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Curry returns to practice

By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 at 12:01 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Linebacker Aaron Curry is practicing today for the first time since the Raiders shut him down during offseason workouts as a result of sore knees.
Curry missed all of training camp and some of the offseason workouts while attempting to sort out the issue with his knees. That included a trip to Southern California for treatments from a specialist of some sort.
Curry arrived via trade with the Seattle Seahawks last season and started at weak-side linebacker. Coach Dennis Allen said Curry has spent his time while on the physically unable to perform list learning all three linebacker spots.
Curry isn’t apt to reclaim his old spot, given how well rookie Miles Burris played the first five games. Therefore, Curry will be used as a backup, when the Raiders go to a 3-4 or, perhaps, even in place of middle linebacker Rolando McClain.
For now, the Raiders are intent upon seeing how far Curry has progressed since his knees acted up during the offseason.
They have 21 days from now to decide whether to activate him to the 53-man roster, waive him or place him on season-ending injured reserve.
Curry hasn’t played in a game since last season. He last practiced in the middle of May. Allen said Curry’s conditioning figures to be the biggest obstacle to his return.

– Right offensive tackle Khalif Barnes (groin), cornerback Shawntae Spencer (foot) and tight end Richard Gordon (hamstring) aren’t practicing today.
Barnes and Spencer have not practiced since suffering injuries against the Miami Dolphins. Gordon has missed the past two games after suffering an injury during the Friday practice before the Denver Broncos game.

– Tight end Mickey Shuler was signed to the practice squad Tuesday, and he is on the practice field today, wearing No. 47.
The Raiders waived offensive tackle Nick Mondek from the practice squad to make room for Shuler.

– The Raiders are preparing for their first home game since Sept. 23, when they defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers. We won’t know until Thursday whether the Raiders sold enough tickets to avoid a blackout on local TV.
The Raiders sold out all eight of their regular-season home games last season. If they can sell out the Jaguars game, then it’s likely that the remainder of their home games this season will sell out.

– Right guard Mike Brisiel is back on the field, only three days after he suffered a concussion against the Atlanta Falcons.
Allen said Brisiel on Monday already had begun the league-mandated testing for players that suffer a concussion. Given Brisiel is practicing today, that bodes well for his playing Sunday against the Jaguars.

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  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    ================
    Put McFadden back in a scheme he’s comfortable in and he’ll shine. Keep him in a scheme that he’s hesitant about…and he looks…well, hesitant.
    ========================================

    This is another piece of misinformation. The reason for the Zone system is any back can go in there and be successful. The leading rusher in the NFL the last few years was not even drafted. Dungver came out of nowhere in the late 90′s because of a RB they pulled in the 6th or 7th round with this same system. To say McFadden is not a match is like saying Adrian Peterson couldn’t run in this system. Those guys should be able to excel in ANY system. If for some reason they can’t, something is wrong with them, not the system.

  • Peytons Brain

    Carson runs the no huddle ? That’s right, don’t need to huddle to throw a PICK 6 to lose the game …lol

  • Gdog

    Peytons Brain Says:
    October 17th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Carson Palmer = INT Machine Forever a LOSER just like the Raiders !
    >>>>>

    Troll troll troll your boat!

    CP is tied for 4th in fewest int this year.

    Nice try though…

  • Marks hair

    246. I dont see your point. The qb has a microphone in his helmet in college and in the pros.. you can call as many plays as you want..

  • Peytons Brain

    Since Carson is on pace for the best stats of his career w/a losing record by the way , Will the Raiders resign and extend his contract ? I and the rest of the AFC west hope so since he can’t win more than one division game…

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell
  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    raiderzmaverick Says:
    October 17th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Gdog Says:
    October 17th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    The problem with the no huddle is it severely limits the amount of plays you can use. Eventually, teams will start figuring what is in the no huddle package and be able to defense it.
    >>>>

    Tell that to Bellichick.

    Leading the league in YPG AND scoring!

    Is Brady better than CP? Sure… but cmon.

    Does anyone think Manning is limited on play calling because of the no-huddle?

