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Houston back at practice

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 at 3:40 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Late day for Raiders today, practice didn’t start until 2:50 p.m.

Defensive end Lamarr Houston, who has been out virtually all of August, was back at practice today in full pads. Also returning was guard Lucas Nix, who is competing with Tony Bergstrom to be the starting left guard and has missed the last two sessions with an undisclosed injury.

It was the first training camp practice for linebacker Billy Boyko, an ultra-long shot to make the roster even before he came into camp with an undisclosed injury.

Cornerback Tracy Porter, who did not complete Monday’s practice, was not present as practice got underway Tuesday. Defensive tackles Pat Sims and Vance Walker, the presumptive starters, also were not practicing. Jacoby Ford is doing squats in the weight area.

– Veteran defensive end Andre Carter was a late arrival to practice and appears to be getting a veteran’s day off, as Woodson did Monday.

– The temperature as practice began approached 90 degrees, about as high as its been this season during a moderate camp in terms of weather.

Click here for today’s mid-day web story on tight end Jeron Mastrud, whose ability as an in-line blocker has had him working with the first team of late.

Click here for a story on Raiders special teams ace Josh Cribbs, who found his niche by following the lead of Brian Mitchell.

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  • Whoknows

    lol. are you sure about that?

    Elway had -279 yds rushing at Stanford in 4 yrs
    Pryor had +2164 yds at Ohio State in 3 yrs
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    How do you skip over Elway’s 16 year pro career and pull up his stats from college?
    Elway averaged nearly 50 rushing attempts per season.

  • SR Raider

    Any time you call a running play that isn’t a sneak or a bootleg and the QB is the primary ball carrier, you’ve got a running QB

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

    finally some help on the d-line!

  • lefty12

    Elway averaged nearly 50 rushing attempts per season.
    ============================
    Which equates to a little over 3 attempts per game.Hardly a running QB.

  • inonewordraider

    Vic Tafur ‏@VicTafur 10m
    @YesItsNate Pryor has gotten better. Accuracy still a work in progress, staying in pocket a lot today

  • inonewordraider

    Jerry McDonald ‏@Jerrymcd 2m
    Juron Criner out again. One-time rookie camp phenom may have trouble making 53 in Year 3

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Priesttj12 Says:
    August 13th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    the bottom line is Pryor at this point IMO is every bit as good a QB as Flynn and maybe better.
    =========================================

    That’s the point. He’s not. Watch Flynn’s first pass as a Raider. Nothing special, swing pass to McFadden who gets 8 yards out of it. But the ball is a thing of beauty. So is the pass to Denarious Moore with a blitz in his face.

    Probably the best ball Pryor threw was the one where the play breaks down and he finds Criner on the right boundary. But the ball is slightly underthrown. In fact almost all his passes are somewhat off the mark, one is picked, and one should have been picked. And as time went on he got worse and worse, which is what happened in SD until the very end, when the SD defense packed it up and called it a game.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    inonewordraider Says:
    August 13th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Jerry McDonald ‏@Jerrymcd 2m
    Juron Criner out again. One-time rookie camp phenom may have trouble making 53 in Year 3
    ========================================

    That’s what I have been saying. Someone fire up the waiver wire……

  • The_Judge37

    Hope to see LH play vs the Saints. He’ll need to be a monster to help out this pass rush. But i fear he don’t have that in him.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Seems like a Pryor is the best passer on the team, to me.

  • Myopinion

    Inone, thank you,
    I was trying to scan the days conversation. Guess I shoulda checked. I looked at corks a while ago but empty. Thanks though.

  • JT

    Lefty12 Says:
    August 13th, 2013 at 4:11 pm
    JT,the difference is those guys scrambled to avert pressure and find receivers.A QB that would most resemble todays would probably be Bobby Douglas of the Bears or if you want to go way back-Frankie Albert of the whiners.


    Sure, in my book, a running QB is one that averts danger in the pocket and gets the first down, Gannon…

    Obviusly todays running QBs get featured more because of the pistol O…

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    KoolKell Says:
    August 13th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Seems like a Pryor is the best passer on the team, to me.
    ===========================================

    That’s why you are not in the NFL making decisions. Or College. Or Pee Wee for that matter.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    There’s always been QB’s who could take off.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Taking off an running is not a highly desired QB skill. Throwing a 40 yard frozen rope in a tight window is. (See such players as Namath, Joe, or Marino, Dan).

