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Walker, Ford back at practice

Defensive tackle Vance Walker and wide receiver Jacoby Ford were notable returning players to Raiders practice Monday as the team went into its “regular-season’’ mode with three practices remaining during training camp.

Also back at practice for the Raiders were right guard Mike Brisiel and cornerback Chimdi Chekwa. Cornerback D.J. Hayden, cleared for contact last Friday, was in full pads for the first time since suffering a ruptured blood vessel leading to his heart last November.

Strong safety Tyvon Branch was not present as practice began, with Brandian Ross getting work with the first team opposite free safety Charles Woodson.

It was the first day of “closed’’ practice, with the media watching only warm-ups and drills before exiting for team sessions as the Raiders build an actual game plan for Friday’s night’s game against the Chicago Bears at O.co Coliseum.

Typically, NFL teams treat the third preseason game as a dress rehearsal for the opener and merely hope to get through the fourth game healthy.

The Raiders have single practices Tuesday and Wednesday, breaking camp after the Wednesday session and returning to the club facility in Alameda.

Players who were working with the training staff and not practicing included defensive tackle Pat Sims, linebacker Keenan Clayton, offensive tackle Menelik Watson, wide receiver Juron Criner and linebacker Kevin Burnett.

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

    Gannon had been in the league for 11 years before becoming a Raider.

    COME ON MAN!!!!!

    Tell us again how Lovie Smith and the Bears won a Super Bowl!

  • CDERaider

    Alex7 Says:
    August 19th, 2013 at 4:27 pm
    The Raiders will be 5-8 in December so Veldheer will likely take the entire year off even if he’s healthy in December.

    Injuries like his are common with HGH users. Suddenly a tendon snaps off.

    ———————–

    And they don’t heal quickly either. Plus his agent won’t let him come back too early in a contract year.

  • SnBG

    Alex7 Says:
    August 19th, 2013 at 4:25 pm
    SnBG

    what if I disagree with your usage of the word “you’re” instead of “your”?
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
    You will have to call my English teacher but she didn’t have any lick with me. I will say if you know me you know most of the time I spell it correctly. I did say my typing sucks earlier though.

    Oh,,,,and you’re fired.

  • eastoaklandraider

    Every team in the 2012 NFL playoffs had at least 1 starting OT drafted in the 1st round, and of the two teams in the SuperBowl, BOTH their offensive tackles were chosen in the first round….

    GB: Bulga, 1st
    Indy: Castonzo, 1st
    Cincy: Whitworth, Smith, 2nd and 1st
    Bal: McKinnie, Oher, 1st and 1st
    Hou: Brown, 1st
    NE: Solder, Vollmer, 1st and 2nd
    Den: Clady, Franklin, 1st and 2nd
    Minn: Kalil, Loadholt, 1st and 2nd
    Was: Williams, 1st
    Sea: Okung, 1st
    Atl: Baker, 1st
    SF: Staley, Davis, 1st and 1st
    Bal: McKinnie, Oher, 1st and 1st
    ———–

    Alex7′s argument is null in void. moving on.

  • alex7

    Gil Brandt wanted to vote for Dennis Allen as coach of the year last year for getting 4 wins out of our rag-tag bunch.

    If Allen can improve on 4 wins DESPITE all the salary cuts, he’s doing alright.

    Oakland has less talent than Denver and KC. No one argues that.

  • CDERaider

    The only hope with this offense is to go wide with lots of quick passes – slants and crossing patterns. The I formation with a FB won’t work without oline push and we know thats not going to happen. Expect Flynn to pass 30-50 times a game to have any chance.

  • Raider E

    Barron was a 1st rounder, Barnes a 2nd.

    I guess were ready for the playoffs.

  • SnBG

    Raider E Says:
    August 19th, 2013 at 4:27 pm
    Gruden would be a breath of fresh air compared to the POS we have now.
    lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
    Security,,,please escorte E out of the building. He’s been fired.

  • eastoaklandraider

    Alex7 Says:
    August 19th, 2013 at 4:28 pm
    lol SnB

    he made a Super Bowl and got fired. The point remains the same. Using a coach being fired as a sign that he’s obviously not good is just dumb.
    ———-

    Lovie shouldnt have been fired.

  • the famous dr robert

    Don Nelson just was named NBA coach of the year.

    And was immediately fired.