    I don’t buy this excuse for a second Seymour. WADR.
    ==============
    Yeah, I thought it was BS also. Try telling that to the Falcons with their QB having the best season of his carreer running a hellova lot of no-huddle. Just the difference between creative OC’s and Knapp.
    ========================================

    Sorry but you are both misinformed, on a very very tiny technicality. And that is there is a “no huddle or two minute offense”, and then there is calling the play at the line of scrimmage. What you see as a no huddle, which technically is right because they are not huddling, is different. McDaniels is calling the plays into Brady and he is calling the play at the LOS. Different from running a “no huddle” or 2 minute offense.

  • Gdog

    If for some reason they can’t, something is wrong with them, not the system.
    >>>>>

    Agreed here, and I think something IS wrong with McF.

    He isn’t hitting the hole as fast, he is not as patient… and worst of all, he is not seeing open space well at all.

    He reminds me of Fargas… he is just carelessly barreling into the line and defenders this year for some reason, when he was hitting the holes so well last year he might have been the NFLs best back for a string of games.

  • theghostronin79

    Carson Palmer > Campbell, Russell, Walter, Tuiasusopo, McKown, Culpepper, and whoever the Fu*k else for the last 10 years…..

    So what the Fu*k are we even talking about?

  • Peytons Brain

    CP is tied for 4th in fewest int this year.

    ============================
    Yup having a great year but Raiders still suck .Your ok with a Great stat QB with a losing record huh . True signs of being a LOSER ! 6-10 forever !

  • inonewordraider
  • Gdog

    Sorry but you are both misinformed, on a very very tiny technicality. And that is there is a “no huddle or two minute offense”, and then there is calling the play at the line of scrimmage. What you see as a no huddle, which technically is right because they are not huddling, is different. McDaniels is calling the plays into Brady and he is calling the play at the LOS. Different from running a “no huddle” or 2 minute offense.
    >>>>

    Call it whatever you want, but you can’t say it isn’t working.

    Or that it worked well every other time CP has ran it.

    Hell it was even working perfectly in practice games when CP basically stunk the rest of the time.

  • Peytons Brain

    Raiders should trade Mcfadden to a winning team . He deserves it! You don’t need him any way since you have a Franchise QB in Carson Russell !

  • inonewordraider
  • Gdog

    Peytons Brain Says:
    October 17th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    CP is tied for 4th in fewest int this year.

    ============================
    Yup having a great year but Raiders still suck .Your ok with a Great stat QB with a losing record huh . True signs of being a LOSER ! 6-10 forever !

    >>>>

    Are you 13 years old or something?

    Just curious.

  • Raidernationdave

    Peytons Brain Says:
    October 17th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    “…a Franchise QB in Carson Russell !”

    ++++++++++

    LMMFAO!

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Call it whatever you want, but you can’t say it isn’t working.

    Or that it worked well every other time CP has ran it.

    Hell it was even working perfectly in practice games when CP basically stunk the rest of the time.
    ======================================

    Don’t get me wrong, I like that they do it, more teams are doing it and it certainly is good for a vet Q to run it if he feels comfortable which clearly Carson does.

    The difference with say a Tom Brady versus Carson is Brady has been running that same offense with some of the same players for over 10 years. Carson has been running his offense for 20 quarters, so he is going to be much more limited.

  • Peytons Brain

    My name is Bruce Gradkowski and I’m 29 years old !

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    Vince Young, 2 two pro bowler, 31-19 record… no one will touch him with a 6 foot stick…

    measuring a player by wins and losses is like measuring a team by stats, its ignorant.

    good night.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Palmer has thrown 6 TD’s this year. But I don’t blame him. Just like I don’t blame DMAC, for the running game. This is Knapp’s offense.

    Nfl.com

  • Raidernationdave

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah snap!

    ShamWow’s are off the chain beyotch!

    +++++++++++

    The Beeech Dawg Says:
    October 17th, 2012 at 3:35 pm
    K-Rat, what’s the story with that beat up property on 69th Ave?

    You’ll never get 200,000 for that barn, you silly old fool

    I’d take it off your hands for 50 Gs but you’d have to throw in a ShamWow

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    inonewordraider Says:
    October 17th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    you sound like little biatch in this post bra, tuck in your slip and if you dont like my post dont read them.

