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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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  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    I think we can all agree that Reggie could have spent that money more wisely.

  • RaidingTexas

    DennisAllensVisor Says:

    I mean, you can.

    But then we would know you are an agenda filled, ignorant fan boy.

    ——————————————-

    They think he plays for a different team, metaphorically speaking. They’re not going to like him whether he wins here or not.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    The O-Line has started to mesh realy well the last few weeks.

    But I dont expect you to admit that.

  • 8RaiderReign8

    Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Says:
    December 21st, 2012 at 12:33 pm
    Reggie signed Mike Brisel to a whopping 5 year 20 million dollar contract.

    That was not smart.
    ______________________

    Its only 4 mill a year. That’s not horrible. Also, Bartell and Spencer are free agents after this year.

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    He can’t play.

  • 8RaiderReign8

    Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Says:
    December 21st, 2012 at 12:34 pm
    I think we can all agree that Reggie could have spent that money more wisely.
    _____________________

    Yeah, but who should he have gotten as a RG or C?

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Whiffs.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Brisiel was our best OLineman last game.

    Check the tape.

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    He should have kept Satele.

  • Marks hair

    If you only show 1 post move in 20 games its pretty much all you got.. watch an elite center/player.. lots of moves.. no need to pour over yrs of film to find a few highlights..

  • 8RaiderReign8

    Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Says:
    December 21st, 2012 at 12:36 pm
    Whiffs.
    ____________

    Whiffs? both started the year better than last years corners for half the price.

    Also, Spencer is IR’d and Bartell got hurt as well

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Brisel is a stud.

    Okay Now who is the fan boy?

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Scrubs who get hurt.

    Thanks Reggie.

  • Marks hair

    109 . Yup. Biggest mistake next to krapp

  • 8RaiderReign8

    Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Says:
    December 21st, 2012 at 12:37 pm
    He should have kept Satele.
    ____________________

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Now I know you’re full of it.

    Satele is on IR!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Says:
    December 21st, 2012 at 12:38 pm
    Brisel is a stud.

    Okay Now who is the fan boy?

    —-

    Never said that.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Satele got way too much $.

    I wanted to keep him, but not at that price.

  • 8RaiderReign8

    The worst player let go over the last 3 years was …. Stevie Brown. I hate watching NFL Network seeing that he has 7 ints.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    I wanted to keep Stevie Brown too, thanks Hue.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    He has 9 INTs actually…

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    3 rushing TD’s speaks for itself.

  • 8RaiderReign8

    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    December 21st, 2012 at 12:42 pm
    He has 9 INTs actually…
    ____________________

    Jimminy Crickett

  • DennisAllensVisor

    How many rushing TDs does GB have?

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Rodgers must have 3 himself.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Are you gonna count that…really?..

    I mean.. honestly.. are you gonna use those?

    Be real with me.

  • 8RaiderReign8

    Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Says:
    December 21st, 2012 at 12:46 pm
    Rodgers must have 3 himself.
    _____________________

    Dude… Just stop

  • Marks hair

    Yeah.. i started chanting stevie brown when i wanted a turnover.. the kid had some obvious mojo.. i think that was an al cut..

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Marks hair Says:
    December 21st, 2012 at 12:48 pm
    Yeah.. i started chanting stevie brown when i wanted a turnover.. the kid had some obvious mojo.. i think that was an al cut..

    —-

    I thought about that.

    Would Al have cut a young DB with speed in favor of a slow white guy?…

    Doesnt fit Al’s character..

  • DennisAllensVisor

    And im sure Hue’s ego would have made him say something by now about not wanting to cut the kid, knew he was great etc etc…

  • Marks hair

    I thought he was cut over that fast saftey al liked on special teams..

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Marks hair Says:
    December 21st, 2012 at 12:51 pm
    I thought he was cut over that fast saftey al liked on special teams..

    —-

    Who?

    Mitchell?

  • RaidingTexas

    Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Says:

    3 rushing TD’s speaks for itself.

    —————————————-

    It’s going to be really hard for you once the realization sets in that Reggie and the coaches will still be here in 2013. I can’t imagine what a deep depression you’ll sink into.

    Any chance you’ll take a page from your namesake’s playbook and deep throat a 12 gauge?

  • 8RaiderReign8

    I thought about that.

    Would Al have cut a young DB with speed in favor of a slow white guy?…

    Doesnt fit Al’s character..
    ______________________

    Either way, it’s moves like that that make me happy we actually have a GM who won’t let good players get away. And to think… he was Undrafted pick-up. That would have helped the ‘ol cap situation.

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  • 8RaiderReign8

    It’s going to be really hard for you once the realization sets in that Reggie and the coaches will still be here in 2013. I can’t imagine what a deep depression you’ll sink into.

    Any chance you’ll take a page from your namesake’s playbook and deep throat a 12 gauge
    ______________________

    Don’t let him off that easy. I want to see him in here next year.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Dwight Howard is no David Lee

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    It is going to be really hard on Raider fans this Sunday.

    Thanks Reggie.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Philip Adams fresh off a bruised cocunut returning punts?

    Good, maybe he will forget he sucks at it.

    Re-sign Yamon!!!!

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    December 21st, 2012 at 12:54 pm
    Dwight Howard is no David Lee

    —-

    MAN!

    I was called names in here last year for saying Lee was an All Star!!!

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    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..

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Lee couldnt hold D12′s jock when it comes to defense and rebounding… but yea.. He’s locked in this year

  • DennisAllensVisor

    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..

    —-

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

    Carroll is the magician pulling those strings.

  • guest123

    It is going to be really hard on Raider fans this Sunday.

    Thanks Reggie.

    **********

    thanking Reggie for giving Raider fans hardons?

    ??

  • DennisAllensVisor

    When Chip Kelly and Mike Vick are 11-5 for the Chiefs next season…

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Carroll is the magician pulling those strings.
    ============================================

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

  • Try Some Reality

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    December 21st, 2012 at 12:57 pm
    Philip Adams fresh off a bruised cocunut returning punts?

    Good, maybe he will forget he sucks at it.

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

    LOL

  • DennisAllensVisor

    guest123 Says:
    December 21st, 2012 at 1:00 pm
    It is going to be really hard on Raider fans this Sunday.

    Thanks Reggie.

    **********

    thanking Reggie for giving Raider fans hardons?

    ??

    —–

    POST OF THE DAY.

    Congrats man.

  • Just Fire Baby

    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!!!!!

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Actually Tom Cable is just a good OLINE coach and assistant.

    Even Papa said Hue Jackson was the real coach in 2010 which is why he got the job in 2011.

    Tom cable is just a good Line coach/ MOTIVATOR. Any team looking to make him their next HC ..well good luck.

    U think DA is bad? actually TC is a better coach then DA , i take it back. Even he took calls away from knappy

  • guest123

    Likely my last post in here before Christmas. Please keep Christ in Christmas…

    Merry Christmas Raider Nation,

    peace.