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Numerous players not practicing, including McFadden

Running back Darren McFadden is among a handful of starters not at practice today, though tight end Brandon Myers is back on the field only three days after he suffered his second concussion of the season.
McFadden and primary backup Mike Goodson are not practicing today as a result of the high-ankle sprains they suffered against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 days ago. It’s likely that coach Dennis Allen will wait until Friday before deciding whether either can play this Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.
In the interim, Taiwan Jones, Jeremy Stewart and Marcel Reece are taking snaps at running back, as they did last week during the absence of McFadden and Goodson. All three played against the Ravens.
A Yahoo Sports report said there’s a chance that McFadden will play Sunday. Soon thereafter, the same site said McFadden is “iffy” for Sunday.
It says here, if McFadden isn’t able to practice at all this week, then he isn’t playing Sunday. Also, it’s a long way from being in a walking boot Monday to playing in a game six days later.

– Myers’ return bodes well for his playing Sunday. We won’t know until after Allen addressed the media whether Myers passed all the league-mandated tests for players that suffer a concussion.
Players aren’t allowed to participate in full-contact drills or play in games until they are cleared by a doctor.
Cornerback Michael Huff also is well enough to practice today despite suffering a calf injury against the Ravens.

– Recently signed linebacker Omar Gaither is at practice today. He is wearing No. 53 and taking part in all the drills.

– Defensive tackle Richard Seymour, strong safety Tyvon Branch and free safety Matt Giordano also aren’t practicing today.
Seymour missed practice all last week and didn’t play against the Ravens because of knee and hamstring issues. Branch (neck) and Giordano (concussion) suffered injuries against the Ravens.

– At one point today, Allen was quite hands on with the defense as it went through a full-unit drill. He said Monday that he has been pretty involved with the defense all along.
“I’ve been very involved in what we do game-planning-wise defensively,” Allen said. “But I’ll look at any avenue, or anything we need to do, that gives us a chance and helps us win football games.”
A short time later, Allen watched the offense go through its paces.

– Khalif Barnes is at practice today and working toward a return to the starting lineup at right offensive tackle.
Barnes missed the past seven games while recovering from a groin injury that required surgery. Allen said he expects Barnes to reclaim his spot against the Saints.
Willie Smith started the past seven games. Rookie Tony Bergstrom replaced Smith for 15 plays against the Ravens.

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  • Just Fire Baby

    Barksdale hasn’t been very good, got hurt in the New England game after getting abused for a half and they didn’t start him last week.

  • ohioraider

    mcfadden20. Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    WOW might as well concede the game already , no depth at secondary and no pass rush , we’re looking at 60 points by Saints offense and full week of Mistics Palmer rants, can we just fast forward to our next week
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    …or next year

  • mcfadden20.

    Clowney from SC is a beast, but wont be eligible till next year

  • raidermarty

    Here we go again with the McFadden injury circus.I guess its about that time of year when we get to play “will dmac play again this year?”
    godd@mmit

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    I’m pretty sure Mistic just called into a Chicago sports radio talk show. This guy called in said that Cutler was the reason for the Bears offensive problems because he is always trying to be the hero. He also said that Campbell is going to be very successful this weak against the 49ers. He was also black.

  • DMAC

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Barksdale hasn’t been very good, got hurt in the New England game after getting abused for a half and they didn’t start him last week.
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    Barks > Big willie

  • mcfadden20.

    Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    I’m pretty sure Mistic just called into a Chicago sports radio talk show. This guy called in said that Cutler was the reason for the Bears offensive problems because he is always trying to be the hero. He also said that Campbell is going to be very successful this weak against the 49ers. He was also black.

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    Well now you know what he’s doing when he’s not bashing palmer in here

  • DMAC

    And some of you fkers laughed, when I said we should of hired Jeff Fisher.

  • Marks hair

    Best safety in the draft by far is phillip thomas.

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Mush is giving gambling advice!!!

    Thanks Mush.

    Saints are a lock.

  • John David Booty

    My pick for the Safety we need to draft is TJ McDonald. He plays like an old school Raider DB.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Numerous players not practicing, including McFadden

    Is McFadden still on the team?

  • Just Fire Baby

    TJ is Tim McDonald’s son.

    I would take Tim McDonald 2.0

  • mcfadden20.

    DMAC Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    And some of you fkers laughed, when I said we should of hired Jeff Fisher.