  • SR Raider

    A QB who takes off once the play breaks down is one thing = mobile QB
    A QB who runs immediately because it is a called running play is another thing = running QB

    Just getting the difference straight

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Seymour Bush Says:
    August 13th, 2013 at 4:22 pm
    KoolKell Says:
    August 13th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Seems like a Pryor is the best passer on the team, to me.
    ===========================================

    That’s why you are not in the NFL making decisions. Or College. Or Pee Wee for that matter.
    ——————————
    Aight bush, but I’ve been watching QB’s since before you were born.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Seymour Bush Says:
    August 13th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Taking off an running is not a highly desired QB skill. Throwing a 40 yard frozen rope in a tight window is. (See such players as Namath, Joe, or Marino, Dan).
    ———————-
    Is this why you make the big bucks in the NFL?

  • The_Judge37

    KoolKell Says:
    August 13th, 2013 at 4:23 pm
    There’s always been QB’s who could take off.
    ——

    Except Kerry Collins

  • lefty12

    Vic Tafur ‏@VicTafur 3m
    “@JB6427: Odds of Moore, Streater & Butler as starting WR trio?” >> Ford isn’t dead yet
    Levi Damien ‏@LeviDamien 1m
    “@VicTafur: “@JB6427: Odds of Moore, Streater & Butler as starting WR trio?” >> Ford isn’t dead yet” — he’s only mostly dead.
    ===============LOL

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    “Except Kerry Collins”

    Ever see Bernie Kosar run?

  • Myopinion

    Orakpos on the tv. Can houston not play re like him, I cant see him being a much better athlete.? What you guys think cause a few have said hes just too slow for re

  • Whoknows

    Which equates to a little over 3 attempts per game.Hardly a running QB.
    ********************************
    Well if you put it that way…

  • DeepFriedPickles

    Priesttj12 Says:
    August 13th, 2013 at 3:47 pm
    Priesttj12 Says:
    August 13th, 2013 at 3:46 pm
    Dude I spent a ton of time around that team, Rodney Knox was the PR director and a good friend of mine. I remember when we played the Niners in LA when Steve at QB he hung JR out to dry and TMcDaniel upended him and almost broke his neck. We beat them soundlyand after the game Ronnie Lott had to in their lockerroom to calm Charles Haley down who punch a hole in a wall. He wanted to ounch a hole in Steve Young.
    ===========
    You, sir, are full of crap.
    that is not what happened.
    Haley was POed that the niners lost to the raiders. Has stated it many times, as has Lott, and others.
    Don’t insult everyone by saying Haley was all of a sudden out of control because he thought a qb should have done a better job, and happen to tell you, and only you, you bloated liar.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Flynn just hit Butler deep.

  • Derek

    #20 you failed to mention; Roger (the Dodger) Staubach, Terry Bradshaw and Fran Tarkenton. They all played in Super Bowls and were all considered scramblers during their era and playing days.

  • Relentless

    Pryor #1 Raider QB 2013

  • lefty12

    Chris McClain ‏@ChrisMcClain 11m
    Pryor intercepted by Reggie Smith. Locked onto Kasa and Smith times his jump underneath perfectly.

  • fingers

    Butlers making a strong impression… The guys smooth..

  • http://asfanradio.com/ Raider Dell

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    Steve Young, subbing for the injured Montana, fired two interceptions in the loss. Haley went berserk in the locker room after the game and no one could calm him down. He reportedly punched holes in the locker room walls.

    The 49ers quickly summoned Lott who trotted over from the Raiders’ locker room clad in only a small white towel to subdue Haley.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Where does it say Haley was mad at losing or mad at Young, maybe he was just mad, and now we find out all his mood swings due to bipolar disorder.

  • JT

    Derek Says:
    August 13th, 2013 at 4:38 pm
    #20 you failed to mention; Roger (the Dodger) Staubach, Terry Bradshaw and Fran Tarkenton. They all played in Super Bowls and were all considered scramblers during their era and playing days.

    Yes

  • Derek

    The days of the slow pocket passer may go the same way as the one hand only dribbling set shot shooters of the 50′s. QB is the most important position on the offense and in many cases the team. Having a QB who’s one of the teams slowest and or worse athletes may be a thing of the past. Speedy super athletic QB’s negate speed rushers and create much more difficult match-up issues.

  • JT

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    August 13th, 2013 at 4:30 pm
    “Except Kerry Collins”

    Ever see Bernie Kosar run?


