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McFadden, Seymour at practice; McClain absent

By Steve Corkran
Monday, December 10th, 2012 at 11:48 am in Oakland Raiders.

Running back Darren McFadden and defensive tackle Richard Seymour are at practice today, which bodes well for their playing against the Kansas City Chiefs.
McFadden returned last week after missing four straight games. He played against the Denver Broncos on Thursday night but he reinjured his right ankle.
As for Seymour, this is the first time he has practiced since he suffered a hamstring injury against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Nov. 4. He has missed the past five games.
McFadden is moving around well and looking like a guy that is ready to play Sunday against the Chiefs.
At one point, McFadden burst through some pads on the ground and sprinted toward the unsuspecting media contingent watching practice.
McFadden waited until he was right up on the media, screamed and grabbed beat writer Jerry McDonald around the waist as he ran through the scribes.

– Middle linebacker Rolando McClain is eligible to rejoin the team now that his two-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team has ended and he has been reinstated to the 53-man roster.
However, he is not at practice today. The Raiders said in a press release that McClain isn’t “required” to be at practice today and that coach Dennis Allen will speak with McClain upon Allen’s return from Texas, where he is attending his father’s funeral.

– Strong safety Tyvon Branch is the only other player not at practice today. He suffered an ankle injury against the Broncos on Thursday night. He also is nursing a neck injury from the Cleveland Browns game.

– Offensive coordinator Greg Knapp is running practice today once again during Allen’s absence.
Once practice ends, the media are permitted locker-room access to speak with the players. However, Knapp and defensive coordinator Jason Tarver won’t speak with the media until later this week.

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  • VanHeathen30

    Romac and DA should put on the ‘Inflateable Sumo Suits’ and have at it at half time…the winner will take on Reggie (who doesn’t NEED the Sumo suit) immediately after.
    This should be ore entertaining than the game against KC…

  • Dan78

    Say No To ROLO

  • VanHeathen30

    How are we going to get the running game going without Schmitt? Oh that’s right, we DON NOT HAVE A RUNNING GAME since DA and Knapp Time took over…nevermind.

  • guest123

    Bad form to excuse Slo from practice today. Make an example of him and have him run around and sweat with the others so that he can earn his final 3 paychecks riding the pine.

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    FIRE REGGIE NOW.

  • Dan78

    They can have #55 sell popcorn in the stands…Over/Under he whiffs on the shanks…

  • guest123

    Don’t worry about anything, Greg Knapp is running the show. It’s all good.

  • Raider-in-PA

    Thanks Charlie for sliding my cuz big Dan Conners into your ‘in the box’ draft picks!

    Funny you brought him up the same day the present-day #55 is being drug through the mud on this website.. and he definitely should be!! What p!sses me off is when I wear my #55 Conners jersey to games, EVERYBODY will get it mistaken to be a McClain jersey…

    What a disgrace to Big Dan and Millen…

  • realtruraider

    Ro won’t ever be back at a Raiders practice, if for some reason he does I hope MM34 hits him upside his head

  • VanHeathen30

    De-Activate Romac on Sunday and be sure to take his PSP2 away from him so he isn’t seen playing video games on the sideline…JaMarcus and his Skittles thinks that would be an embarassment…
    Does SEC stand for Secure Enough Cash, or is it something else?

  • bcz24

    4.guest123 Says:
    December 10th, 2012 at 11:52 am
    Bad form to excuse Slo from practice today. Make an example of him and have him run around and sweat with the others so that he can earn his final 3 paychecks riding the pine.
    ****************
    It was common knowledge that he wasn’t going to be allowed to return to the team until he had a sit down with DA, which due to the unfortunate timing of his fathers death, had to be delayed.

    Per the CBA rules, the organization HAD to reinstate 55 on the roster, but like I said, that doesn’t mean he is going to be allowed to rejoin the team.

  • severeraiderz

    Dennis Allen is a bum, fire this guy the day the season ends and put him and us out of the misery that is the 2012 NFL season

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Reggie is a bust.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    McClain absent? Good. The team just improved by him not being there.

  • Raider-in-PA

    I need an f-ing laugh today… Could someone please post a link to the photo which inspired the nickname ‘tittymonkey’???

  • guest123

    Still would have been fitting to send Slo out to run laps, burn some cardio, get amped up for a game he’ll never be a part of. Also, would be interesting to see the looks and exchanges between Slo and teammates after talking about being able to go on to a “real team”. I’m sure that would have been interesting.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    reggie and DA need to go…

  • bcz24

    Still would have been fitting to send Slo out to run laps, burn some cardio, get amped up for a game he’ll never be a part of
    ****************
    They couldn’t get him amped up when he was the starter and guaranteed to play!

