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Branch returns to practice, still hobbled

By Steve Corkran
Friday, December 21st, 2012 at 11:17 am in Oakland Raiders.

Strong safety Tyvon Branch is back at practice today after missing the past two days. However, it’s obvious that his sore ankle isn’t anywhere near full strength.
We’ll know more in about an hour whether Branch is going to play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers after speaking with coach Dennis Allen.
Defensive tackle Richard Seymour is not practicing once again. Therefore, it’s likely that he won’t play Sunday and miss his seventh straight game.
If so, Desmond Bryant will start in place of Seymour.
If Branch can’t play or aggravates his injury in the game, Mike Mitchell will take his place in the starting lineup.
Everyone else looks good to go for Sunday’s game, including cornerback Phillip Adams, who is fresh from suffering his second concussion of the season.
Adams is working at cornerback and fielding punts, too.

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  • Try Some Reality

    Merry Christmas

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Seymour Bush Says:
    December 21st, 2012 at 1:01 pm
    Carroll is the magician pulling those strings.
    ============================================

    Pete Carrol only works with the defense. But his defense is playing pretty dang good…

    —-

    I didnt mean he called the plays..

    Bevell is the man doing that.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    guest123 Says:
    December 21st, 2012 at 1:03 pm
    Likely my last post in here before Christmas. Please keep Christ in Christmas…

    Merry Christmas Raider Nation,

    peace.

    —-

    God Bless bro.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    December 21st, 2012 at 1:01 pm
    I was called names in here last year for saying Lee was an All Star!!!

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

    Leads the NBA in double-doubles, top 10 in points and rebounding.

    All-Star?? pfffffftttt….

    He deserves MVP votes!!!!!

    —-

    That being said..

    Magic > Warriors.

    We own you guys this season :)

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Well, every season actually. :)

  • edward teach

    142.DennisAllensVisor Says:
    December 21st, 2012 at 12:59 pm
    Seymour Bush Says:
    December 21st, 2012 at 12:58 pm
    cable is a decent position coach nothing more.

    sucked as an oc and sucked as a head coach

    end of story
    =========================================

    Actually the story hasn’t ended yet. Cable is the Assistant HC and Offensive Line Coach on a team that is playing better and better each week. In fact it is probably his offense your boy Russell is working with in Seattle. He has absolutely PASTED his opponents the last two weeks entering a major divisional game against the Whiners. Remember when our team played like that? But then Jackson took over, couldn’t manage a coin flip, couldn’t manage a game, put McClain out on the field after a gun incident, wouldn’t go for two up 12, dropped 80% of his games to end his tenure, and you think he’s a coach. While his current team is slipping. Amazing isn’t it..

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    Cable has nothing to do with the offense other than the blockin scheme.

    Carroll is the magician pulling those strings.

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

    Carroll is a defensive guy. Always has been. Darrell Bevell is the OC. Cable, due to Carroll’s additional responsibilities as Director of Football Operations (or something) plays a large role as Assistant Head coach. Probably Bevell’s offensive scheme, but no question about why the o-line is playing as well as they are and Seattle is improving weekly on offense.

    Cable got the Raiders playing tough and physical again. Seattle is playing that way now, and players and media that follow the team are saying that Cable’s a major role in that.

    He will have a HC gig long before the guy that replaced him in Oakland.

  • Kiwi_Blade

    Branch needs to be rested in the next game.
    No point in risking further injury.
    Evaluate some more back up players.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Cable wont be a HC again.. Not in the NFL.

    I like the guy, but lets be real.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Like I said If Tom Cable and Hue Jax as OC were with us for three years.. we would have been already deep into the playoffs.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    WTF?!?!?

    i wonder how many dirty secrets are in the nfl. Why did seau and belcher and carson blow their brains out?

    Why are so many of these guys perverts and weirdos and alcoholics wife beaters and drug addicts?

    I suggest that many of them have suffered from sexual and physical abuse, and have been effeminized through mis education.

    Once exposed to the trappings of pro sports it is a potent mix of sex drugs and living in a disney world bubble.

    We have to come out of this foolishness

    THIS IS NOT OUR CULTURE AND THIS IT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU IMITATE ANOTHER MANS CULTURE

    http://www.cbn.com/700club/features/sports_roy_simmons.aspx

  • Marks hair

    I was thinking of hiram eugene.. kept over stevie b.. could be wrong..

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    No u are .. hiram was out with an injury in preseason.

    btw i was just gonna say HIRAM Eugene was not a good tackler but he could defend the pass. That was another good DB for the RAiders in 2010