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The Raiders are getting into their regular-season mode three days before training camp ends.

They began preparations for the Chicago Bears Monday as they would if it were a regular season game. Practice started at 11:15, concluded after two hours and players had a post-practice lunch and meetings schedule as if it were September.

“We’re trying to get into the rhythm and flow of what we’ll do in the regular season and get guys to begin to get into their routine,” Raiders coach Dennis Allen said.

– Defensive tackle Vance Walker, out with an undisclosed injury, was back at practiced but being eased in, Allen said. Same goes for wide receiver Jacoby Ford, whose strained hamstring withstood a strong workout the previous day and was cleared to practice.

– Cornerback D.J. Hayden practiced in pads for the first time. He didn’t deliver or take any big blows, but Hayden did intercept a pass in seven-on-seven drills.

“It felt like a normal practice for me, and it’s good to feel normal again,’’ Hayden said.

Hayden will start against Chicago, but Allen isn’t sure how long he’ll play.

“I haven’t put a number on it yet,” Allen said. “I anticipate him going out there and starting the game and we’ll see how he is from a football shape standpoint and see what he can do.”

Hayden will have a chance to get physical against the Bears, especially if lined up against Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

– The Raiders are holding fort for now with left tackle Alex Barron, right tackle Khalif Barnes and reserve Willie Smith for now, with Tony Bergstrom also getting time at tackle after being a guard for the better part of last season and through training camp this season.

Allen said it’s conceivable that rookie Menelik Watson, when sufficiently recovered from a calf injury that has kept him out for all but a few drills on a single day of camp, will get a shot at left tackle when he returns. Watson has just 19 games of football experience at Saddleback College and Florida State.

– If the Raiders game is blacked out against Chicago, it will be shown on tape-delay on KICU (Channel 36) locally at 10 p.m. If it is sold out, the game will be on live on KTVU (Channel 2). The NFL Network has an 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. slot for the game, but it would be blacked out in the Raiders local area.

– Right guard Mike Brisiel, recovering from a knee injury, went through warmups and drills but did not participate in team sessions. Wide receiver Juron Criner remains out with an undisclosed injury, as does running back Latavius Murray.

– The Raiders practice Tuesday and Wednesday in Napa, breaking camp after the Wednesday practice.

– Raiders Hall of Fame cornerback Willie Brown will meet with veterans Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the California Veteran’s Home in Yountville.

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  • willy91137

    Most of the coaches have two-year contracts some of their contract will run out this year

    if they fire the head coach fire all the coaches except the ones they brought IN this year

    if the new head coach wants them. John Gruden is an excellent coach for a rebuild

    when he came in here this team was as bad as it is now and he got it going

    and that’s with Al Davis fighting him all the way about four years and we can find another coach probably on the staff that

  • R8ER MIKE

    GOOD AFTERNOON NATION !!
    and my GreenParty brothers !!

  • guest123

    you want an award for changing a poopy diaper? lol

    no, blogging, multitasking, etc, doesn’t make you a POS, but your not in the running for father of the year neither. Just saying, step up your A game now that she needs 100% attention. Not 80 percent or 90 percent. The whole thing.

  • guest123

    Good Afternoon MIKE!!

  • R8ER MIKE

    @RRS.. congrats my brother !!

  • guest123

    Thing about Flynn, when I go back and look at his tape, I feel bad for the guy. He can hit some narrow windows and he’s capable of sliding out of pressure. He’s not half bad. If only he could have the luxury of an average offensive line. Some guys are snakebit that way.

  • R8ER MIKE

    @RRS…?? did the wife squeeze the baby through the play doe fun factory of life ?? or did she do a c-section

  • SpudRaider

    RaiderRockstar

    If you ever, ever want peace in your life listen to the old dudes. Focus on your family or for the rest of you life you’ll lose every argument w/ your wife. She’ll have that ace-in-the-hole of fake football being more important then your daughter’s birth.

  • RaiderRockstar

    you want an award for changing a poopy diaper?