  • guest123

    bcz24 Says:
    December 10th, 2012 at 12:02 pm
    Still would have been fitting to send Slo out to run laps, burn some cardio, get amped up for a game he’ll never be a part of
    ****************
    They couldn’t get him amped up when he was the starter and guaranteed to play!

    ********

    lol

    excellent point!

  • severeraiderz

    John Marshall is partly to blame for McClain’s propensity for shooting gaps, which are often the wrong ones. He told Romac as a rookie that doing his job wasn’t good enough and that he had to go above and beyond. He is not to blame for McClain’s lack of hustle or any of his other problems, but it was him that insisted that McClain had to go for the home run every time, even when he should be hitting line drives

  • radraider

    i think trading down might be difficult. no Luck or RGII players

  • severeraiderz

    Seymour Bush Says:
    December 10th, 2012 at 11:59 am
    McClain absent? Good. The team just improved by him not being there.

    ///////////////////////

    Like they improved when they lost to Cle or Den???

  • Raiderbuck

    How does Knapp still have a job?

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    yawn at the Slowlando drama. I want to see Chweka and Adams starting vs KC. Get speed-bump Giordano out of the running downs, please!

  • Raiderbuck

    How does Tarver still run the worst Defense in the NFL?

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    Knapp still has a job cause he cooks a mean BBQ, and tity Mac loves his ribs!

  • RaiderDebo

    severeraiderz Says:
    December 10th, 2012 at 12:09 pm
    Seymour Bush Says:
    December 10th, 2012 at 11:59 am
    McClain absent? Good. The team just improved by him not being there.

    ///////////////////////

    Like they improved when they lost to Cle or Den???
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Was about to ask the same question.

  • Charlie

    DJ

    Bad deal at this time. The Bills rank 21st in yards allowed and they Guaranteed $50 million to Williams.
    I do not like free agent signings with that much money involved. I would much rather invest money in a kid with the rookie cap in place.

    Lines work as units. One guy typically will not make an exponential difference.
    However one stellar talent along with three or four other ABOVE AVERAGE LINEMATES CAN CREATE WHAT THE RAIDERS USED TO HAVE WITH UPSHAW. What the Eagles had with Reggie White. What the Giants and Ravens have today.

    What I do know is you need to have a superior Oline and Dline to win at any level of football.
    I also know that you need to build the core of your team with the draft.

    Free agents can be used as niche building pieces but they will rarely make a big difference on their own merit. More concerning thety are often times older which brings about the risk of injury or decilning productivity relative to salary (poor value).

    The Raiders lines have been let go for too long.

    Kelly, Shaugnessy, Seymour, Carlisle and Barnes can no longer compete.

    That is why I have said this is a 3-5 year rebuilding effort.
    We do not have a full complement of draft picks till 2014.

  • McRaider5150

    I have been very patient with Carson Palmer as a fan. I was one of view people I know that thought he would be top tem statistically and up there with the best.

    Well, I am done giving Carson a pass. Is he the main problem? No! He is a problem though. You can actually put three or four loses on his shoulders. I am so tired of him throwing pics in the red zone. His ints always seem to come at the wrong time. I think he is worse than Tony Romo in that regard.

    I can’t say that Pryor would have won more games than Palmer, but I do think he would provide some excitement to the game.

    With that said, under Hugh Jackson this would be less of a problem. Hugh was able to call plays that match the skill that we have on the team.

  • severeraiderz

    Radraider Says:
    December 10th, 2012 at 12:09 pm
    i think trading down might be difficult. no Luck or RGII players

    ///////////////////

    Yeah, unless a guy tears it up at the combine, it will be difficult to get a good enough package to trade down. Our hope is that Barkley can shoot back up draft boards after a disappointing senior year, or that Te’o has a good enough workout to guarantee him as a top 5 pick

  • Chris in NY

    Why is Slo even around anymore? If it’s some procedural thing with the suspension and expected release and they need to do it this way to avoid a grievance, then fine.

    If they actually put this bum back on the team, consider it Exhibit Z as to how these clowns are in over their heads.

    If it’s, as I saw Cork suggest on Twitter, a sign that they’re going to try to trade him then they’re dreaming. If I had to bet on it, I’d say Slo has probably played his last down of reg season NFL football. Someone will give him a look in camp. They’ll see the slow feet, lack of effort and bad attitude and let him walk. Regardless, no way is anyone going to give up a pick for this guy so they are then on the hook for like $5 mil next year.