    Ever see Drew Bledsoe run?

  • jesusraiderjim

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    August 13th, 2013 at 3:43 pm
    I wonder how many frequent fake flier miles KoolKell has racked up this year?
    ===========================================

    Nothing like a KK “fake frequent flier miles” crack to begin todays blog experience.

    @Silver666

    Freakin Hilarious. Nice article on “Mustard”

  • JT

    It seems Brady career took off once Bledsoe got hit

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNzd9Xd0who

    As Patriots dinasty took off with that tuck rule.

  • lefty12

    Plunkett-How come we never called any plays like that when I was QB(a Pryor run)
    Flores-Do you want me to embarrass you?
    LMAO

  • Dakota

    75.KoolKell Says:
    August 13th, 2013 at 4:36 pm
    Flynn just hit Butler deep.
    —–

    15 yard gain?

  • Marks hair

    geez we are fragile

  • RaiderLen

    Raider Dell Says:
    August 13th, 2013 at 4:46 pm
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    Steve Young, subbing for the injured Montana, fired two interceptions in the loss. Haley went berserk in the locker room after the game and no one could calm him down. He reportedly punched holes in the locker room walls.

    The 49ers quickly summoned Lott who trotted over from the Raiders’ locker room clad in only a small white towel to subdue Haley.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Where does it say Haley was mad at losing or mad at Young, maybe he was just mad, and now we find out all his mood swings due to bipolar disorder.
    ————————————————-
    Afternoon Dell,

    Thanks for the help in starting a FFL.

    You can email me at Raiderlen33-stabler@yahoo.com

    We’d like to run the same format as your League.

  • Dakota

    Dell,

    Shoot me your phone number in an e-mail…..I am all in for talking.

  • RaiderLen

    Yo Purvis,

    You can email me at Raiderlen33-stabler@yahoo.com

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    oh good, per Jerry…

    “Brice Butler just threw hand up and limped off ….”

    We are getting to 53 by attrition.

    No need to make any cuts at this rate.

  • DeepFriedPickles

    cRaider Dell Says:
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    Steve Young, subbing for the injured Montana, fired two interceptions in the loss. Haley went berserk in the locker room after the game and no one could calm him down. He reportedly punched holes in the locker room walls.

    The 49ers quickly summoned Lott who trotted over from the Raiders’ locker room clad in only a small white towel to subdue Haley.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Where does it say Haley was mad at losing or mad at Young, maybe he was just mad, and now we find out all his mood swings due to bipolar disorder.
    ================================
    Haley was mad at couple mistakes he made, and wanted badly to beat the Raiders that day.
    He has stated this.
    No where on the planet is there a single comment anywhere that he wanted to punch the qb, of all people.
    That is such a damn ridiculous lie.

    Bigger lie was priest saying rice told him what he said. Damn, what a lie. In Youngs first game relieving an injured Montana, he threw for 4 tds.
    Rice had far more td’s thrown to him from Young, than Montana.

    Lying on a blog is one thing.

    Saying that players told a nobody something so outlandish as Priest stated he was told makes him a total full of sschitttt liar. I had to sign on and call his lying ass out.

  • SnBG

    post 82

    I don’t think that is true. A QBs job is to throw the ball. Always will be. He doesn’t need to be a great athlete.

  • DeepFriedPickles

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    August 13th, 2013 at 4:30 pm
    “Except Kerry Collins”

    Ever see Bernie Kosar run?
    ============================
    even a duck wouldn’t call that running.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Saying that players told a nobody something so outlandish as Priest stated he was told makes him a total full of sschitttt liar. I had to sign on and call his lying ass out.
    ————————————-
    If you’d used your other handle, it might have been more impressive.

  • PlunkforHOF

    Just bought a CW jersey. Lost a bid on EBay to buy one at $40.50, then found the same thing with a “buy it now” at $28.75 including shipping… lol

  • SnBG

    RG111 is a better athlete than Montana or Brady but I doubt he will have the career those two had and are having.

  • Dakota

    97.PlunkforHOF Says:
    August 13th, 2013 at 5:18 pm
    Just bought a CW jersey. Lost a bid on EBay to buy one at $40.50, then found the same thing with a “buy it now” at $28.75 including shipping… lol

    +++++++

    See, you can win for losing!

  • Marks hair

    seems like fewer and fewer tweets from practice as we go..