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Nix back at practice, Ross taking over for Branch

ALAMEDA – Left guard Lucas Nix (ankle) on Friday practiced for the first time since he suffered an ankle injury. Coach Dennis Allen said he isn’t sure yet whether Nix or Andre Gurode will start against the Broncos.

Weak side linebacker Kevin Burnett also returned to practice. He missed most of Thursday’s practice with an illness.

Strong safety Tyvon Branch (ankle), left tackle Menelik Watson (knee) and tight end David Ausberry (shoulder) didn’t practice Friday, and they aren’t likely to play against the Broncos.

– Allen said he is “leaning toward” starting Brandian Ross at strong safety Monday. Ross has worked with the first-team defense this week and declared himself “ready.”

“It’s the perfect time for me to make an impact on this team,” Ross said. He started one game for the Raiders last season.

Usama Young also is adept at playing strong safety, and he might see some time there against the Broncos, or as an extra defensive back on obvious passing downs.

– A company that owns 13 appliance stores in Colorado is offering to pick up the tab for items purchased the week before the Raiders and Broncos play if the Broncos shut out the Raiders.

The company has used this publicity stunt for at least the past decade, without having to pay up.

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

    That’s a good question. Robert, what happens if we win Mon.? Same ol routine with you? Or do you finally jump on board? What’s your sticking point?

  • Follow the B@uceman

    The Suspicious Dr Robert Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 2:15 pm
    Follow The B@Uceman Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Meds not working huh?
    **********

    what’s sad is u think that’s funny. for like the millionth time.

    or asking me “how’s sac treatin’ ya?”

    or talking about MR being in his mom’s basement and being a virgin.

    this is called “base humor”. there is nothing clever or smart about it.

    it’s why u hate seinfeld and like “family matters”.

    ur one of the brainless masses.
    *******************************

    Nothing wrong with Family Matters…no I didnt like Seinfeld….but Curb your Enthusiasm is dope!

    Brainless? Coming from the guy who claims to be married to a latina I find that funny

    You are a damn liar….any man who has dated or fk’d with latina women know they are always hot and wanting the D slid in there….you are always on this site….no way in hell is any latina having that because she demands you be on your “job”…..no way you have a woman especially a latina because you definitely are not holding up your END OF THE BARGAIN

  • the suspicious dr robert

    Follow The B@Uceman Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    So if we win and pryor plays well should we expect to hear on Channel 2 news that a man in “Sunnyvale” has committed suicide?
    **********

    i’d be shocked but happy.

    i’m just being objective.

    can’t win with a poor qb.

    least td passes in the nfl.

    3rd least passing yards.

    this ain’t 1955.

    it’s a passing league.

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

    And despite all of that, Robert, overall, there are only 3 defenses in the league better than ours.

  • the suspicious dr robert

    MR..Realest Of The Real, Stickiest Of The Icky Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 2:18 pm
    That’s a good question. Robert, what happens if we win Mon.? Same ol routine with you? Or do you finally jump on board? What’s your sticking point?
    *********

    if he plays well, i have always said i will say so.

  • Just Fire Baby

    And odds makers are saying we’ll lose to anyone by 15 1/2? Something’s up.

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

    QB-HC matchup and home field advantage.

    Seems like an accurate opening line.

    Interesting of note, the line didn’t go down when Clady got hurt.

    Which means the geniuses in the desert feel losing your LT will have ZERO IMPACT ON THE OUTCOME OF THE FINAL SCORE.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Fingers Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 2:17 pm
    The Raiders use to own Monday night games…. Time to Start taking back what was ours ..
    *******************

    Filthy Fingers in the heezle!

    Sup man? You damn right we need to take what’s ours!

    How bout them A’s? The green and Gold stampede stomping thru…but our bullpen….arrrgggh!

  • the suspicious dr robert

    Follow The B@Uceman Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Nothing wrong with Family Matters…no I didnt like Seinfeld….but Curb your Enthusiasm is dope!

    Brainless? Coming from the guy who claims to be married to a latina I find that funny
    **********

    well it’s a start that u like curb.

    see. this is why ur dense. there is no connection with me saying i’m married to a mexican woman and being “brainless”.

    ur jokes don’t have any sense to them.

    no connection to what’s being said.

    the rest of ur post is nonsense and deserves no response.