    Are you kidding?

  • jackasspuria

    Via Rotworld.com

    Dwayne Bowe – WR – Chiefs
    Dwayne Bowe (ribs) has been ruled out for Week 15 against the Raiders.

  • severeraiderz

    RaiderDebo Says:
    December 10th, 2012 at 12:12 pm
    severeraiderz Says:
    December 10th, 2012 at 12:09 pm
    Seymour Bush Says:
    December 10th, 2012 at 11:59 am
    McClain absent? Good. The team just improved by him not being there.

    ///////////////////////

    Like they improved when they lost to Cle or Den???
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Was about to ask the same question.

    ////////////////////////

    Knowshon Moreno must have felt like he was back at Georgia. Burris is getting worse by the week, i really hope he gets it together because he showed promise to begin the year. Might end up being another Ricky “i thought he’d be kinda good, before he wasn’t” Brown player for us and provide depth, but not good enough to start

  • theghostronin79

    Burris is getting worse by the week, i really hope he gets it together because he showed promise to begin the year.

    ==================

    I was worried about this early. Remember, he played damn near EVERY snap of 4 Pre-Season games. They wanted to get him the reps, but then he ended up being our opening day starter…..Rookies especially start hitting that wall late in the season but, I think it’s worse for Miles. The dude has already played 17 full games. Probably worn the FU*K OUT.

  • oakfshow

    Reggie has failed! No more excuses please.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    failed like no one before in oakland…

  • morilla

    I’m sure one of the typical teams might take a shot on Morondo. Jags, Panthers, Bills, etc.

    I’m just glad he’s not going to be a Raider anymore.

  • mcfadden20.

    Props to Chris Kluwe for putting “Vote Ray Guy” post-it note over the 50 year HOF 50th anniversary patch

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    McRaider5150 Says:
    December 10th, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    I have been very patient with Carson Palmer as a fan. I was one of view people I know that thought he would be top tem statistically and up there with the best.

    Well, I am done giving Carson a pass. Is he the main problem? No! He is a problem though. You can actually put three or four loses on his shoulders.
    =========================================

    And how was our running game doing at the time you pin those losses on his shoulders?

  • mcfadden20.

    We all know what’s really up with the team and what kinda playmakers we have on both sides of the field, no need to keep on bashing certain player or certain coach, just 3 more weeks before we get rid of under performers and bad play callers and bring in real talent

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Anybody still excusing carson is simply suffering form sever her worship.

    7-16- 37 turn overs

  • RockyMountainRaider

    Say what you want but RUN DMC still seems happy to be in Oakland, when he jumped in the stands on thursday. Oand now messing around with Jerry. I think he wants to get out of his funk bad.

  • DaRaiders022

    Palmer IS NOT the QB answer for this team! It’s freakin embarassing to have two QB Heisman winners on your roster and not one of them is at a level to carry a franchise! The Donko game was winnable, but with our serious lack of talent and coaching we were just a practice squad for Denver as they prepare for the playoffs! DMC needs to go elsewhere, he has quickly become a liablility with his big contract and inablility to finish a season. Notice when he runs he goes down after one hit, no desire for more yardage! Huff, Branch, Kelly also need to say adios! Today, we are an awful looking NFL team, and will be bent over by Carolina and the Bolts!

  • radraider

    at least reggie signed some of these players to one year contracts. no cap hits this year.

  • McRaider5150

    39.Seymour Bush Says:

    And how was our running game doing at the time you pin those losses on his shoulders?

    ________________________
    For the most part the running game was horrible, But as the vet QB you can not throw a int in the red zone or when you are trying to drive down to score a go ahead TD. “PROTECT THE BALL” in the that situation. That is what I expect from by QB that has been in the league for 12 years.

  • http://alswingman.blogspot.com alswingman

    Glad McFadden is having fun being part of a bad team making millions. Nice of Big Dick to finally show up, not that it matters at this point.

  • Dakota

    Cowboy player goes after Jerry Jones?

    Sweeeeeet!

  • DennisAllensVisor

    So McFadden should be walking around with his head down moping?..LOL Get real..

  • Dakota

    I am sure it will be just fine to let go of our most talented player, McFadden, due to injuries….that worked out well when we let Charles Woodson go didn’t it?

  • bcz24

    44.radraider Says:
    December 10th, 2012 at 12:42 pm
    at least reggie signed some of these players to one year contracts. no cap hits this year.
    ******************
    ALL of Reggie’s signings other than Brisiel were 1 year deals.