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Woodson gets a day of rest

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Monday, August 12th, 2013 at 1:35 pm in Oakland Raiders.

And on the 13th practice, Charles Woodson rested. Woodson, who vowed to be a regular practice participant and that coaches would have to pull him off the field, did not participate for the first time.

Coach Dennis Allen said after practice Woodson was being rested.

– A strong punting day for Marquette King, who out-kicked Chris Kluwe with a 50-yard punt to 36-yarder for Kluwe against Dallas. The Raiders punted only twice in the game.

– As promised, coach Dennis Allen began to work snappers other than Jon Condo into the special teams mix. Stefen Wisniewski rolled one to King in the end zone but was otherwise solid. Josh Cribbs took a break from his job as the personal protector on the punt team to get in a long snap.

– Minimal participation for rookie fourth-round pick Tyler Wilson, who did manage to get into a team session for one play and zipped a completion to wide receiver Connor Vernon.

– The Raiders have yet to see the defensive line they expect to start play together during training camp. Still out are Pat Sims, Vance Walker and Lamarr Houston. That leaves Christo Bilikidi and rookie Stacy McGee starting inside and veteran Andre Carter on the outside along with Jason Hunter.

– Running back Latavius Murray missed his second straight practice and his chances of unseating Rashad Jennings appear slim at this point.

– With Mike Brisiel missing his second straight day at right guard, veteran Andre Gurode again played that position alongside right tackle Khalif Barnes.

Others who missed practice included guard Lucas Nix, cornerback Taiwan Jones, tackle Menelik Watson, wide receiver Jacoby Ford, linebacker Miles Burris, linebacker Keenan Clayton, defensive lineman Brandon Bair, wide receiver Juron Criner, linebacker Billy Boyko and linebacker Kaluka Maiava.

– Free safety Reggie Smith had an interception during a 7-on-7 drill when a Terrelle Pryor pass bounced off the hands of tight end Brian Leonhardt.

– Quarterback Matt Flynn continues to show a knack for getting out of trouble then hitting receivers with short throws on the run, with running backs most often his targets.

– Tight end Jeron Mastrud was getting work with the first team offense in some packages. Mastrud played in Miami when Tony Sparano was the head coach and went through training camp in Tampa with Greg Olson as offensive coordinator. Allen said Mastrud’s strength is as an in-line blocker, making him a potential complement to rookie Mychal Rivera.

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  • The_Judge37

    Turf Toe

  • JB

    Here’s a real radical thought, maybe it’s time to have multiple starting QB’s. The actual starter would be the one that best fits against the opponent we are playing. Aside from hopefully having the best match-up against the opponents defense, it would also be a nightmare for the opponents pre-game practices. They’d have to prepare to face one of three different QB’s. Right now we have 3 different type QB’s, all of which I believe could start and win a game. Pryor is a run & shoot type QB, Flynn is a short controlled pass QB and McGoin looks to be very comfortable in the traditional pocket passing scheme. Not sure if Wilson really fits in at the moment but he may come around. Like they say, if you got lemons, make lemonade.

  • http://profootballtalk.com Raideraholic (AKAHairyBush)

    yo

  • RaiderRockstar

    @Judge

    broken collarbone

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    JB Says:
    August 12th, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Here’s a real radical thought, maybe it’s time to have multiple starting QB’s.
    =======================================

    Na, guys need to get into a rhythm with their Olinemen and others. Switching up won’t work.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Cut Kell some slack. He just learned what a ‘meme’ was yesterday and is anxious to use his new expanded vocabulary.
    Although his attempts only result in mini meme’s.

  • http://WhyWontGodHealAmputees.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Seymour Bush Says:
    August 12th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    I want a big QB with a strong arm who is mobile and fast.
    ============================================

    Here, call Jamarcus Russell then: 1-800-fat-slob

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

    Waiting for Debo to show up all indignant…

  • the famous dr robert

    The Famous Dr Robert Says:
    August 12th, 2013 at 1:37 pm
    Gdog Says:
    August 12th, 2013 at 1:33 pm
    I am just happy we are having this debate because both QBs looked pretty GOOD. Not both of them stinking out loud and having the Pryor Brigade pretend he played great.