    He’s in a better situation, no salary cap hell, they gave like 50 million to Finnegan, where the most we could give is like 20 M for 5 years of Briesel

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Branch and Giordano not practicing today. If they can’t play, I’m not sure if that is a bad or a good thing?

  • LA to TheBay

    My pick for the Safety we need to draft is TJ McDonald. He plays like an old school Raider DB.

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    Solid looking player.

  • LA to TheBay

    165.Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 1:48 pm
    Branch and Giordano not practicing today. If they can’t play, I’m not sure if that is a bad or a good thing?

    —–

    It’s bad. We were already paper thin in the secondary.

  • mcfadden20.

    ohioraider Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    mcfadden20. Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    WOW might as well concede the game already , no depth at secondary and no pass rush , we’re looking at 60 points by Saints offense and full week of Mistics Palmer rants, can we just fast forward to our next week
    ————————-
    …or next year

    but our Age stays the same

  • LA to TheBay

    Briesel has been a big time letdown.

    But the O line problems go way deeper than any one guy. We’ve got Cooper playing a position he never has before, Wiz playing a position he’s not as good at, a scrub revolving door at RT and Veldheer, who has only been ok thus far.

    Some of these guys are zone guys, some power and they don’t have enough experience playing together with one scheme.

    We sucked at zone, incorporated more power, now are going more power than zone and these guys are probably confused and poorly coached.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    So next year, we need a new:

    DE
    S
    CB
    LB
    DT
    OL
    RB ?

    That’s a lot of spots to fill.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Brahs, the craziest thing happened today

    Last night I hooked up with this amazing, wasted stripper who gave me a raw hand jiggity for a half hour

    I was totally plastered on margaritas and didn’t realize she was killing the poor Beeeech Lawg

    By the time I got my nut, it looked like she was holding an overcooked Hebrew National in her hand

    So today I wake up and head straight over to the Korean massage parlor for some deep tissue action. Well, the babe there must’ve misunderstood and gave me ANOTHER 30 min spanky-spank with no lube

    Anyway, I’m stuck at the Beeech Pad with 2 ice packs strapped to the Lawg and a thick coating of Dijonnaise

    Guess that’s why they call it the blues

    PMPP REPRESENT

  • LA to TheBay

    I think we need:

    DE
    CB
    MLB
    FS
    NT
    RT

    in that order

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    This is why Palmer will still be the QB next year, there are too many positions that need an upgrade. Might as well keep the QB who is playing pretty well. The only way Palmer is not our QB is if Reggie drafts a rookie and hecuts Palmer for salary cap reasons, or if Pryor beats him out.

  • LA to TheBay

    Basically the same sh;t as the last decade, minus QB.

  • LA to TheBay

    173.Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 1:57 pm
    This is why Palmer will still be the QB next year, there are too many positions that need an upgrade. Might as well keep the QB who is playing pretty well. The only way Palmer is not our QB is if Reggie drafts a rookie and hecuts Palmer for salary cap reasons, or if Pryor beats him out.

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    In other words, Palmer is the starter next year too.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    LA To TheBay Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 1:58 pm
    173.Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 1:57 pm
    This is why Palmer will still be the QB next year, there are too many positions that need an upgrade. Might as well keep the QB who is playing pretty well. The only way Palmer is not our QB is if Reggie drafts a rookie and hecuts Palmer for salary cap reasons, or if Pryor beats him out.

    ———–

    In other words, Palmer is the starter next year too.
    —–
    Yeah, it looks like we are going to have to deal with Mistic’s crap for another season.

  • mcfadden20.

    Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    So next year, we need a new:

    DE
    S
    CB
    LB
    DT
    OL
    RB ?

    That’s a lot of spots to fill.

    I would add #1 WR to that list, RB and OL will be kinda easy to find if we stick with ZBS but with better OCO

  • mcfadden20.

    Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    LA To TheBay Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 1:58 pm
    173.Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 1:57 pm
    This is why Palmer will still be the QB next year, there are too many positions that need an upgrade. Might as well keep the QB who is playing pretty well. The only way Palmer is not our QB is if Reggie drafts a rookie and hecuts Palmer for salary cap reasons, or if Pryor beats him out.

    ———–

    In other words, Palmer is the starter next year too.
    —–
    Yeah, it looks like we are going to have to deal with Mistic’s crap for another season.