  • alex7

    EastOak

    Which OT would you have drafted at our spot once the top 2 tackles went 1 and 2?

    And you realize we have a 1st-round talent at LT?

    And we drafted an OT in round 2?

    EXACTLY WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE DONE?

  • Raider E

    SnBG,

    Do it yourself.

  • eastoaklandraider

    Raider E Says:
    August 19th, 2013 at 4:30 pm
    Barron was a 1st rounder, Barnes a 2nd.

    I guess were ready for the playoffs.
    ———–

    Everybody misses every now and then. Jags and Rams obviously missed.

  • CDERaider

    The Famous Dr Robert Says:
    August 19th, 2013 at 4:24 pm
    CDERaider Says:
    August 19th, 2013 at 4:21 pm
    Watson projected by Mayock as a future LT but if ya can’t practice, ya can’t play. If he can get healthy lets throw him out there, we can’t really do worse than the ‘Pay Me’ Barron. Lets see him start in preseason game 4 and see if he can handle it at least see some potential. Veldheer aint coming back this season till December most likely if that.
    ********
    “(All about the) Bread Barron”

    ———————————-

    LOL

  • CDERaider

    I’ll take Lovie over DA any day of the week and twice on Sundays.

  • Raider E

    Slop set the California H.S. football world on end last season and was fired.

    How’s that new Biz going? What do you do again?

    Edit midget porn?

  • JLofty

    Vance Walker needs to step and be a playa for the RAIDERS!

  • alex7

    eastoak

    just said that Gruden getting fired is proof he’s not that good…

    and followed it up with noting that good coaches like Lovie Smith get fired unjustly.

    Dude is going in circles.

    “Yay Gruden O-line and offense, Gruden sucks!”
    “Yay Gruden getting career-best years out of multiple players, Gruden can’t develop!”
    “Yay making playoffs 3 times and winning a Super Bowl in TB, Gruden sucks!”

  • eastoaklandraider

    Alex7 Says:
    August 19th, 2013 at 4:31 pm
    EastOak

    Which OT would you have drafted at our spot once the top 2 tackles went 1 and 2?

    And you realize we have a 1st-round talent at LT?

    And we drafted an OT in round 2?

    EXACTLY WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE DONE?
    ————–

    Me personally I would have went with Lane Johnson or Chance Warmack, Lane would come in handy right now huh.

  • SnBG

    Alex, you didn’t notice that I used lick instead of luck. You’re double fired.

  • alex7

    logic like that above is why the Raiders need a blog for progressive thinkers instead of just emotional nonsense.

  • CDERaider

    Is it too late to fire DA and hire Lovie?

  • Raider E

    Security,,,please escorte E out of the building. He’s been fired.
    ————————————

    Learn to type, spell, and use correct grammer before you post again, Idiot.

  • SnBG

    Alex Barron is cake.

  • alex7

    SnB

    I was being dutiful in my firing and didn’t critique you on my way out!

    Also, getting licked by your teacher, depending on the circumstances…

  • alex7

    Raider E

    tell me you know it’s “grammar” and not “grammer”…

    when you called someone an idiot

  • SnBG

    Raider E Says:
    August 19th, 2013 at 4:35 pm
    Security,,,please escorte E out of the building. He’s been fired.
    ————————————

    Learn to type, spell, and use correct grammer before you post again, Idiot.
    LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
    I’ll ty E, I’ll try. Oh E, grammar is spelled with an a. LOL. We all do it.

  • eastoaklandraider

    Alex7 Says:
    August 19th, 2013 at 4:34 pm
    eastoak

    just said that Gruden getting fired is proof he’s not that good…
    ———–

    Not good when you get fired after losing all the HOF talent from Dungy’s D, AND YOU CANT REPLACE ANY OF IT AND GO DOWNHILL FAST.

  • Raider E

    Raider E

    tell me you know it’s “grammar” and not “grammer”…

    when you called someone an idiot

    ———————————-

    Maybe I did it on purpose?

  • Raider E

    Alex Barron is cake.

    ———————-

    Everyone likes cake.

  • CDERaider

    Flynn operates best in the shotgun and that’s the only formation we have any chance with. Same with TP. Ain’t nobody gonna bite on play action this year we might as well roll with it day 1.

  • CDERaider

    Cake ain’t cheap.