  • RaidingTexas

    MR..Realest Of The Real, Stickiest Of The Icky Says:

    15 1/2. Are you kidding? I might put all of my money on the Raiders. All $230.

    —————————————-

    Wow. How easy is it to bet online? I need in on that.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    New York Jets benched Dee Milliner in Week 2 for fear that he might have his confidence crushed

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

    Jeezus this draft was awful!!!!
    =========================================

    It’s only two weeks into the season. If you remember both Luck and RGIII were stumbling out of the gate early. It takes a little while for guys to adjust to this game. And when I mean a little while, I mean three years.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I always thought Balfour would be the one who does the A’s in.

    You just can’t be a closer doing the high-wire act, and are having a fkn conniption out there on the mound.

    Guys like Rivera, Wetteland, The Beard……very little emotion on the mound.

    Switch Balfour to decaf, or he will do your season in.

  • the suspicious dr robert

    From: zasbury51@aol.com
    Subject: New posts up. Any sign of your impostor? Final chance.
    Date: September 20, 2013 11:38:15 AM PDT
    To: xxxxxxxxx

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

    this was cork’s email to me today so i’m guessing he got him.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    The Suspicious Dr Robert Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 2:22 pm
    Follow The B@Uceman Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Nothing wrong with Family Matters…no I didnt like Seinfeld….but Curb your Enthusiasm is dope!

    Brainless? Coming from the guy who claims to be married to a latina I find that funny
    **********

    well it’s a start that u like curb.

    see. this is why ur dense. there is no connection with me saying i’m married to a mexican woman and being “brainless”.

    ur jokes don’t have any sense to them.

    no connection to what’s being said.

    the rest of ur post is nonsense and deserves no response.
    *****************

    You are definitely slow…only a BRAINLESS guy lies about being married to a latina woman thinking other guys on here dont know better that if you have a latina woman YOU ARE NOT ON THE COMPUTER 24/7 BECAUSE YOU GOT A “JOB” TO DO….YA KNOW SLIDING HER THE D!

    That is what I mean by brainless….you think we dont know better lol

    You dont LAMBO anything of the female species unless its a domesticated house animal

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Head Nurse Roberta….you will be married to a latina woman when Aldon Smith drives to 49ers facility sober

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 2:24 pm
    I always thought Balfour would be the one who does the A’s in.

    You just can’t be a closer doing the high-wire act, and are having a fkn conniption out there on the mound.

    Guys like Rivera, Wetteland, The Beard……very little emotion on the mound.

    Switch Balfour to decaf, or he will do your season in.
    *****************

    Shhhhhhhhhhhh….your SF Va-Giants are nada…Balfour will be just fine…Cook Blevins and Chavez are the ones who suck

  • the suspicious dr robert

    Follow The B@Uceman Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    You are definitely slow…only a BRAINLESS guy lies about being married to a latina woman thinking other guys on here dont know better that if you have a latina woman YOU ARE NOT ON THE COMPUTER 24/7 BECAUSE YOU GOT A “JOB” TO DO….YA KNOW SLIDING HER THE D!

    That is what I mean by brainless….you think we dont know better lol

    **********

    u are so stupid.

    it’s called jobs.

    apparently when u have a woman, ur idea is that ur always over at her house bumming off her.

    she has a job. i have a job. i work on a computer all day.

    i think ur “knowledge” of women comes from rap songs.

    u obviously don’t know what it’s like to actually have one.

    big mouth. that’s all u are.

  • the suspicious dr robert

    HOUSTON — Houston Texans running back Arian Foster says he isn’t scared of the NCAA, and hopes his revelations about being paid while playing in college at Tennessee will change rules about amateurism in college athletics.

    “I just feel strong about the injustice that the NCAA has been doing for years,” Foster said Friday. “That’s why I said what I said. I’m not trying to throw anybody under the bus. … I feel like I shouldn’t have to run from the NCAA anymore. They’re like these big bullies. I’m not scared of them.”

