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McFadden, Goodson and Seymour not practicing

Running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson and defensive tackle Richard Seymour are among the four players not practicing today. Given that, it seems highly unlikely that any of the three will play Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.
Raiders coach Dennis Allen will provide official word on the status of those players within an hour or so. At that time, I will post an update.
Allen also is expected to announce who will start at right offensive tackle — Willie Smith, Khalif Barnes or Tony Bergstrom.
At this point, it appears as if it will be Smith for a seventh straight game. Playing Bergstrom for the first time, on the road, against an active Ravens defense isn’t the best way to ease a rookie into the NFL.
It makes more sense for Allen to wait until the Raiders return to the Coliseum for a game against the New Orleans Saints on Nov. 18 if he intends to make the switch to Bergstrom.
It’s also possible that Barnes will reclaim his starting spot for that game after having a second full week to get back into shape after being out for seven weeks with a groin injury that required surgery.
Cornerback Shawntae Spencer is the only other player not at practice today. He almost certainly will be ruled out for Sunday’s game. He has missed the past six games with a foot injury.
With McFadden and Goodson unlikely to play Sunday, it’s time for second-year player Taiwan Jones to show what he can do in a regular-season game.
Jones and fullback Marcel Reece split the reps at running back in practice this week. The only other option available to Allen this late in the process is to sign rookie running back Jeremy Stewart from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

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  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    dr_robert Says:
    November 9th, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Priest and missdick are racists. There tripe should not be allowed here.
    ===================================

    Whatever.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Dakota’s first post:

    Dakota Says:
    January 2nd, 2008 at 2:27 pm
    WHAT! THE CURSE OF PETRINO! McFadden just announced he is returning for his senior year! Why the hell would he do that? Now we will be stuck drafting Little Howie and trading D. Burgess…talk about treading water.

    Bummer.

  • RockyMountainRaider

    I think the praise for Soup comes from him being undefeated in the division which everybody can admit we were all feeling good when we actually knew the Raiders dominated the west. But we had alot more goin on back then then we do now i.e. quality backup RB and shutdown CB. What i do miss though is us whooping the broncos, i just hope CP3 dont go the opposite of Soup and fall 0-3 to them as a Raider.

  • mcfadden20.

    I like Griffin, his team is not helping him which is why he under .500

    I don’t like C. Newton , but that still didn’t stop me from acknowledging that his team sucked last year , his D was competing with Raiders D for the right to be called the worst ever, what’s C. Newton deal this year, its anybodies guess

    ——-

    You see I like one guy and 1 like the Dislike the other guy l but that didn’t make me feel like i should put the guy i like in HOF level and i should degrade every thing the other guy did because i don’t like him,
    i did the same assessments for both of them

  • dr_robert

    Lol. Why can’t I be an idiot racist like them? It seems fun.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    KoolKell Says:
    January 2nd, 2008 at 2:40 pm
    There’s alot of GM hiring and firing today. Maybe a omen for the Raiders.

  • Dakota

    Madden raider,

    I think there had been posts before that but a bunch were lost.

  • oakfoshow

    he is a racist he is a troll he is a troll he is a racist he is a racist he is a troll.obviously.

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    And Oakfoshow the Internet Tough Guy is back again, complete with his footie pajamas and mortal fear of getting his butt kicked by Elmo from Sesame Street.

  • oakfoshow

    109.RaiderDuck Says:
    November 9th, 2012 at 12:33 pm
    And Oakfoshow the Internet Tough Guy is back again, complete with his footie pajamas and mortal fear of getting his butt kicked by Elmo from Sesame Street.

    And I bet you would suck a big ol dik wouldnt ya?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNoi_wwzbtQ Zymurge

    griffin has a far bigger arm he is far more mobile and can read a defense jsut as well as luck or peyton manning or tom brady, hence the 3 interceptions.

    —–

    OK, I got issues with the above statement. Manning may be the most cerebral, defense reading and adjusting QB of all time in the NFL. To say that any rookie QB can even approach that is hilarious. Aside from RGIII, there are 30 other starting QBs that also can’t match Manning in this area. One that is close is Brady, probably top 3-5 in this area. Luck has shown that he can become a top 5 in this area as well, as his head is probably his best asset. No matter how good an athlete, you don’t get into Stanford without a lot of smarts.

    RGIII might someday be really good at reading defenses. He’s slightly better than the average rookie QB so far, and that’s a great start! But that’s it. He’s not even in the same conversation in this regard as some of the legendary, HOF brainiac QBs mentioned above. The only legit conversation is if he’s as good as Luck is at this point in his career, and I’m dubious there because that is Luck’s best strength and it’s a secondary strength of RGIII.

    Put another way, if you took away RGIII’s running threat and made him a mostly pocket passer in the Indy system, at this point in his career I beleive that he would be less successful than Luck has been this far.

    I’m not saying he won’t be successful, but I am say most clearly that he has shown nothing yet that proves he can read a defense as well as any of Manning, Brady or Luck.

  • mcfadden20.

    RockyMountainRaider Says:
    November 9th, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    I think the praise for Soup comes from him being undefeated in the division which everybody can admit we were all feeling good when we actually knew the Raiders dominated the west. But we had alot more goin on back then then we do now i.e. quality backup RB and shutdown CB. What i do miss though is us whooping the broncos, i just hope CP3 dont go the opposite of Soup and fall 0-3 to them as a Raider.

    —-

    Both games our D let the Denver run wild to tune of over 500+ rushing yards combined , not sure many teams have winning records after those kinda D stats

  • fingers

    The Raiders need to keep it close and not have a 2nd half defensive letdown….expecting a low scoring game….keep it close…

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    COMEDY CENTRAL..

  • Priesttj12

    As far as Palmer goes I like him a lot, I wish he were more mobile. He’s just way to stationary he doesn’t extend plays when the opportunity presents itself. He at times tries things he shouldn’t and it’s cost us games.

  • lefty12

    Priest is no more a racist for picking RG3 over Luck than many are for picking Luck over RG3.It is their opinion.He says why he’d take one over the other.I’d take Luck due to his size and background in college.I have reservations about RG3 due to his size and the way he takes hits.I doubt whether or not he will survive long,just like many had the same concerns about McFadden and his skinny legs.

  • http://www.AmyTraskshouldbeonmountrushmore.com Whats a Drexl?

    Mcskinnylegs! havnt heard that in awhile.