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.