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McFadden, Goodson get MRIs on high-ankle sprains

By Steve Corkran
Monday, November 5th, 2012 at 2:03 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Monday that running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson suffered high-ankle sprains against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
McFadden underwent MRI and X-rays on his injury, and the tests returned negative. Allen said McFadden has not been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens.
As for Goodson, he is undergoing an MRI today. The results likely won’t be revealed until Wednesday.
For now, Allen said he is inclined to stand pat until he learns more about the severity of the injuries to his Nos. 1 and 2 running backs.
Once he knows more, he will decide whether to stick with the backs he has on his roster, sign a free agent or sign rookie Jeremy Stewart from the practice squad.
Second-year player Taiwan Jones won’t “earn” more playing time until he shows that he can hold on to the ball better than he has this season.
Jones bobbled a kick-off and mishandled a pitch from Marcel Reece on a reverse in the regular-season opener, and he didn’t handle the ball again until Sunday.
Against the Bucs, Jones fumbled at the end of a reception from Shane Lechler on a fake punt that got stuffed well short of the first-down marker. He got blasted after a 2-yard run in his only other touch.

– Allen said right offensive tackle Khalif Barnes is slated to return to practice Wednesday after missing the past six games with a groin injury that required surgery.
It’s not a certainty that Barnes will reclaim his starting spot from Willie Smith once he is healthy enough to play. Allen said rookie Tony Bergstrom is being considered for the spot, given Smith’s struggles from time to time.

– Cornerback Shawntae Spencer also has missed the past six games. For him, his absence owed to a right foot injury.
On Tuesday, he is scheduled to return to the practice field to gauge his progress in his recovery.

– Allen said he still hasn’t decided what to do with linebacker Aaron Curry. One thing is for sure, time is running out.
Curry’s 21-day evaluation period ends Wednesday. The Raiders have until then to decide whether to activate Curry to the 53-man roster, place him on season-ending injured reserve or waive him outright.
Complicating matters is the potential need for the Raiders to free up a roster spot for cornerback Ron Bartell and, perhaps, a running back if McFadden’s and/or Goodson’s injuries are serious enough to warrant adding another back.

– Defensive lineman Desmond Bryant was released from a local hospital Monday, and he is resting at home, Allen said.
Bryant was admitted to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley on Sunday after complaining of a fast, irregular heartbeat.
He has not been cleared to return to practice, Allen said. However, there’s still a chance that he will play Sunday against the Ravens, Allen said.

– Allen had this to say, when asked if there have been any discussion about re-signing veteran cornerback Stanford Routt, who was waived by the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday:
“No,” Allen said, without elaborating.
There you have it. It doesn’t appear as if the Raiders are going to revisit the Routt situation eight months or so after they waived him in a salary-cap dump.

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  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    KoolKell Says:
    November 5th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Asking Palmer to dink & dunk all day is stupid as hell. That’s not his game.
    ============

    kell, he has been far better dinking and dunking then trying to go deep. he avoided turnover when playing the short game , we saw waht happens when he goes no huddle and starts flinging it. he looked yesterday like he looked most of last year…like trash

  • Priesttj12

    4900 yards and a losing record woopee!!

  • Al_is_theraiders

    wonder how many disasters it will take to finally send krappy to the high school ranks?

  • Raider E

    Knapp calls plays that my chick calls out before the snap.

    Seriously, she recognized that draw to Taiwann right after they got into formation.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Nob Minion, last week when you had your hysterical EPIC MELTDOWN (remember, everyone on the blog was mercilessly bagging on you) and you ran away promising to start a facebook page?

    Looks like the same dude behind KrappyRat’s Twitter did it for you.

    Don’t worry, even the all mighty Beeeeech Diggity Dawg is pretty sure you’re not a big enough dork to actually do something that pathetic

    I mean, you’d be cementing your “Blog Punching Bag” status forever, yes?

    But feel free to make the PMPP’s year and claim it, that would be so freakin’ awesome :)

  • Raider E

    Thats why I said I know it don’t matter, Priest.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Raider E Says:
    November 5th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Palmer is now on pace for 4900 yds.

    I know it don’t matter. I just want Mistic1 to read it.
    =============

    lol who cares about yardage totals in a loss and with all the turn overs?

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Raider E Says:
    November 5th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Palmer is now on pace for 4900 yds.

    I know it don’t matter. I just want Mistic1 to read it.
    ———————-
    Who gives a fk? seriously?

  • beechams gay lover

    beechy dawg made more money blowing old geezers than he did waiting tables for that caterer. and no one found out

  • zopi

    Hey, remember that Corky is the prime lover of Palmer, he just told us that Palmer is having a “career” season. Yes, with inflated stats just like yesterday’s.

    That less known fact 2-17 when throwing over 40 passes is the most telling, of course Palmer will throw over 4,000 yards, but the team will continue to lose as he does. He’ll look really good when the season is over.

    And it’s not like Tampon Bay had top notch defensive backs.

