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DT Kelly joins sidelined players

Defensive tackle Tommy Kelly is not practicing today as a result of a sore foot. Not sure if this qualifies as a setback, given he practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday.
Fellow starting defensive tackle Richard Seymour still is battling a sore knee. Therefore, it’s likely that primary backup Desmond Bryant will see more playing time inside, with rookie Christo Bilukidi also in line for more snaps.
The fact Kelly is watching practice bodes well for his playing Sunday. If his foot was severely hurt, it’s doubtful that he would be standing around on a cold day.

– Right offensive tackle Khalif Barnes (groin), cornerback Shawntae Spencer (foot) and tight end Richard Gordon (hamstring) are the only other players on the 53-man roster unable to practice today.
Of the three, Gordon is the one with a best chance of playing Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. Even so, he hasn’t practiced at all this week, so coach Dennis Allen, no doubt, would feel a lot better about using Gordon if he gets to see him on the field Friday.

– This is the day of the week that offensive coordinator Greg Knapp and defensive coordinator Jason Tarver speak with the media.
So, stay tuned for their takes on how much progress the offense and defense made during the bye week and what changes they made, if any, to help jump-start their struggling units.

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  • Just Win Baby

    I’m assuming the only reason Kelly and Seymour are on this team is because we would have still had to pay a good amount in guaranteed money even in we had cut them due to their ridiculous contracts? At least Seymour bats down a pass now and then. Neither one of these guys has impressed me much as pass rushers this year. They suck.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    KoolKell Says:
    October 11th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Beech once in awhile is ok. More than that is an embarrassment to Raider Nation. Which, I think is his objective. No grown man can be that immature.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    we will see just how good the defense will be without them…heres a hint….much worse than you can imagine…

  • eastoaklandraider

    you think beech cares about embarrassment lol

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    They are gonna interview palmer today and he is gonna say how close they are that they can taste it!

    KNapp is gonna try and be funny and make some lame execuse about how we allll should just be patient! patience ppl

  • The Beeech Dawg

    KoolKell Says:
    October 11th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Beech once in awhile is ok. More than that is an embarrassment to Raider Nation.

    ————-

    Totally agree, KrappyRat

    Now tell us again how you chased Randy Moss around the Safeway parking lot

  • JLofty

    I got some patience for ya right here….

  • Turducken

    Beech comes up with an occasional good tip – like the banana smoothie. Classic! You know you tried it

  • eastoaklandraider

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    October 11th, 2012 at 1:29 pm
    we will see just how good the defense will be without them…heres a hint….much worse than you can imagine…
    ——————

    I’m a kelly and seymour apologist as well but you gotta admit their not doing much in the way of a pass rush I expected more from those two and shonasty.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Eastoaklandraider Says:
    October 11th, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    you think beech cares about embarrassment lol
    ————-
    No, not about the Beech caricature, of course.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    KrappyRat is still bitter that I took his precious blog – where he could soil his diapers all day long trolling politics – and turned it into a sweet place where bros can party serious with wasted hizzies

    Pool old troll, sitting on a computer in Switzerland trying to defend the honor of a football blog

  • Just Fire Baby

    we will see just how good the defense will be without them…heres a hint….much worse than you can imagine…

    ********************************

    Really?

    So can you tell the difference when they are in the game or not, because I really can’t.

    Seymour has a presence at times, I can see that sometimes. But it’s not like we will replace a Pro Bowl $14 millie per guy with some 7th round draft pick and hope it works.

    Seymour will be replaced by a 1st round pick, or a failry expensive FA, ideally younger.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    eastoak, youre right but i think da nuetered them with no penalties…id rather have them playing aggressive….

  • LondonAl

    Nothing personal about Kelly but he has not made any real impact on the team since he became a starter. I think he’ll be cut at the end of the season unless he gets a truck load of sacks. As for Seymour he has been a non-factor for two seasons. His best play was socking Big Ben!

  • Just Fire Baby

    The problem with Seymour, is that he does make plays, but they seem all too often to be in the first half, or even sometimes the first drive or two.

    Where are the big 2nd half plays? Other than the blocked kicks in KC, I can’t think of any.

    I think he got the sack against Ben late, but that was more of a coverage sack and Ben ran into him, more than an overwhelming pass rush that blew up a play.

  • Dan78

    Hey KK what time is it in Swiss??????

  • Just Fire Baby

    Oh boy…….losing The Beard makes these last outs tortourous.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    just sayin careful what you wish for…you guys wanted a gm= reggie mcheesehead, wanted a different def=zone covg def, wanted less penalties=sissie defense, now kelly and seymour=?

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    10:51pm. long day listening to Swiss/German.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Dan78, what time is it in Podunk?

  • Just Fire Baby

    Sidenote, in 2010 we were 2-1 without Seymour, and average giving up 18 PPG.

    Not bad.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Dan78 Says:
    October 11th, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Hey KK what time is it in Swiss??????

