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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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  • hwnrdr

    KoolKell Says:
    November 5th, 2012 at 2:20 pm
    I don’t blame Palmer or Knapp for yesterday. That was all on the defense.
    ————————
    Bull-schit. 3&out, 3&out, 3&out, 3&out the whole first half, of course the defense gets worn down. Been happening the same way since the first preseason game.

    True, defense got worn out by the first half! It truly showed in the second half!

  • mcfadden20.

    There isn’t a team in the league that wouldn’t kill to have weapons that consistently win outside as much as our guys did yesterday.

    All that required was Palmer hitting them perfect passes in stride, but Ds will eventually figure them out, you can’t win in this league running the same route over and over

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Throw the ball to the left behind the line of scrimmage, throw the ball right behind the line of scrimmage. Greg Knapp.

    My wife couldn’t understand why they don’t throw the ball forward, toward the sticks or the endzone…………….I couldn’t explain it to her.

  • Just Fire Baby

    But i was talking about the 17 games as a starter!

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

    Multiple coaches, owners, offenses, etc.

    He clearly has earned the right, as Soup did in 2010, to get the benefit of one more stablized year to make the playoffs or kick rocks.

    Let’s hope Palmer outshines the only guy on the planet who slides worse than Pablo Sandoval.

  • hwnrdr

    LOL, JFB! Good one!

  • The Beeech Dawg

    KoolKell Says:
    November 5th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Throw the ball to the left behind the line of scrimmage, throw the ball right behind the line of scrimmage. Greg Knapp.

    My wife couldn’t understand why they don’t throw the ball forward, toward the sticks or the endzone…………….I couldn’t explain it to her.

    ————————————

    Maybe because you’re an idiot?

  • mcfadden20.

    Palmer did great, don’t forget his 1st half TD pass to Hagan that was negated by Smith holding , don’t forget the perfect fade pass to streater in the end zone, he should have had but Streater being the rookie he is was busy doing things he shouldn’t do instead of just running to the ball and catching it”

    In all Palmer should have had 6 TD’s

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Now, I did see an elite Peyton Manning come back yesterday…….and put the game away.

  • mcfadden20.

    I would take 3 Ints any day of the week if it means they came from 60 non stop passing attempts to below average receivers behind a pathetic O-Line, i don’t think that’s bad day for him 4 TDs should have been 6 but 4 TD – 3 int isn’t that bad after all if you consider all the circumstances

  • The Beeech Dawg

    JLofty Says:
    November 5th, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Thanks Beech. The CPP/PMPP will my VERY first phone call when my wife finally wises up. She’s not too fond of strippers….
    But nothing livens up a party like a middle-aged, soon to be balding, slowly largening NordicDego gettin Jiggywiddit….word!

    ———

    Brah, unless any other PMPP homies object, I’m naming you the first official Honorary PMPP Member in our gang’s history

    Of course you’re welcome to submit a fresh rap for full membership consideration, but why bother?

    You’ve got elite status and your wife won’t even sniff it

    PMPP IN THE HIZZY

  • mcfadden20.

    KoolKell Says:
    November 5th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Now, I did see an elite Peyton Manning come back yesterday…….and put the game away.


    Elite comeback , his team went into 4th quarter leading 17-13 wtf you talking about , he scored 14 points in the 4th , while his team allowed 10

  • Just Fire Baby

    Now, I did see an elite Peyton Manning come back yesterday…….and put the game away.

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

    Well OBVIOUSLY Carson Palmer is not Peyton Manning, maybe one of the top 3 QB’s ever.

    If your going to hold any Raider QB up to THOSE standards, you will be disappointed 100% of the time.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Mcfadden20. Says:
    November 5th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    I would take 3 Ints any day of the week if it means they came from 60 non stop passing attempts to below average receivers behind a pathetic O-Line, i don’t think that’s bad day for him 4 TDs should have been 6 but 4 TD – 3 int isn’t that bad after all if you consider all the circumstances
    ————————
    And losing is not that bad either is it dumbass?

  • Just Fire Baby

    Don’t look now, but Wiz 2.0 is working on anchoring Center for one of the worst offensive lines in recent memory.

    A move back to guard in 2013 seems inevitable.

  • mcfadden20.

    I don’t know what comeback P Manning did , his team was leading 17-13 heading into the 4th QB, maybe they were down 4 points for awhile

  • Marks hair

    Now martin has a nickname.. way to go àssholes

  • mcfadden20.