  • alex7

    Flynn was drafted in the 7th round,
    acquired for a measly 5th rounder,
    is 16-20 (75%), 1 TD, 0 INTs, and 10 yards per completion in less than one game…

    and people want more.

    Like Drew Brees numbers are what’s expected? Weird.

  • http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 408RAIDER

    does coach still give a presser after camp? N if so wheres the fix?

  • alex7

    EastOak!!!!

    Gruden made the playoffs in 2002, 2005, and 2007.

    He was 9-7 in 2008 and fired in 2009.

    Where’s this “downhill fast” thing?

  • Raider E

    alex7 Says:
    August 19th, 2013 at 4:39 pm
    Flynn was drafted in the 7th round,
    acquired for a measly 5th rounder,
    is 16-20 (75%), 1 TD, 0 INTs, and 10 yards per completion in less than one game…

    and people want more.

    Like Drew Brees numbers are what’s expected? Weird.

    —————————————–

    I can’t wait for October to shove this down you piehole.

    Flynn Sucks!!!!

  • CDERaider

    Over/Under on sacks on Flynn against the Bears?

  • SnBG

    I agree, Gruden didn’t rebuild the Bucs so you have to think of that. Gruden also seems to be impatient with young QBs.

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

    alex7 Says:
    August 19th, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Flynn was drafted in the 7th round,
    acquired for a measly 5th rounder,
    is 16-20 (75%), 1 TD, 0 INTs, and 10 yards per completion in less than one game…

    and people want more.

    Like Drew Brees numbers are what’s expected? Weird.

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

    QUIET! Don’t you know that numbers are part of the Great Anti-Pryor Conspiracy?

  • Raider E

    Gruden has a job. Damn, you guys should start a sewing circle.

  • CDERaider

    Bears game blacked out.

    Over/Under on sellouts this season with the Tarps? Remember, we’re not on the 80% rule this year.

  • SnBG

    I don’t think Flynn will be sacked like he was last week.

    Two sacks at most.

  • Raider E

    So far I have Alex, Duck, and Slop in the Flynn Scouts (c).

    Come October you all will be making excuses.

  • CDERaider

    Gruden will *never* come back to coaching. For us or anyone else, he’s making big $$$ and just getting fat(ter).. He’ll be on MNF for the next 10 years..

  • SnBG

    Raider E Says:
    August 19th, 2013 at 4:38 pm
    Raider E

    tell me you know it’s “grammar” and not “grammer”…

    when you called someone an idiot

    ———————————-

    Maybe I did it on purpose?
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
    Sure you did E, sure you did.

  • JLofty

    CDE : 4

  • Raider E

    SnBG Says:
    August 19th, 2013 at 4:46 pm
    Raider E Says:
    August 19th, 2013 at 4:38 pm
    Raider E

    tell me you know it’s “grammar” and not “grammer”…

    when you called someone an idiot

    ———————————-

    Maybe I did it on purpose?
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
    Sure you did E, sure you did
    —————————-

    Trust issues? I bet….

  • eastoaklandraider

    Alex7 Says:
    August 19th, 2013 at 4:42 pm
    EastOak!!!!

    Gruden made the playoffs in 2002, 2005, and 2007.

    He was 9-7 in 2008 and fired in 2009.

    Where’s this “downhill fast” thing?
    ———

    Exactly, as dungy’s talent got older Grudens record got worse, the FIRED.

  • DJ Johnny

    eastoaklandraider Says:
    August 19th, 2013 at 4:31 pm
    Alex7 Says:
    August 19th, 2013 at 4:28 pm
    lol SnB

    he made a Super Bowl and got fired. The point remains the same. Using a coach being fired as a sign that he’s obviously not good is just dumb.
    ———-

    Lovie shouldnt have been fired.

    Lovie said at his opening presser his NUMBER #1 GOAL is beating GB.

    Next thing you know GB is hoisting the GEORGE HALAS trophy on the Soldier Field turf.

    He didn’t do what he said he would. He set himself up and failed.

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

    “Gruden will *never* come back to coaching. For us or anyone else, he’s making big $$$ and just getting fat(ter).. He’ll be on MNF for the next 10 years..”

    Why would a guy making 4-5 million a year who has to work one day a week having fun a in a stress free both….leave his job to make the same amount of money working 80 hours a week in a stressful environment.

    Its pretty obvious to most of us whats going on here. Gravy train!