want tonga lead blocking because I don’t think they can stop us. But I can see Hue going for the kill with big plays with dmoore and some nice plays to reece

  • fingers

    The Raiders will be a nightmare for the Nfl…
    Good…

  • J Hill

    I get what you were saying about producing based on where he was drafted.

    I just got past that long ago and knew the guy would be a “contributor”.

    I’d like to see him used in the slot with Moore and Ford back.

  • RaiderRockstar

    speaking of NBA ..

    Go Heat!

  • Method To My Madness

    Beach I hear ya…I don’t think it was a function of holding it in…I was confused as to how we could blow that…but its all minor to a major…water under the bridge

  • J Hill

    does hue do that again or go with his 3 wr sets?

    —————————————————–

    LOL!

    I think we all know what type of offense Hue prefers. I expect to see plenty of Moore, Ford, and DHB early. If we get up 2 scores in the 2nd half, we’ll probably see Tonga.

  • beach

    I can admit that I considered DHB our # 4 or # 5 receiver. The same can be said about Bush being # 2. These 2 guys have avoided the injury bug and are stepping up when needed. You have to love that!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Does DHB go back to the bench with Ford and Moore both healthy?

    I’d like to see him used in the slot with Moore and Ford back

    ***

    Wiggle,

    King Darrius isn’t sitting on the bench for a smurf with 17 catches who hasn’t played in over a month!

    child please

  • Method To My Madness

    RRS….Heats vs Bulls part 2 in May for sure…NY needs a real pg…Douglas is a lead guard

  • J Hill

    I have DHB as MUP.

    ——————————————————-

    Forgot about the MUP trophy.

    How’s that race going?

    I thought Lefty and I were the only 2 guys who picked DHB?

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    J Hill Says:
    December 29th, 2011 at 1:36 pm
    Does DHB go back to the bench with Ford and Moore both healthy?
    ——-
    I doubt it. It seems like Ford would be coming off the bench.

  • fingers

    Method… I think it’s all gonna work…. Norv will have that ” what happened” look on his ignorant face …

  • RaiderRockstar

    Shane Battier & Norris Cole, baby!

  • raiderinparadise

    Bush is a steady RB, but he does lack those big plays, hopefully taiwan can gash a couple long ones. SD run D is about as bad as ours. We should be fine.

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    ROCKSTAR,WILL U GET THE KC-DENVER GAME IN PODUNK ?

  • J Hill

    child please

    —————————————————–

    Really ?????????

    I know you don’t talk like that.

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    NORV TURNER=BITTER BEER FACE

  • Method To My Madness

    Last I checked….Dmoore is far ahead of everyone on the MUP list

  • J Hill

    I can admit that I considered DHB our # 4 or # 5 receiver.

    ——————————————————

    Same here.

    Had him #4 starting the season.

    Didn’t want him cut though. Knew he could contribute.

  • J Hill

    Even with the time he missed B?

  • boss01

    Did Glass Schillens play last week? what happened is he nicked again or is he now in the dog house for not catching the game winner?

  • fingers

    Moore… Ford….DHB…. Bush….. Jones…….
    Yikes…. To much for the Chokers….. Palmers said last night….. This is what it’s all about…. Big games…

  • beach

    I am a big Michael Bush fan, but he needs to kick it back in high gear this Sunday! We need him to get 100 + yards from scrimmage.

  • RaiderRockstar

    WILL U GET THE KC-DENVER GAME IN PODUNK ?

    ***

    Yup

    I’ll probably get Jets/Dolphins or Titans/Texans early along with the usual worthless Rams game.

    Then it’ll be KC/DEN late. Doubtful Fox network goes double header to televise Bucs/Falcons or Cards/Seahawks

  • Method To My Madness

    Ok guys MR aka Alberta is here…no time for his nonsense… catch ya a lil later….CODE BLACK

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Anyone think Hue will call another fake punt or field goal this week?