    KoolKell Says:
    November 5th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Mcfadden20. Says:
    November 5th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    I would take 3 Ints any day of the week if it means they came from 60 non stop passing attempts to below average receivers behind a pathetic O-Line, i don’t think that’s bad day for him 4 TDs should have been 6 but 4 TD – 3 int isn’t that bad after all if you consider all the circumstances
    ————————
    And losing is not that bad either is it dumbass?


    Maybe if D had decided to show up to play , we would have won, But Palmer did good considering all the circumstances ,any other QB from our past 10 years would have went 3 n out every drive trying to come back from 18 down

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Well OBVIOUSLY Carson Palmer is not Peyton Manning, maybe one of the top 3 QB’s ever.

    If your going to hold any Raider QB up to THOSE standards, you will be disappointed 100% of the time.
    ———————
    Well that’s what you monkey’s do. You say Palmer is an elite QB don’t you?

  • Priesttj12

    Priesttj12 Says:
    November 5th, 2012 at 2:36 pm
    Too late to trade anybody.. we fùcked up
    *****************************************
    I don’t condone profanity nor use it. But this is the most accurate and concise statement heretofore.

  • Just Fire Baby

    If we are going to blame anyone for this loss, we should blame Priest for coming on here before the AM kickoffs, and start accusing the entire NFL and 98% of it’s fans of being a bunch of racist hillbillies.

    Bad JuJu

  • Just Fire Baby

    You say Palmer is an elite QB don’t you?

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

    Calling Peyton Manning elite is quite the understatement isn’t it?

    That’s like calling Beyonce “attractive”.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    November 5th, 2012 at 2:38 pm
    You say Palmer is an elite QB don’t you?

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

    Calling Peyton Manning elite is quite the understatement isn’t it?

    That’s like calling Beyonce “attractive”.
    ————————-
    Alright, whatever spinmeister.

  • aig-raiders

    Yo Cork,
    apparently you forgot the memo. Reggie made it clear he wants football players with a passion for the game. Routt never qualified for either of those criterias. The guy was an idiot over the years for never accepting his responsibilities and he was never a football player to begin with. He was a track dude that happened to play football to get a paycheck. KC was stupid to look at his stats and took the bait. This is the one time where the stats DO LIE and you have to look at it on film.

  • Plunketthead

    I am trying to get KK to bite.
    But he aint biting
    Time to break out the shrimp flavored cheese

  • RAIDERMAN99

    CP has nice stats and I think he’s playing pretty well overall.

    You can’t disregard the fact that he’s playing in a Krapp offense and has no running game. You can’t disregard that the Raids don’t have a true nbr 1 WR.

    BUT…

    You also can not excuse the TWO very poor, boneheaded interceptions in CRUNCH TIME.

    The one in ATL likely cost a win.
    The one yesterday likely cost a win.

    If you’re going to be ELITE, you have to get it done in the CLUTCH.

    Either you get the job done – lead the team to the game winning score or don’t.

    Carson did not.

    And that’s the bottom, unalterable line.

    So despite having good numbers and playing rather well under difficult circumstances, CP’s failure in the clutch in 2 key games can’t be overlooked.

    Unfortunately, Palmer has a history of throwing these game altering picks in crucial moments.

    An ELITE QB rises to the occasion and gets it done. It’s not going to be easy with all the negatives swirling around. But the ELITE QB finds a way. He lifts the team. He elevates the play around him.

    Did CP LOSE the game for the Raids yesterday ? NO.

    But he didn’t WIN it.

    He can NOT turn the ball over when the game is on the line. End of story.

  • mcfadden20.

    RAIDERMAN99 Says:
    November 5th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    CP has nice stats and I think he’s playing pretty well overall.

    You can’t disregard the fact that he’s playing in a Krapp offense and has no running game. You can’t disregard that the Raids don’t have a true nbr 1 WR.

    BUT…

    You also can not excuse the TWO very poor, boneheaded interceptions in CRUNCH TIME.

    The one in ATL likely cost a win.
    The one yesterday likely cost a win.

    If you’re going to be ELITE, you have to get it done in the CLUTCH.

    Either you get the job done – lead the team to the game winning score or don’t.

    Carson did not.

    And that’s the bottom, unalterable line.

    So despite having good numbers and playing rather well under difficult circumstances, CP’s failure in the clutch in 2 key games can’t be overlooked.

    Unfortunately, Palmer has a history of throwing these game altering picks in crucial moments.

