By Steve Corkran
Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 at 11:52 am in Oakland Raiders.
Running back Darren McFadden is running around at practice today without any lingering effects from the high-ankle sprain that forced him to miss the past four games.
Coach Dennis Allen said he expects McFadden and backup running back Mike Goodson to play Thursday night against the Denver Broncos. Goodson also has missed the past four games with a similar injury.
Defensive tackle Richard Seymour (hamstring) is not practicing once again, and it appears as if he is about to miss his fifth straight game.
Defensive end Jack Crawford (toe) is back at practice, as are safeties Matt Giordano and Mike Mitchell. The latter two suffered concussions Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.
Cornerback Phillip Adams also suffered a concussion against the Browns. He was not cleared to practice today.
Offensive coordinator Greg Knapp was quite vocal in presiding over practice today in place of head coach Dennis Allen, who is in Dallas with his family. Allen’s father Grady passed away Monday night. Allen is expected back with the Raiders on Wednesday night.