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    @G123

    how about a Pryor jersey??

  • RaiderRockstar

    @mike

    natural birth.. vag

  • guest123

    you want an award for changing a poopy diaper?

    ***

    @G123

    how about a Pryor jersey??

    *******

    sounds like a fair trade

  • guest123

    SpudRaider Says:
    August 20th, 2013 at 9:39 am
    RaiderRockstar

    If you ever, ever want peace in your life listen to the old dudes. Focus on your family or for the rest of you life you’ll lose every argument w/ your wife. She’ll have that ace-in-the-hole of fake football being more important then your daughter’s birth.

    ***********

    Truth!!!

    Women have memories like elephants. It’s pay them now or pay them later (and forever)

  • R8ER MIKE

    very cool Rock.. did you get to cut the cord ??
    and i am too lazy to scroll up.. what is the name
    of the newest member of the NATION ?

  • guest123

    ~ 8 lbs is a pretty big sized baby. I love when their little hand latches on to your index finger.

    Count to ten… It’s pretty much over by then. They have your around their little finger.

  • guest123

    I remember cutting the cord, the doc looks at you like it some ceremonial rite. All I felt was fairly repulsed. Didn’t help that I just watched the delivery of the placenta. :wretch:

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

    666

  • The_Judge37

    R8ER MIKE Says:
    August 20th, 2013 at 9:46 am
    very cool Rock.. did you get to cut the cord ??
    and i am too lazy to scroll up.. what is the name
    of the newest member of the NATION ?
    ———

    Lebronias

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

    “I remember cutting the cord, the doc looks at you like it some ceremonial rite. All I felt was fairly repulsed. Didn’t help that I just watched the delivery of the placenta.”

    When my daughter was born and they delivered the placenta it was silver and black so I named her Heidi!

  • willy91137

    Friday night we will see some of the new offense of scheme and the defenses scheme
    and will probably be able to see what Flynn will look like when real bullets are flying

    the bearers have a hell of a pass rush so Flynn will scramble for his life without a decent tight end to check down to

    he will be checking down to McFadden Pryor will probably start the Seattle game

    but he will only be with the ones for a series or two would be my guess

    then it’s on to Indianapolis to the Indianapolis massacre

  • SpudRaider

    Myopinion Says:
    August 20th, 2013 at 9:19 am
    I agree thier bodystyles dont look the same, I checked too. Mgee actually looks the most like a short fat nt.
    Bilu looks more like sims to me

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    Bilu Definitely taller, and bigger shoulders then Sims.
    Mgee I really don’t know for sure, but I have never seen what I call a true noseguard come out of Oklahoma. Also it’s a question of experience in the NFL. Granted OK is more of a football team with a college rather then a college with a football team. But he still lacks the experience of the NFL— Sims is the only one, and he can’t stay healthy.

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

    “Friday night we will see some of the new offense of scheme and the defenses scheme
    and will probably be able to see what Flynn will look like when real bullets are flying”

    Not only that but I just watched the Chargers Bears game last night so lets see how we match up against them after seeing them play the chargers.

  • lefty12

    Congratulations Rock.

  • SpudRaider

    guest123 Says:
    August 20th, 2013 at 9:48 am
    I remember cutting the cord, the doc looks at you like it some ceremonial rite. All I felt was fairly repulsed. Didn’t help that I just watched the delivery of the placenta. :wretch:

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    Yea when the Doc tried to hand the scissors’ to me I told him” Doc that’s why I’m paying you.”

  • Al_is_theraiders

    i cant believe some of you guys think run stuffing tackles will provide pressure…

  • DutchRaider77

    Congratulations Rockstar!

    Hope she turns out to be a great softball player!

  • dplunk

    I think I speak for a great deal when I say: One more injury to Jacoby Ford should be cause for his release. but I’m not sure if you can release a guy that’s hurt without ramifications.