    An ELITE QB rises to the occasion and gets it done. It’s not going to be easy with all the negatives swirling around. But the ELITE QB finds a way. He lifts the team. He elevates the play around him.

    Did CP LOSE the game for the Raids yesterday ? NO.

    But he didn’t WIN it.

    He can NOT turn the ball over when the game is on the line. End of story.


    I give you the ATL one , but even if yesterdays int cost us the win , i still believe it was him that even kept us in the game

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    I thought her head was going to explode when on 3rd & 5 they threw it 3 yds, and dude was tackled on the spot. Damn.

  • mcfadden20.

    The interception was on the 2nd down, and had Palmer threw it away, it would have resulted in most likely intentional ground since he was inside the hash marks, had he taken the sack , it would have resulted in 3rd and more than 15 yards to go

  • oklahomaRaider18

    Too bad Chris Ivory wasn’t available…

  • mcfadden20.

    KoolKell Says:
    November 5th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    I thought her head was going to explode when on 3rd & 5 they threw it 3 yds, and dude was tackled on the spot. Damn.

    —-
    So you wanted him to wait for him to hold onto the ball until the other receivers get open and by that time D line is there and saying hi to him

  • The Beeech Dawg

    KoolKell Says:
    November 5th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    I thought her head was going to explode when on 3rd & 5 they threw it 3 yds, and dude was tackled on the spot. Damn.

    ——–

    Nah, the protective bowl cut would’ve at least kept her skull intact

  • mcfadden20.

    Our receivers freaking run horrible routes, and they don’t even know some of the routes, they can’t do any hot routes in case of blitz , they are responsible for 50% of the Palmer Int’s and responsible for dropping like 5 Palmer TD”S

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    So you wanted him to wait for him to hold onto the ball until the other receivers get open and by that time D line is there and saying hi to him
    ———————
    Call fking plays to the sticks on 3rd down. That’s what I want.

  • Just Win Baby

    Unless Aaron Curry can run the ball in the ZBS, I would say that he is probably going to be hitting the bricks.

  • Priesttj12

    Palmer is NOT by any stretch an ELITE QB to even speak in those terms is very premature. But he is a very capable and astute general that you can win with. But to take the game and leave it in his hands with ZERO HELP is IMO very very stupid. YOU know this passing game is still in the developmental stages you have to give him the needed help to be successful. To leave Palmer without a tough inside runner was asking for trouble.

    Listen Palmer is very very simialar to Plunkett and Lamonica he is NOT a stat machine or an efficient QB who’s going to protect the football and take what the defense gives. Palmers game is to go for your jugular and hit it big. That is WHO HE IS!….period

    Asking him to augment your running game with dinks and dunks will only frustrate him. You have to have a very good to greta running game and let Palmer get the big play over the top and to attack the defense and keep it off your running game. Now if you ask him to do something other than that well that’s YOUR FAULT!

    Get a RUNNING GAME I’ve said form day one DMC is NOT a inside running power running game HB he is a speed back lethal weapon who can supply your offense with a ton of bigplay potential. If you try to use him as a feature back THAT IS YOU FAULT!! Because he will break down and you’ll kill his career I said it the dayu we drafted him and that is WHY I didn’t wnat him that high.

    Now it’s up to the OC to figure this crap out and use the talent accordingly or else keep LOSING…………period

  • fingers

    Yesterday was a Classic meltdown cluster Fk….

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    Just Fire Baby Says: We didn’t hear much about Mistic’s fascination with Freeman when he lost 9 games in a row last year.

    Last year is ancient history to a teenager. Wave of the future just started this year. Athletes today are waaay better than a decade ago. Teams from the ’70′s and 80′s ?..might as well be wearing leather helmets.

  • mcfadden20.

    KoolKell Says:
    November 5th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    So you wanted him to wait for him to hold onto the ball until the other receivers get open and by that time D line is there and saying hi to him
    ———————
    Call fking plays to the sticks on 3rd down. That’s what I want.


    they are intentionally calling plays that won’t work ? most of the plays are designed to get more than enough yards and then some are designed to go underneath and gain yards after the catch, can’t do anything if the guys who are running longer routes are not getting open , and only open guys get tackled right before the stick… learn some football KK , this is not madden 13

  • RAIDERMAN99

    I give you the ATL one , but even if yesterdays int cost us the win , i still believe it was him that even kept us in the game
    ==========================================
    Yes, CP kept us in the game yesterday. Kept coming back and coming back.