    I endured an entire summer or that.
    *******
    U might wanna look at that freak-out toss-up interception again before declaring Pryor “looked good”.

    It’s kinda like he had on some nice shoes, a pair of pressed slacks, a shirt and tie (nothing grandiose but not bad), but topped it off with one of those hats that the guards wear at buckingham palace.

    I mean u can’t ignore it. It just throws everything wildly off (like his pazzes usually are)

  • The_Judge37

    JB Says:
    August 12th, 2013 at 1:37 pm
    Here’s a real radical thought, maybe it’s time to have multiple starting QB’s. The actual starter would be the one that best fits against the opponent we are playing. Aside from hopefully having the best match-up against the opponents defense, it would also be a nightmare for the opponents pre-game practices.
    ——-

    Tom Cable already tried that. So NOOOOOO

  • inonewordraider

    veld bergs wiz gurode barnes, but from what i saw

    barron is one of our 5 best olinemen

  • bcz24

    Show me a gay, and I will show you someone with mental issues. I never said we should round them up and whip them. But they do have a problem, usually some sort of abuse or neglect during childhood.
    ****************
    That is a seriously ignorant statement my friend. I used to feel the same way about homosexuality. If/when someone very close to you comes out of the closet you will change your opinion as I did.

  • the famous dr robert

    Inonewordraider Says:
    August 12th, 2013 at 1:35 pm
    the famous dr robert Says:
    August 12th, 2013 at 1:32 pm
    When playing poker last week, I looked at my hole cards a d realized one was a race card.

    I was allowed to ask for “my fair share” of the pot even though I didn’t have the winning hand.

    Since I played the race card so perfectly, it was accepted that I received unfair treatment by getting bad cards all night, and they didn’t argue at all.

    ___________
    you just don’t stop

    you’re smart enough to know all this will result in people being upset and endless comments back and forth that have nothing to do with football

    things were going good today why not let it continue?

    serious man you got issues you need to work on
    *******
    “Sorry about that” (maxwell smart)

  • RaiderRockstar

    @Duck

    relax. Russell is now a svelte 260 lbs

  • Al_is_theraiders

    fire shrek

  • the famous dr robert

    Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist Says:
    August 12th, 2013 at 1:38 pm
    Cut Kell some slack. He just learned what a ‘meme’ was yesterday and is anxious to use his new expanded vocabulary.
    Although his attempts only result in mini meme’s.
    ********
    Look at meme! Look at meme!

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Quarterback Matt Flynn continues to show a knack for getting out of trouble then hitting receivers with short throws on the run, with running backs most often his targets.
    =====================================================

    Say it aint so!
    Oh, wait. Half the blog already is.

  • The_Judge37

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    August 12th, 2013 at 1:38 pm
    @Judge

    broken collarbone

    Hangover

  • JB

    inonewordraider Says:
    August 12th, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    veld bergs wiz gurode barnes, but from what i saw

    barron is one of our 5 best olinemen

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

    Veldheer, Gurode, Wiz, Barnes & Barron.

  • The_Judge37

    Seymour Bush Says:
    August 12th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    I want a big QB with a strong arm who is mobile and fast.
    ============================================

    Here, call Jamarcus Russell then: 1-800-fat-slob
    ——–

    Only way JR could be Mobile is if he moved to Alabama

  • the famous dr robert

    Somewhere in the desert, there is a train track leading off a cliff.

    The train is demolished and there is a skeleton with his hand on the lever.

    He is debo and its the Russell comeback train.

