By Steve Corkran
Monday, August 27th, 2012 at 12:09 pm in Oakland Raiders.
The new-look Raiders practiced in Alameda on Monday for the first time since breaking camp in Napa. They did so without the 12 players released earlier this morning, as well as the six key players that are injured.
As the media-access window expired — 30 minutes at the start of practice — defensive tackle Richard Seymour, center Stefen Wisniewski, tight end Richard Gordon, wide receivers Jacoby Ford and Denarius Moore and linebacker Aaron Curry emerged from the locker room and walked toward the far end of the fields, where their teammates are going through their paces.
On the bright side, Ford was walking without the protective boot on the left foot he sprained against the Arizona Cardinals on Aug. 24.
Coach Dennis Allen said Sunday that he is hopeful that he will have Moore and Wisniewski for the regular-season opener Sept. 10. It remains to be seen whether Ford can recover in time for that game.
Seymour (knee) and Gordon (ribs) are expected to be ready in time for the game against the San Diego Chargers.
As for Curry, he remains on the physically unable to perform list. It seems logical that he will be left on the PUP list, which means he would be forced to miss at least the first six weeks.
Kicker Sebastian Janikowski was spotted doing some light jogging early in practice. In a perfect world, that’s what he would have done while attempting to chase down kick returner Justin Miller in the game against the Detroit Lions on Saturday night.
Janikowski suffered a groin injury on the play and missed the rest of the game.
Backup quarterback Matt Leinart was going through drills today, so he appears good to go Thursday night against the Seattle Seahawks.
Given the Raiders waived quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero, it’s likely that Carson Palmer, Leinart and Terrelle Pryor will play some against the Seahawks.
The Raiders will practice for another hour or so. After that, we will speak with Allen and Palmer, as well as the rest of the players.