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DHB, Gordon downgraded to `out’

The Raiders downgraded wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (concussion) and tight end Richard Gordon (hamstring) to out Saturday, meaning neither will play against the Denver Broncos.

It’s not surprise Heyward-Bey won’t be playing, given that as of Friday he hadn’t passed any of his concussion tests and the severity of the blow he took from Pittsburgh’s Ryan Mundy.

Gordon’s absence will be felt in that the Raiders use a lot of packages with three tight ends and now will have only two _ Brandon Myers and David Ausberry _ active.

Gordon is also a core special teams player and leads the Raiders with four special teams tackles.

The Denver Broncos announced the promotion of Duke Ihenacho and Mike Mohammad from the practice squad. Ihenacho, a safety from San Jose State, is the brother of Carl Ihenacho, who recently went in other direction _ from 53-man roster to practice squad. Mohammad is the former Cal standout.

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  • Raider Riff

    I wonder why Carter isnt playing.

    Not enough time to learn the scheme (which means were throwing some tricky stuff at Manning today)?

    Or not in shape/healed enough?

    Weird.

  • qodrn1

    The Prediction Board:

    Dedicated to Al Davis, Raider duct tape (boy does it hold) and the Coliseum rodents

    Week 1: Alex7: Chargers 27 Raiders 20 (22/14)
    Week 2: R8eray: Dolphins 20 Raiders 13 (35/13)
    Week 3: Klas Tjorborn Raiders 35 Steelers 24 (34/31)

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    8RaiderReign8 Raiders 23–20
    Albert Bigelow Paine Says: Raiders 27 Broncos 24
    Amysincharge Dungver 48-17
    Arkraider: Raiders 31 Denver 24
    Bob Marley says: Raiders 26 to 24
    C2E: Raiders 26-24
    Custom Raider Says: Raiders 38 Denver 10
    downsouthraider Says: Raiders 24 Mules 14
    fingers: Raiders 26-16
    Just Fire Baby Says: Raiders 41 Donkeys 17
    Method to My Madness: Raiders 27-20
    No Mas Diamante: Raiders 27-17
    Morilla: Raiders 37-24
    oakforshow: Denver 28-24
    Plunketthead Raiders 45-30
    PlunkforHOF Says: My beloved Raiders: 31 The team I hate most: 20
    RaiderDuck Says: Raiders 27, Broncos 24
    Raider Jambo Says: Raiders 38 to 27
    Raider Marty Says: Raiders 31-21
    Raiderman99: Mules: 27 Raiders 20
    Raider O: Raiders 23-20
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    qodrn says: Raiders 24 Broncos 23
    Sullivan44 Says: Denver 28, Raiderrs 17.
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    VA Raider Nation Says: Raiders 38 Denver 27

  • qodrn1

    Thanks Plunk. You were a big help today. Keep this up and maybe you can get the blog to pay you 1/2 of what I get.

    Any other folks enter you score up to game time and I will add them in.

    looking at split screen directions for cable.

  • qodrn1

    Raiders in big trouble if they can get the running game going. I don’t think Denver will have any problems double teaming are two WRs.

  • PlunkforHOF

    Nah Plunk I’m in gaming/entertainment… Gotta take some time off soon due to health issues though.