    Why did you even respond? You act like a chic
    _____________
    wow can’t take it when you’re exposed? everyone knows your wrong so you have a hissy fit after being exposed. You attend the games ever? why don’t you hollar at me next time you do, wait let me guess, you’d never dare
    ==========

    exposed in what way?

    i do go to a game or two a year, but i have no problem getting at you bra, and we dont need the coliseum.

    What are you talking about anyway fighting? Anything i say here i will gladly say to your face, i would suggest that you dont take it any further than that. that would not be smart

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Watching Cleveland 95′ from the NFL Network. Bellichek started off with 3 losing seasons and then won 11 games. Now he is the best coach in the league. All of you guys who think Allen and Reggie stink should take note. Rebuilding is a process and it’s going to take some time.

  • RaidersOne

    Beechams Gay Lover Says:
    October 17th, 2012 at 3:21 pm
    beechy is 37 and lives with his mom. he got fired from his job at olive garden a few months back because he got caught blowing this kid Jairo one of the dishwashers out back. but most of the time he spends over at antoines. antoine is a bear if you know the type. antoine is always aksking me for viagra because beechy dawg just cant get it done
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Gay Lover,

    I often wondered why Beeechy referenced the Olive Garden as much as he did: he worked there, until being fired. Olive Garden is a pseudo-Italian restaurant, IMO, mediocre in quality, with relatively high prices.

    Beeechy seemed to love it and often bragged of taking his “possee” there.

    And btw, Beeechy seems in his early 20′s and not 37.

    I wonder about Antoine; who is he? Why can’t Beeechy get it done with him. Don’t you resent that Beeechy goes to him and not to you ?

  • fangsraiders

    PALMER = GEORGE …both the victim of a defense full of dumb baboons

  • fangsraiders

    Inonewordraider Says:
    October 17th, 2012 at 2:47 pm
    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    October 17th, 2012 at 2:44 pm
    Game of the week redskins vs giants.
    ______________
    that’s as far as i read into this post, who the fu#k but you in here cares? This is a Raider blog, go tweet RGIII, buy his jersey, join his fan club, you’re a Redskin fan a Carolina fan a Seattle fan and a Philly fan NOT a Raider fan so move on ================================== CLOSE…HE’S A MONKEY LOVER who thinks they can play QB…even though year after year they put up LOSING records against the superior white QB…FACT!

  • fangsraiders

    WEEK 6 MONKEY QB UPDATE = 10 wins / 12 LOSSES …just like EVERY year….FACT

  • raidertalk

    Too bad Hue Jackson isn’t here he could have traded our next ten years first round picks for Terrel Owens.

  • raidertalk

    “If they can sell out the Jaguars game, then it’s likely that the remainder of their home games this season will sell out.”
    –Corkran

    IS there any reason to substantiate this Corky? If they sell out the Jags game and we lose…why or how would the rest of the year sell-out?

  • RaiderSam

    257.Seymour Bush Says:
    October 17th, 2012 at 3:49 pm
    raiderzmaverick Says:
    October 17th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Gdog Says:
    October 17th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    The problem with the no huddle is it severely limits the amount of plays you can use. Eventually, teams will start figuring what is in the no huddle package and be able to defense it.
    >>>>

    Tell that to Bellichick.

    Leading the league in YPG AND scoring!

    Is Brady better than CP? Sure… but cmon.

    Does anyone think Manning is limited on play calling because of the no-huddle?

    I don’t buy this excuse for a second Seymour. WADR.
    ==============
    Yeah, I thought it was BS also. Try telling that to the Falcons with their QB having the best season of his carreer running a hellova lot of no-huddle. Just the difference between creative OC’s and Knapp.
    ========================================

    Sorry but you are both misinformed, on a very very tiny technicality. And that is there is a “no huddle or two minute offense”, and then there is calling the play at the line of scrimmage. What you see as a no huddle, which technically is right because they are not huddling, is different. McDaniels is calling the plays into Brady and he is calling the play at the LOS. Different from running a “no huddle” or 2 minute offense.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

    All of the above made the Richard Sherman “You mad, bro?” tweet all the more hilarious.

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