    Just ignore him , i don’t know why people get into politics , race talk and ancient history with him

  • LA to TheBay

    I like this QB class. There’s a sleeper or two in there that can be had a bit later on. However, either Barkley, Geno, or EJ will be there when we pick (in the top 10) and it may be hard for Reggie to resist if he’s going with “best player available.”

    I think we need more help elsewhere and if there is an elite pass rusher to be had, get him.

  • mcfadden20.

    There’s no way our team will pass up adding a guy who can get 10+ sacks in year, whether it’s FA or Draft

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    You guys talking about clowney.. well there is a guy by the name of Demantre Moore out of Texas An M that is outpeforming all these guys in the SEC.. he is very underated but starting to pick up steam to be a top 5 pick. Walter football has him locked into us.

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    Oakland Raiders: Damontre Moore, OLB/DE, Texas A&M
    The Raiders need to take the best defensive prospect available. Their pass rush has been pitiful, and their cornerbacks are weak. Oakland was horrible at recording sacks or interceptions until the defense came alive in the Atlanta game. Dennis Allen needs to upgrade the talent level of his defense across the board. Moore is the most talented pass-rusher or cornerback available.

    Moore has been one of the most consistent pass-rushers in college football this season and is one of the nation’s leaders with 11.5 sacks. He has more sacks in 2012 than Sam Montgomery and Barkevious Mingo combined.

    Perhaps even more impressive than that, Moore leads his team with 69 tackles – 11 more than the next closest defender. He has 19 tackles for a loss, two passes broken up, a blocked kick and a forced fumble. Moore is playing traditional defensive end this year given the change in A&M’s coaching staff. The 6-foot-4, 250-pounder needs to add more weight for the NFL if he is going to stay as a 4-3 defensive end.

    Moore played joker outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense prior to this season, the same position Von Miller used to play. Moore had 72 tackles, 17.5 tackles for a loss, 8.5 sacks and four forced fumbles last year. He had 5.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and 50 tackles as a freshman in 2010.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Reggie needs build up the o-line and defensive line first. He can worry about the QB later. Do what the 49ers did.

  • LA to TheBay

    #1 WR is a FA spot to me or hope that we can develop Streater into that guy.

    I like our WRs. Moore needs another year to develop.

    Honestly, after the dust settled from the Baltimore debacle, I was able to take away one thing and that’s that we got good work in with the passing game in garbage time.

    Myers, DHB, Streater, Moore all should come back next year, though we may have to resign Brandon, as I believe his contract is up this year. I don’t expect Reg to have a problem with that one though.

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

    Just the thought of another year with knapp as the Raids OC gives me a headache.

    It would not surprise me though.

  • mcfadden20.

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    You guys talking about clowney.. well there is a guy by the name of Demantre Moore out of Texas An M that is outpeforming all these guys in the SEC.. he is very underated but starting to pick up steam to be a top 5 pick. Walter football has him locked into us.

    ——————————————-

    Oakland Raiders: Damontre Moore, OLB/DE, Texas A&M
    The Raiders need to take the best defensive prospect available. Their pass rush has been pitiful, and their cornerbacks are weak. Oakland was horrible at recording sacks or interceptions until the defense came alive in the Atlanta game. Dennis Allen needs to upgrade the talent level of his defense across the board. Moore is the most talented pass-rusher or cornerback available.

    Moore has been one of the most consistent pass-rushers in college football this season and is one of the nation’s leaders with 11.5 sacks. He has more sacks in 2012 than Sam Montgomery and Barkevious Mingo combined.

    Perhaps even more impressive than that, Moore leads his team with 69 tackles – 11 more than the next closest defender. He has 19 tackles for a loss, two passes broken up, a blocked kick and a forced fumble. Moore is playing traditional defensive end this year given the change in A&M’s coaching staff. The 6-foot-4, 250-pounder needs to add more weight for the NFL if he is going to stay as a 4-3 defensive end.

    Moore played joker outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense prior to this season, the same position Von Miller used to play. Moore had 72 tackles, 17.5 tackles for a loss, 8.5 sacks and four forced fumbles last year. He had 5.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and 50 tackles as a freshman in 2010.

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    I was watching few of his games against top competition earlier, I’m sold on him

  • nycraider

    forget the draft, focus on green bay’s practice squad

  • LA to TheBay

    Maybe we get a legit zone RB (and they can be had later on in draft or after day one of FA) and he excells in Knapp’s system and I eat my words.