    ————–

    Dan the Man with a sweet KrappyRat scud

    PMPP N FULL EFFECT

  • The Beeech Dawg

    What’s the deal K-Rat – no private dinners with the Prince of Switzerland at the consulate?

  • Just Fire Baby

    Not saying we would be better without him, just saying we have played games without him, and we didn’t really see much of any difference.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    I think Seymour was a good addition by Al. Turned the D-line into a team strength, and helped Tommy Kelly. Whom some NFl people say is the best UT in the league.

  • Just Fire Baby

    BOOM!!!!!!

    Winning 3 in a row on the road facing elimination is insane.

  • Dan78

    Krappy rat is called Santa Monica,Ca. 10:51 and still blogging you, should be making sweet love to your wife. Instead of whacking off to your posts…

  • Just Fire Baby

    Bummer Buckeye, that Cueto injury took a few games but really reared it’s head game 4 and 5.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    The Beeech Dawg Says:
    October 11th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    What’s the deal K-Rat – no private dinners with the Prince of Switzerland at the consulate?
    ————–
    No need to hate Dumb Beech, when you when you dine at the Olive Garden as much as you do. be happy.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Dan78 Says:
    October 11th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Krappy rat is called Santa Monica,Ca. 10:51 and still blogging you, should be making sweet love to your wife. Instead of whacking off to your posts…
    ————–
    No need to concern yourself. Danny.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Our defensive line has been a team strength the last few years. Not so much this year. Shaughnessy really has been ineffectual which is a bit of a surprise. Many a person thought this would be the breakout year for Matt and expected to see him at the Justin Smith/Jared Allen level.

  • Dan78

    Just don’t want you to end up losing your meal ticket.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Everyone focuses on Seymour and Kelly but Houston and Shaugnessy have not gotten the results they need to for our defense to be successful.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Dan78 Says:
    October 11th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Just don’t want you to end up losing your meal ticket.
    —————–
    No worries Danny boy.

  • zopi

    Nothing lost with both Kelly and Dick Seymour not practicing, in fact they shouldn’t be on the field against the ATL on Sunday if they didn’t practice during the week, but we all know Junior, both will start and again be worthless.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Agree on Houston.

    Stout, at times, against the run, but he disappears a lot.

    He does hustle down the field though, I do like that about him. Just not enough pass-rush.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    KrappyRat, I would never ask my wife & her bowl cut to fly me to Europe AND pay for fancy dinners

    With my hugely successful VIP Reggae Party Boat, earnings off Rasta Ganja shows and upcoming royalties from my hip hop album Wrecks N Effect, I just throw it on the Centurion

    CERTIFIED PLATINUM ALL YEAR LONG

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Again Houston seems so close at times to making plays but somehow doesn’t. This team DESPERATELY needs pass rush help. Andre Carter should be interesting to watch this Sunday.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Dumb Beech, I doubt any woman has offered you anything.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    In other news has Rolando McClain been cut yet?

  • JLofty

    Desmond Bryant is our best DLineman and needs to be playing MORE…
    Shonasty has not come back fully from ACL problem. Maybe next year….

  • Al_is_theraiders

    i think da nueterd them…trying so hard not to jump, they are a step behind…zone covg in the back=no sacks…

  • JLofty

    Yeah let me know when Goethel is starting in the middle. He’s no Ray Lewis but he’s active like Burris and Wheeler, flys around like his hair’s on fire. Or at least he used to….

  • Raidernationdave

    Whut up beyotches?!

  • The Beeech Dawg

    KrappyRat, the problem is they’re usually the same offers

    - If you let me crash on your beanbag, I’ll ride the Lawg until my bunghole catches on fire

    - I’ll scrub and oil the PARTYDUDE 8000 if you’ll 69 with my friends

    - If you can find it in your heart to finger bang the rest of my beach volleyball team, I’ll be your date for the Huey Lewis & The News concert

  • Plunketthead

    KK

    Do very many Americans travel to Switzerland and spend their entire time on a blog with his goober pals?

    You have permission to put me out of my misery if I ever pull a KK

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    JLofty Says:
    October 11th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Yeah let me know when Goethel is starting in the middle. He’s no Ray Lewis but he’s active like Burris and Wheeler, flys around like his hair’s on fire. Or at least he used to….
    =================================

    Exactly. At least Geothel tries out there.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    If the Offense could convert 3rd downs………..it would help the Defense a lot.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    3rd down from both units has been dismal. Both units are at the bottom of the league in 3rd down conversions allowed, and missed.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Plunketthead Says:
    October 11th, 2012 at 2:25 pm
    KK

    Do very many Americans travel to Switzerland and spend their entire time on a blog with his goober pals?

    You have permission to put me out of my misery if I ever pull a KK
    ——————-
    I’ve been here about 15 times………but blogging my entire time, you’re exaggerating.