    Obviously, the main problem yesterday was that defense couldn’t recovered from the Doug Martin stump. I couldn’t believe it when the defense gave up early in the 3rd quarter. How could that be? The Raiders finally have a defensive type head coach and a supposedly top notch defensive coordinator. Can you imagine the type of crap that Chuck Bresh or Mr. Davis would be having by now?
    But, nothing on the defensive boy genius.

  • Raider E

    Mistic1,

    How about when he flung it to DHB for a one handed catch, then 2 plays later for a TD to Streater?

    Both perfectly thrown balls.

    Did we all know what to expect?

    Nevermind, aren’t you late for Zumba?

  • The Beeech Dawg

    McBroke20, if you’re interested in being considered for detailing my stretch limo, please submit resume to:

    The Certified Platinum Posse
    c/o The Ritz Carlton
    Marina Del Rey, CA

    Include $300 application fee and a fresh hip-hop demo

    MO FIZZLE

  • Raider E

    lol who cares about yardage totals in a loss and with all the turn overs?

    —————————-

    Gotcha :) read the whole post

  • dr_robert

    Mistic doesn’t realize that teams win and lose games. Alex smith is the perfect example. Of course his two man-crushes, cam and rg3, have a combined record of 5-12. Oh wait. Dammit. I keep thinking logic will mean anything to him.

  • Priesttj12

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    November 5th, 2012 at 3:29 pm
    KoolKell Says:
    November 5th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Asking Palmer to dink & dunk all day is stupid as hell. That’s not his game.
    ============

    kell, he has been far better dinking and dunking then trying to go deep. he avoided turnover when playing the short game , we saw waht happens when he goes no huddle and starts flinging it. he looked yesterday like he looked most of last year…like trash
    *************************************************

    Totally agree with KK on this one Mistic1, Palmer may not be elite but he is good enough to win big with. Like you I liked JC and thought he never got the credit he deserved in here. On this team in this system JC would be tailored made for it. It caters to his talent. He would be sensational in this system because he would augment the runng game with short passes. Palmer wil get frustrated and take shots he shouldn’t you saw it yesterday.

    The coaches are IMO seriously at fault here due to there insistence on asking players to play beyond their talent level. This passing isn’t ready for primetime but it’s good enough to help a greta running game if the coaches would’ve kept the running game here.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure Says:
    November 5th, 2012 at 3:23 pm
    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says: he is the tin man has no heart.==

    Mistic, will you say, outright and for the record that Carson Palmer has no heart?

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    November 5th, 2012 at 3:17 pm
    actually the answer is that palmer is a gutlesss turn over machine always has been. he is the tin man has no heart.

    C’mon Mistic, you said it. Endorse it. Just for us bloggers. On the record. Are you that gutless? Does the phrase ‘courage of your convictions’ mean anything to you?

  • Raider E

    Seriously though, what is the deal with only being able to move the ball when we are down by 10 or more?

    Pitt game, Jax game, and now the TB game….

    Someone needs to fire up all 11 guys on O before the damn game.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    KoolKell Says:
    Who gives a fk? seriously?=================

    Probably a Raider fan. Why are you here, again?

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    Oh, no. I was here ‘In The Beginning’.

  • dr_robert

    Priest–Campbell has never been “sensational” in the nfl. Ever.

    But then again, u were saying Reggie never found a good running back in Green Bay. Then I posted proof that Ajman green and Ryan grant posted 1000 yard seasons for 9 of the last 12 seasons. U disappeared.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Inflated stats? Like his 3 fourth quarter TDs?

    And a two point conversion.

  • dr_robert

    New post

  • Raiderjambo

    One of the glaring differences between our “D” and TB was that their open field tackling was far superior, in that they tackled below the waist, where we were playing some kinda’ touch/flag football defense. Player can’t move if your wrapped around their legs. Romac’s positioning when that TB rookie was slashing through our line was absolutely awful, and please Reg don’t bring Routt back!

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    even D.A admits that carson sucked balls yesterday

    “I think he said this yesterday, and he’d say it again today that there were a couple of throws in that game that he wished he had back, that maybe weren’t the best decisions.” d.a

  • qodrn1

    Raider E, it might have to do with the fact that the other teams let the Raiders have short passes at will and the Raiders stop trying to use the “running” game.

    Those 3 wins are looking better as the season goes on. Pity the Raiders didn’t win the Condo game.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    Just Fire Baby Says: It’s “little known” because it is complete bullshid.====================================

    Some people make stuff up in here? I’m shocked, SHOCKED, I tell you.

  • r8rwill

    Palmer smarmer,,,the reason we lost yesterday and before WE DIDN’T BLOCK AND TACKLE….

  • raiderdav

    Palmer cost this team the W plain and simple, nothing against him but he will win you as many games as losses. I thought Palmer seemed to anxious on that last drive, should had continue dumping short passes to Reece, the team rushed throwing it on First down. face it at best this team is going 7-9 we will be lucky to go 9-7 or even 8-8.

  • tonedeezy

    when did bryant go out?
    is that why the dline suddenly sucked so badly?