    But that still doesn’t change Knapp’s questionable playcalling and use of his players. Knapp is always going to suck at calling plays.

  • mcfadden20.

    LA to TheBay Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    #1 WR is a FA spot to me or hope that we can develop Streater into that guy.

    I like our WRs. Moore needs another year to develop.

    Honestly, after the dust settled from the Baltimore debacle, I was able to take away one thing and that’s that we got good work in with the passing game in garbage time.

    Myers, DHB, Streater, Moore all should come back next year, though we may have to resign Brandon, as I believe his contract is up this year. I don’t expect Reg to have a problem with that one though.


    great minds think alike, #1 WR will only come from FA, drafted kids take awhile to show their potential , not sure Streeter can step upto become #1 next year , but #2 seems like a really good possibility.

    #1 WR through FA #2 Streeter , Moore/DHB alternating at #3 and 4 , Improved Criner locking down the #5 spot

  • JLofty

    @149-JDB: THATS a good question….

  • papertiger418

    Maybe I’m still stuck in Al Davis mode, but I think we need to sign a proven #1 FA wideout stat. The receiving corps can be a real strength if we take the pressure off of them, and Carson could keep the offense on the field with the passing game until we get the rushing offense clicking.

    I know it’s not Reggie’s MO, but Jennings won’t stay healthy and Bowe is itching to get out of KC. I’m sure we don’t have the money and there are a lot of holes on the team, but this should merit priority.

  • mcfadden20.

    LA to TheBay Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Maybe we get a legit zone RB (and they can be had later on in draft or after day one of FA) and he excells in Knapp’s system and I eat my words.

    But that still doesn’t change Knapp’s questionable playcalling and use of his players. Knapp is always going to suck at calling plays.

    Seriously , how can anybody put that 1 int on Palmer and not on knapp’s play calling, he kept dialing same freaking play then that happened, funny thing is he never evem try that sh1t again if it fails once

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    LA to TheBay Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I think we need:

    DE
    CB
    MLB
    FS
    NT
    RT

    in that order
    ==============================================

    Certainly DE or pass rushing outside LB HAS to be a top priority. Right now Seymour is leading the team in sacks. And 90% of you geniuses want him gone. Who is going to replace that production? Bilukidi? OL would then have to be up next in my opinion.

  • papertiger418

    Yes, LA to the Bay and Macfadden20! I’m glad we’re all on the same page. Play to the team’s potential strengths. Use the draft to fill other holes, but make a move for a #1 FA wideout.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    WR is the least of our worries. It’s probably the Raiders strongest position.

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Will the Raiders give up 40 points for the third week in a row?

  • mcfadden20.

    papertiger418 Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Maybe I’m still stuck in Al Davis mode, but I think we need to sign a proven #1 FA wideout stat. The receiving corps can be a real strength if we take the pressure off of them, and Carson could keep the offense on the field with the passing game until we get the rushing offense clicking.

    I know it’s not Reggie’s MO, but Jennings won’t stay healthy and Bowe is itching to get out of KC. I’m sure we don’t have the money and there are a lot of holes on the team, but this should merit priority.

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    Yup we don’t have a receiver who can run all kinda routes and can go in the middle yet, maybe Bowe will come to the Raiders and Streeter can jump to #2, DHB,MOORE and Criner rounding out a fine WR group

  • nycraider

    respectfully disagree that streater has shown enough to be a number 3 wr in the league and i certainly havent seen anything that makes me think he has more potential than dmoore

  • nycraider

    Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 2:13 pm
    WR is the least of our worries. It’s probably the Raiders strongest position.
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    except on 3rd down and in redzone. they struggle running routes and getting separation

  • mcfadden20.

    Seymour Bush Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    LA to TheBay Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I think we need:

    DE
    CB
    MLB
    FS
    NT
    RT

    in that order
    ==============================================

    Certainly DE or pass rushing outside LB HAS to be a top priority. Right now Seymour is leading the team in sacks. And 90% of you geniuses want him gone. Who is going to replace that production? Bilukidi? OL would then have to be up next in my opinion.

    —–

    Seymour is kinda long in tooth and is always injured, plus for all the money he’s going to make next year is not worth bringing back next year

  • mcfadden20.

    Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    WR is the least of our worries. It’s probably the Raiders strongest position.

    It’s def better than other groups but still lack a true #1 , who can find open holes on 3rd downs and can be the go to guy in RZ, and when the game is on the line