  • SpudRaider

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    August 20th, 2013 at 9:57 am
    i cant believe some of you guys think run stuffing tackles will provide pressure…
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    Nope they can’t, but it all starts there in a 3/4

  • SpudRaider

    dplunk Says:
    August 20th, 2013 at 10:02 am
    I think I speak for a great deal when I say: One more injury to Jacoby Ford should be cause for his release. but I’m not sure if you can release a guy that’s hurt without ramifications.
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    Jacoby has never been able to stay healthy. At Clemson he wasn’t the featured Return Dude, or top receiver. Couldn’t stay healthy. This was when old AL was taking chances w/ guys who couldn’t stay healthy in college, but huge potential. Chaz was another the year before.

  • DutchRaider77

    677.SpudRaider Says:
    August 20th, 2013 at 10:03 am
    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    August 20th, 2013 at 9:57 am
    i cant believe some of you guys think run stuffing tackles will provide pressure…
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    Nope they can’t, but it all starts there in a 3/4

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    Or no more free lancing, staying in their lane, doing their job…no more 3 & 16 and the the RB goes to the house.

    Also, I would like to see what kinds of stunts and twists they have planned.

  • LTR

    the famous dr robert Says:
    August 19th, 2013 at 9:37 pm
    Whoknows Says:
    August 19th, 2013 at 9:35 pm
    The Famous Dr Robert Says:
    August 19th, 2013 at 9:31 pm
    TaidO—-I read it. I wish I had that minute of my life back. It’s some if the most idiotic analysis I have ever read.

    If course, it’s nearly identical to what I read here so there are at least a few of u nuts around.
    **************************************
    What would you do with that minute? Post here 50 times?
    ********
    If I scratched my nuts and sniffed my fingers, I’d have learned more.
    ***************************
    Now we know how you learned to be a DR.

  • http://raiderettes.com MR..realest of the real, stickiest of the icky

    It took me about 10 tries to log onto this low rent comment system.

  • http://raiderettes.com MR..realest of the real, stickiest of the icky

    Jacoby’s talented but he’s part of the old guard. He won’t be around.

  • Myopinion

    Jay ratliff 3 or4 probowls 6 4 305lbs
    Im not sure theres a bodytype anymore

  • dplunk

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    August 20th, 2013 at 9:57 am
    i cant believe some of you guys think run stuffing tackles will provide pressure…
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    Yes they can AL: if they are good “Bull Rushers”

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

    “It took me about 10 tries to log onto this low rent comment system.”

    It took your mom 10 times to try and abort you but that didn’t work so whats your point?

  • http://raiderettes.com MR..realest of the real, stickiest of the icky

    666, don’t talk about your grandmother that way.

  • http://raiderettes.com MR..realest of the real, stickiest of the icky

    Remember, the reason you worship satan is because me and your mom left you in the desert.

  • DutchRaider77

    682.MR..realest of the real, stickiest of the icky Says:
    August 20th, 2013 at 10:18 am
    Jacoby’s talented but he’s part of the old guard. He won’t be around.

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    Curious…do you have a Raiders’ Jersey that says MaddenRaider on it? Or is that just some poser I saw at the 49er game two years ago?

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

    DJ Johnny Says:
    August 20th, 2013 at 8:11 am

    They were talking Bears QB’s on Chi radio and one announcer asked the Bears beat reporter why they didn’t sign Jamarcus and the guy said that he had heard that Russell came in like he was already a lock for the team and was being critical of how they set up his workout and the things they were doing to try him out.

    If I could find a link i’ll post it.

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

    I keep waiting for Debo to show up all indignant. Maybe today…

  • http://raiderettes.com MR..realest of the real, stickiest of the icky

    We don’t need Gruden anymore. But we sure got rid of him too soon. One of the dumbest moves in Davis’s life. For laughs, why don’t one of you tell me again which players we wound up getting for Gruden.

  • http://raiderettes.com MR..realest of the real, stickiest of the icky

    I have a white MaddenRaider jersey, no. 72. I was at Niners Raiders preseason in ’11, the one with all the drama. I saw Brien. There was your chance to say what you had to say to me, and you’re calling me a poser? lol.