  • the famous dr robert

    Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist Says:
    August 12th, 2013 at 1:41 pm
    Quarterback Matt Flynn continues to show a knack for getting out of trouble then hitting receivers with short throws on the run, with running backs most often his targets.
    =====================================================

    Say it aint so!
    Oh, wait. Half the blog already is.
    *******
    Lol!!

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    the famous dr robert Says:
    August 12th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Somewhere in the desert, there is a train track leading off a cliff.

    The train is demolished and there is a skeleton with his hand on the lever.

    He is debo and its the Russell comeback train.
    ==============================================

    hahahaha. Good one.

  • RaiderRockstar

    @Judge

    cracked fibula bone in his right leg

  • inonewordraider

    Veldheer, Gurode, Wiz, Barnes & Barron.

    _________
    that’s a power running oline

  • rediaR

    RediaR Says:
    August 12th, 2013 at 1:42 pm
    The Big Banana Says:
    August 12th, 2013 at 1:29 pm
    Raider Riff Says:
    August 12th, 2013 at 1:14 pm
    The Big Banana Says:
    August 12th, 2013 at 1:07 pm
    Equating race to a sexual preference?

    ———–

    Show me someone that “prefers” or “chose” to be gey and I will show you someone that chose to be a minority.

    It doesnt exist.

    I couldnt “chose” to be gey. I like girls. I was born that way.

    Maybe youre different, could you choose to like sucking caulk? I couldnt. Maybe you could. If so, you would debunk modern science.

    ——

    Nice. Very classy.

    Disappointed in you, Riff. I like reading your football opinions. Is when you chime in on these topics where you come off like a hot head know it all.

    Show me a gay, and I will show you someone with mental issues. I never said we should round them up and whip them. But they do have a problem, usually some sort of abuse or neglect during childhood.

    But you know what, can’t say that I blame you. Your stance is very typical of the society we love in. No accountability. It’s a condition they couldn’t help or they were born ‘that way’

    You want to take up for the fruitcakes. Be my guest. But don’t make it Raider. Al was about race equality.
    —————————–
    Spoken like a man of prejudice who can’t be arsed to have any real information so he makes some BS up about abuse.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Veldheer, Gurode, Wiz, Barnes & Barron.

    ***

    Nix & Bergs both out of the starting rotation?

    I don’t see it

  • the famous dr robert

    Inonewordraider Says:
    August 12th, 2013 at 1:45 pm
    Veldheer, Gurode, Wiz, Barnes & Barron.

    _________
    that’s a power running oline
    ********
    That’s the line I’ve been asking for.

  • http://WhyWontGodHealAmputees.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    the famous dr robert Says:
    August 12th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Somewhere in the desert, there is a train track leading off a cliff.

    The train is demolished and there is a skeleton with his hand on the lever.

    He is debo and its the Russell comeback train.

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

    Remember when he was spamming all of us on a weekly basis with that “Comeback Train” business? Maybe that’s why he hasn’t shown up here in forever: because the NFL decided there were at least 128 QBs better than JaPaycheck.

  • the famous dr robert

    It’s more likely to be veld/berg/wiz/Gurode/Barnes

    Nix/Watson/Barron in reserve.

    At least brisiel and hopefully parsons will be gone.

  • inonewordraider

    Nix & Bergs both out of the starting rotation?

    I don’t see it

    ___________
    i’ll be fine with bergs at guard, he’s improved, and plays with a mean streak

    but barron is better. can he play lg? don’t know, but he played better than bergs in my opinion

  • SilverNBlackPA

    So frustrated with the injuries to Walker and Sims. Had some hopes for that duo in the middle.

    Without them and Houston that D-line is really really fugly.

  • the famous dr robert

    The org “wants” berg to succeed so he will be given preference.

    They “trust” Gurode more than Barron due to track record.

    Nix (UDFA), Barron (former bust) and Watson (the future) likely to start as reserves until berg shows what he’s got.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    Also bummed Nix is constantly injured. Like that kid, wanted to see him be able to seize the starting LG gig.

