Raiders inactives were QB Terrelle Pryor, CB Shawntae Spencer, T Khalif Barnes, G Lucas Nix, WR Juron Criner, DT Christo Bilukidi.
Raiders running back Marcus Allen, who will be lighting the Al Davis torch before today’s game against the Steelers, said through a team spokesman he won’t be talking to reporters.
Steve Corkran will provide the in-game analysis Sunday during the Raiders game against the Steelers. Steve will begin chatting around 1 p.m.
Michael Huff emerged from seclusion long enough Friday to confirm what everyone already knew _ the veteran safety may be playing a lot of cornerback against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
With no sign of Shawntae Spencer as practice got underway Friday, the Raiders went behind closed doors to prepare for life without both of their starting cornerbacks.
With the Raiders run game 31st after two games, offensive coordinator Greg Knapp has become a lightning rod for criticism. To that end, Knapp pleads for “patience.” Continue Reading
The Raiders game against the Pittsburgh Steelers is all but sold out and will be televised locally, the team announced Thursday afternoon.
This marks the 10th straight regular-season home game that sold out in advance of the league-mandated deadline, 72 hours before kick-off. The Raiders sold out all eight of their regular-season home game last season.
A Raiders spokesman said only that “we expect a very full house” Sunday. However, numerous fans have contacted me about the inability to find tickets anywhere on-line or through ticket brokers.
That streak will be put to the test next month, when the Raiders next play at home Oct. 21 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Raiders and Jaguars are two of six teams without a victory through the first two games this season, and the Raiders face challenging games against the Steelers, Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons between now and the Jaguars game.
The Raiders received some much-needed positive news, and they received it in the form of middle linebacker Rolando McClain returning to practice today. Continue Reading
Raiders fans would just as soon Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hand out interceptions to the Raiders on Sunday, the way he did the last time he played here, in 2006, when he was intercepted four times. Continue Reading