  • DutchRaider77

    So 15.5 is the spread? Everyone bets heavily on the Broncos? Who wins if the Raiders win? Vegas? Probably just my metal plate picking up static…

  • Follow the B@uceman

    The Suspicious Dr Robert Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 2:29 pm
    Follow The B@Uceman Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    You are definitely slow…only a BRAINLESS guy lies about being married to a latina woman thinking other guys on here dont know better that if you have a latina woman YOU ARE NOT ON THE COMPUTER 24/7 BECAUSE YOU GOT A “JOB” TO DO….YA KNOW SLIDING HER THE D!

    That is what I mean by brainless….you think we dont know better lol

    **********

    u are so stupid.

    it’s called jobs.

    apparently when u have a woman, ur idea is that ur always over at her house bumming off her.

    she has a job. i have a job. i work on a computer all day.

    i think ur “knowledge” of women comes from rap songs.

    u obviously don’t know what it’s like to actually have one.

    big mouth. that’s all u are.
    **********************************

    She works 24 hours huh? LOL

    My knowledge of women actually comes from being with WOMEN…maybe you should try it sometime

    Yeah you post hella times on a blog from AM to AM and you have a job

    You are more than likely a very overweight guy restricted to a wheelchair like Larry Flynt sans any woman around

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Roberta….Friday Night what do you and the wife got planned? LOL…..work on computer and she will still be at work right?

    Saturday? Same thing

    Sunday? Same thing

    Look Virtual Reality is not real life…..maybe you should try internet dating

  • the suspicious dr robert

    brien—ur a retard. u talk like a kid.

  • the suspicious dr robert

    brien–most likely a sitter and dinner/movie.

    pretty simple.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I say pay the college players big money, like 150K or something.

    And treat them like independant contractors, so they have to pay for their own equiptment, travel to work (games), overnight stays,etc.

    Then they can write it off on their taxes the next year.

    You can’t have it both ways, you want the status of a college student but paid like a professional?

    One or the other.

  • the suspicious dr robert

    been together 23 years so it’s not like we’re going out dancing at the club.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Anyhow yall stay solid….B@uce Man is outro…I have a life outside of blog as most of yall do….only one person doesnt….he is a coach from Sunnyvale running a multi million dollar biz from his home and has a Latina wife lol

    Just Win

    CODE BLACK 2013

  • the suspicious dr robert

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 2:35 pm
    I say pay the college players big money, like 150K or something.

    And treat them like independant contractors, so they have to pay for their own equiptment, travel to work (games), overnight stays,etc.

    Then they can write it off on their taxes the next year.

    You can’t have it both ways, you want the status of a college student but paid like a professional?

    One or the other.
    ********

    there simply needs to be a minor league.

    college football is a sham.

  • chuck

    Dr.robert I never saw you respond to rr comment when he listed all of the expert football players and media people who like Pryor.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    The Suspicious Dr Robert Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 2:36 pm
    been together 23 years so it’s not like we’re going out dancing at the club.
    **************************

    HAHAHAHAHA oh my god thats hilarious…..hahahahaha Roberta we are all laughing at ya

    You havent had a woman 23 seconds let alone 23 years….drop the charade….”we dont believe you…..you need more people”

  • chuck

    I do agree college football is a sham if it was about school all of these schools should not be allowed to jump conferences for more money like big business.

  • the suspicious dr robert

    Chuck Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 2:37 pm
    Dr.robert I never saw you respond to rr comment when he listed all of the expert football players and media people who like Pryor.
    *************

    most of them have a limited idea of anything regarding the raiders, and it’s media selling the nfl.

    plus, they’re wrong. i don’t care who it is.

    how are the results?

    all they basically said was “sure he’s exciting, he makes plays, he has a chance”, or similar to that.

    that’s meaningless.

  • the suspicious dr robert

    Follow The B@Uceman Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 2:38 pm
    The Suspicious Dr Robert Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 2:36 pm
    been together 23 years so it’s not like we’re going out dancing at the club.
    **************************

    HAHAHAHAHA oh my god thats hilarious…..hahahahaha Roberta we are all laughing at ya

    You havent had a woman 23 seconds let alone 23 years….drop the charade….”we dont believe you…..you need more people”
    ********

    ur a hyena. nothing more.

  • Just Fire Baby

    People think a minor league would work, but nobody would watch it.

    College football makes it’s hay profiteering on alumni and regional fans.