    If Gurode is even average, Brisiel is on the bench the rest of the year and cut in the offseason.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Jeff Saturday lost 65 lbs in the last 6 months since retiring from the NFL.

    Needless to say, that’s why the Donkeys didn’t try to lure him out of retirement when the horsehumpers Top 2 centers were lost to injury

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist Says:
    August 12th, 2013 at 1:41 pm
    Quarterback Matt Flynn continues to show a knack for getting out of trouble then hitting receivers with short throws on the run, with running backs most often his targets.
    =========================================

    One of the things that was a bit of a surprise was the burst of speed that Matt Flynn showed when a play broke down in his second series. I was impressed and apparently so were the announcers. Flynn looks to have more “game speed” than you would think.

  • the famous dr robert

    Seymour Bush Says:
    August 12th, 2013 at 1:53 pm
    Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist Says:
    August 12th, 2013 at 1:41 pm
    Quarterback Matt Flynn continues to show a knack for getting out of trouble then hitting receivers with short throws on the run, with running backs most often his targets.
    =========================================

    One of the things that was a bit of a surprise was the burst of speed that Matt Flynn showed when a play broke down in his second series. I was impressed and apparently so were the announcers. Flynn looks to have more “game speed” than you would think.
    ********
    Announcement! Announcement!

    New nickname for Flynn.

    “The Slippery Devil”

    That is all.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    Flynn has some Gannon in him…not the strongest arm, but accurate and able to improvise with his feet when things go south.

    My #1 concern about Flynn, which I saw when watching his two previous starts on Game Rewind and noticed it again in the Dallas game, is his tendency to stare down his targets.

  • inonewordraider

    If Gurode is even average, Brisiel is on the bench the rest of the year and cut in the offseason.

    _____
    poor bastard got manhandled

    gurode was a brick wall, barron took it a step further and was pushing guys backward

    love to see what gurode and barron can do versus the other teams 1′s

  • JB

    I was impressed most by Mcgoin. He looked very relaxed in the pocket and reminded me a lot of Gannon. Don’t know his background but was pleasantly surprised.

  • the famous dr robert

    I think it’s time for the term “devil” to be reappropriated.

    “Yo devil, what’s up?”

    “My devil! How u been?

    “Chillin’ as always devil.”

  • RaiderRockstar

    “Speaking at a charity event in Akron, Ohio, James toed the company line” …

    http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/08/12/lebron-on-the-heat-signing-greg-oden-whatever-he-gives-us-is-extra/

    @Raider O

    Ohio still loves King James!!

  • inonewordraider

    Hopefully (meaning that the guys earn it)

    veld bergs wiz gurode barnes
    ausberry
    pryor
    streater butler moore
    dmac reece

    Houston sims walker carter
    moore roach burnett
    branch
    hayden Jenkins
    woodson

    jano
    king
    pr ford
    kr ford

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    The_Judge37 Says:
    Only way JR could be Mobile is if he moved to Alabama
    ===================================================

    Didn’t work.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    The_Judge37 Says:
    Only way JR could be Mobile is if he moved to Alabama
    ===================================================

    Didn’t work.
    ======================================================

    I take that back. He was on a float in a parade there.
    Or they pulled him on rollerskates and he was the float.
    I forget.

  • rediaR

    I wish they’d add an 8th 9th and 10th round to the draft so we could get something in a trade of Ford.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    It’s still okay to make fun of fat people, isn’t it?

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    It’s still okay to make fun of Jawalrus at least, isn’t it?

  • Marks hair

    so no one really bothered to post more than 5 tweets from today’s practice huh?

  • rediaR

    Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist Says:
    August 12th, 2013 at 2:07 pm
    It’s still okay to make fun of Jawalrus at least, isn’t it?
    ——————
    He still has tens of millions of dollars worth of ridicule left to receive.

  • the famous dr robert

    U can make fun of fat people if they’re aren’t black or gay. Or atheist.