    But with the game on the line – he came up short.

    Can’t come up SMALL in the BIG moments and be ELITE.

    If you’re going to climb the mountain, then get to the summit dammit.

    CP’s last pick was inexcusable. Deflating. Game over.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    Priesttj12 Says:
    November 5th, 2012 at 2:37 pm
    Priesttj12 Says:
    November 5th, 2012 at 2:36 pm
    Too late to trade anybody.. we fùcked up
    *****************************************
    I don’t condone profanity nor use it. But this is the most accurate and concise statement heretofore.

    At least somebody appreciates your comments.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Yo, any of you Nerds know how to clean corn dog stains out of a stretch limo?

    Was totally wasted at the Lake Show game last night, after the W, packed my bizzies in the ride and headed off to Weinerschnitzel

    And of course, the ho’s just threw their corn dogs away when they realized the Beeeech Lawg was open for business

    Guess that’s why they call it the blues

  • mcfadden20.

    RAIDERMAN99 Says:
    November 5th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    I give you the ATL one , but even if yesterdays int cost us the win , i still believe it was him that even kept us in the game
    ==========================================
    Yes, CP kept us in the game yesterday. Kept coming back and coming back.

    But with the game on the line – he came up short.

    Can’t come up SMALL in the BIG moments and be ELITE.

    If you’re going to climb the mountain, then get to the summit dammit.

    CP’s last pick was inexcusable. Deflating. Game over.

    —–

    Yeah but it was 2nd down , and pressure up his grill , throwing the pass away most likely leads to intentional grounding and sack is not an option, there wasn’t a good check down option either, every one was running uphill , i blame that on stupid play calling by OC , we should have called a screen on the 1st play or a Rb draw, would have def gained a few yards and we would have been in manageable 2nd down situation and then could have done anything from there, i blame all that on the play calling and receivers inability to run real routes

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure Says:
    November 5th, 2012 at 2:58 pm
    Priesttj12 Says:
    November 5th, 2012 at 2:37 pm
    Priesttj12 Says:
    November 5th, 2012 at 2:36 pm
    Too late to trade anybody.. we fùcked up
    *****************************************
    I don’t condone profanity nor use it. But this is the most accurate and concise statement heretofore.

    At least somebody appreciates your comments.
    —-
    I was calling for DMac to be traded the last two weeks. Should have done it.

  • Dakota

    Normal blog idiocy….focusing on the wrong issue after a loss.

    This loss was 100% on the defense, and everyone is talking about Palmer lol.

    Dumbest fans in America!

  • mcfadden20.

    The Beeech Dawg Says:
    November 5th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Yo, any of you Nerds know how to clean corn dog stains out of a stretch limo?

    Was totally wasted at the Lake Show game last night, after the W, packed my bizzies in the ride and headed off to Weinerschnitzel

    And of course, the ho’s just threw their corn dogs away when they realized the Beeeech Lawg was open for business

    Guess that’s why they call it the blues


    stupid question and just proves that you’re just a lame ass asking for attention in here, if you claim you own boats and all that , you take that Limo right into a car wash place and get it bleached, why would you try to work on it yourself , you freakin stupid comments expose your for who u are

  • Priesttj12

    There is plenty of talent to win games but great coaches don’t ask players to do something they cannot DO and to ask Palmer to throw 60 times is freaking ASININE. slow it down give him options run it EVEN if you don’t gain a yard but give him a play off here and there so he doesn’t feel like EVERY play is his to make.

    You can win with ALEX SMITH dammit why can’t you win with Palmer unless you’re just tooo damn stupid as an OC to get it done.

  • mcfadden20.

    Dakota Says:
    November 5th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Normal blog idiocy….focusing on the wrong issue after a loss.

    This loss was 100% on the defense, and everyone is talking about Palmer lol.

    Dumbest fans in America!


    Real Raiders fans know whats up , it’s just the trolls who only come here talking about our Qb every freaking day, so don’t confuse us with them trolls

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    The season is over realistically at 3-5. No way they catch denver.. let alone beat denver this year.

    Its not like Raiders were gonna make a playoff deep push anyhow. Raiders still cant stop McGahee nor Manning.

  • Dakota

    Oh wait….the o-line sucked too….so it is probably only 90% the defense’s fault.

  • mcfadden20.

    Palmer’s arm just fell off, it was either that or he got hit on the throw, that pass was off by 20 yards