    You think Alabama University fans are suddenly going to become Mobile Dragon minor league fans?

    Not a chane in hell!!!!

  • the suspicious dr robert

    anyone that talks about women like u brien, has NEVER had a relationship with one.

    u talk like a giggly teenager.

    u still think getting laid is a “big deal”.

    it’s all u refer to, like a kid.

    which means it doesn’t happen for u often.

    men like me don’t need to discuss it cuz it’s been done.

  • the suspicious dr robert

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 2:41 pm
    People think a minor league would work, but nobody would watch it.

    College football makes it’s hay profiteering on alumni and regional fans.

    You think Alabama University fans are suddenly going to become Mobile Dragon minor league fans?

    Not a chane in hell!!!!
    ************

    well, there’s a middle ground.

    u allow guys to suign futures contracts, and still play for their school, while being paid by their future team.

    the infrastructure is in place in college, and the schools can develop them.

    no different than if a chemistry student signed a contract with a chemical company while still in school.

    that would be applauded.

  • Just Fire Baby

    There are only a few major college programs that make a lot of money.

    The bottom teams of the Pac-12, ACC, and even the SEC struggle to break even.

    It’s the NCAA that makes all the money, these schools operate at losses a lot of the time.

    Hell, UNC was going to decline their Liberty Bowl invite because they couldn’t secure funding in the budget to attend. They needed UT to buy all their tickets last minute so they could AFFORD to go to a bowl game.

  • Whoknows
  • eastoaklandraider

    Welker vs Hayden

    DThomas vs Jenkins

    JThomas vs LB’s

    Cwood in center field making plays

    I like our chances

  • Just Fire Baby

    NCAA hoops teams are way more profitable than football teams.

    Smalller teams, less traveling costs, more postseason profitability.

  • chuck

    I think it would be harder for football to do a minor league but if basketball top recruits go minor league like Wiggins everyone will watch.

  • eastoaklandraider

    Welker vs Hayden is quickness on quickness let’s see what the kids got.

  • the suspicious dr robert

    Eastoaklandraider Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 2:57 pm
    Welker vs Hayden is quickness on quickness let’s see what the kids got.
    **********

    porter will be covering welker.

  • Dan78

    Can’t wait until Monday Night…. Hope we pound the Donks into the ground… Game will be determined by ball control and our DB’s… We have to keep moving the chains and scoring TD’s when in the red zone… We cannot fall asleep in special teams as well, Holliday is capable of taking into the end zone…

  • eastoaklandraider

    Mjenkins is our best Db so far let’s let him shadow Dthomas and see if he may be worth a good contract

  • eastoaklandraider

    Why Porter?

  • LA to TheBay

    Eastoak,

    Rob’s right.

    Porter plays the slot in the nickel and Welker is the slot receiver

  • The_Judge37

    eastoaklandraider Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 2:47 pm
    Welker vs Hayden

    DThomas vs Jenkins

    JThomas vs LB’s

    Cwood in center field making plays

    I like our chances
    ——

    I agree that we need Hayden on Welker, but i think we need C-Dub in the box playing rover, not at Center Field.

  • Dan78

    Reece will have to get his number called more… Woodson will have to cause a turnover on Defense… Interception or forced fumble…. Cwood is one of the best a stripping the ball and is a ball hawk… Expect him to have an impact…

  • eastoaklandraider

    Hayden matches up well with a guy like welker imo.

  • LA to TheBay

    182.Just Fire Baby Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 2:41 pm
    People think a minor league would work, but nobody would watch it.

    College football makes it’s hay profiteering on alumni and regional fans.

    You think Alabama University fans are suddenly going to become Mobile Dragon minor league fans?

    Not a chane in hell!!!!

    —-

    Nope.

    Too ingrained in the culture and the big money people are not gonna just volunteer to lose money

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Purvisman/Eternal Optimist
    • 3 minutes ago

    And we shall strike down with great vengeance the accursed donkey.
    - – - – - – - – - – - – - – -

    ‘accursed ass.’ didn’t fly.

    Criminy!

    Oops, can I say that?

    http://www.ibabuzz.com/athletics/2013/09/20/game-153-wrapup-bad-luck-compounds-cooks-woes-straily-makes-bid-for-post-season-rotation/