  • willy91137

    I don’t know what’s wrong with this thing takes me about 10 times get logged on

    a lot of times I can get to the bottom of the page to find out if I am logged on

    I sent them e-mails every day I don’t think they are there

    I haven’t canceled my newspaper but I guess I should because I don’t read it anymore

    that’s all I have in the past I think it was better than what we have right now

    is it just me as someone with my computer I have a wireless Mac somebody said that the refresh button I can’t find a refresh button on this thing
    I sent Apple a message I don’t know they use e-mail or what

    may be a carrier pigeon will bring note

    if didn’t cost so much i tack a hammer to this thing

  • SaintKaufman

    Willy,
    I’ve been having the same issues on a PC.

  • DutchRaider77

    691.MR..realest of the real, stickiest of the icky Says:
    August 20th, 2013 at 10:32 am
    I have a white MaddenRaider jersey, no. 72. I was at Niners Raiders preseason in ‘11, the one with all the drama. I saw Brien. There was your chance to say what you had to say to me, and you’re calling me a poser? lol.

    ________________________________________________

    No, not calling you a poser, only wanted to know if I had really saw the legendary “MR” at a Raiders game or if it was someone else…I saw you in the distance, entering the gate with the Jersey on.

    By the time I had assembled the angry mob you were gone…

  • SpudRaider

    dplunk Says:
    August 20th, 2013 at 10:21 am
    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    August 20th, 2013 at 9:57 am
    i cant believe some of you guys think run stuffing tackles will provide pressure…
    ******************************************************
    Yes they can AL: if they are good “Bull Rushers”
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    Ravens’s Noseguard Nagata good for 5 sacks a year.

    But really that’s just a bonus. They don’t expect any from him . They want him to stop the QB from stepping forward on passing plays, or prevent the draw play up the middle. look back to Grady Jackson, last time we played anything close to 3/4. Just plug the middle baby!!!

  • willy91137

    SaintKaufman Says:
    August 20th, 2013 at 10:36 am
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Thank you I thought I was losing my mind I been fighting this thing since Friday

    but I can’t stay on over one time I’ll send this message and next time I go to check my messages on how to logon again about 10 times

    you sent him an e-mail of everybody on this blog sent a e-mail maybe they would wake up

  • SaintKaufman

    willy91137 Says:
    August 20th, 2013 at 10:40 am

    SaintKaufman Says:
    August 20th, 2013 at 10:36 am
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Thank you I thought I was losing my mind I been fighting this thing since Friday

    but I can’t stay on over one time I’ll send this message and next time I go to check my messages on how to logon again about 10 times

    you sent him an e-mail of everybody on this blog sent a e-mail maybe they would wake up

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I hear ya man! I keep getting bounced, I’ll have totally benign comments not post, I can’t log in, etc. It’s definitely worse than it used to run.

  • http://raiderettes.com MR..realest of the real, stickiest of the icky

    lol. A lot of people from this website and RF.net recognized me, Dutch. Guess you tried to get a bunch of people to get your back and couldn’t do it. Why not just man up and say what you have to say to me? I was there with my youngest brother, who weighs 100 lbs. soaking wet.

  • SpudRaider

    Myopinion Says:
    August 20th, 2013 at 10:19 am
    Jay ratliff 3 or4 probowls 6 4 305lbs
    Im not sure theres a bodytype anymore
    *******************************************************

    Sorry not a big Dallas fan so can’t talk about them w/ any real knowledge. But before Ryan I believe they played more of a 4/3, and they still played it half the time when I did watch them under Ryan. Also haven’t they gone back to 4/3 this year?

  • hwnrdr

    Well, since my first home game will be the Pittsburgh game on October 27 (gawd a long 2 months away)…
    We’ll be tailgating next Saturday for the A’s/Tampa Bay game, which is also Fireworks night! First basball game in 12 years! Geez…lol…