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Raiders promote Cornell from practice squad

With offensive tackles Tony Pashos an Menelik Watson both questionable to face the San Diego Chargers because of injuries, the Raiders promoted James Cornell from the practice squad Saturday to the 53-man roster.

Pashos, who has started all four games at right tackle, was limited all week with a groin strain. Watson was back at practice after missing a month following arthroscopic knee surgery.

The other tackle on the roster is Matt McCants, who has played primarily as an extra blocker in some power packages.

Cornell, waived by the Baltimore Ravens on Aug. 25, was signed to the Raiders practice squad on Sept. 11. In college at Illinois, Cornell played in 29 games with 19 starts. He was undrafted and spent all last season on the Ravens practice squad.

To make room for Cornell, the Raiders waived guard Antoine McClain, who was claimed off waivers on Sept. 1 but was inactive all four games.

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • MachoManRandySavage

    Man, no offensive line to speak of. Gotta blame the lack of depth on the GM, and I am not mad at the lack of talent, just the final minute patching up of things that has been going on with Reggie for a while.

  • MachoManRandySavage

    Pryor will make the O-line look better than it really is, however the chances of winning the game decline significantly if you cant run the ball and your QB is running for his life on every play.

  • jumpnjiminy

    First off, please don’t waste any more of us fans’ time, etc. with Freeman…I’d rather we focus on TP and McG and then the draft if there’s nothing there to build on….imo this is another ‘should win’ game and in the other two, Jax and Wash, we’re one and one. I’m patiently waiting for TP to show me he can make the passes that need to be made. Defenses are catching on to the ‘dynamic’ playing styles of guys like R Wilson, RGIII, Kap, etc…the guys winning games right are the old fogies and old school pocket passers like Manning and Brady, so…

  • MachoManRandySavage

    drafting a RB with a top 10 pick in today’s NFL is folly. The best you can hope for is getting an AP type back that can go for 2k every year, and yet have your offense be irrelevant. The game is designed for passing teams. So, draft RBs in the 3rd round or later, spend little $$$ and plan for a RB by committee.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Yup, although the colts are in the position to overspend if need be.
    But they did, Richardson isn’t much better than Rashad Jennings.

  • Nosferatu Man

    Blame the GM for other things. Pashos is the fifth injury we have sustained on the OL. No team just has 5 extra linemen lying around.

  • David Afraimi

    Raiders bringing in David Carr for a tryout… SMH

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Game day!
    GO RAIDERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    So is Tennessee.
    I thought they were going to check out Josh Freeman but I guess they’re wary of the baggage that Josh has.
    I think Carr is about 34.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    And the “Matt Flynn Sucks” party continues, I see.

  • _Mista_

    Freckles is lost when it comes to Qb’s.

  • MistaBrown

    mope and change

  • _Mista_

    Leland did Oakland a huge favor by putting Red D!ck on first base where he couldn’t popup or strike out. Sonny Gray is legit!

    Go A’s!

  • MistaBrown

    if you voted for obama punch yourself in the face

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Please stop posting until you know what you’re talking about. “Beat on every trade” indeed…

  • Try Some Reality

    Interesting. Thanks for letting us all know, JFB.

  • jumpnjiminy

    Why? Everyone acts like TP is the starter and let’s keep developing him. Carr and Freeman are at best in the mid range to mediocre range of NFL qbs.
    When will this end? If we lose this one to SD the season’s over as I don’t care who’s back there at qb, Raiders are not the kind of team that can go from 1 and 4 to wild card playoff game…TP’s gotta show he can pass/throw the ball better now…I love his running, but defenses are catching on and he will most likely sustain an injury that could put him out for the season…I know the OL sucks, but so does the play calling…in short, sit tight with TP and McG and give them both playing time to see if there really is anything to build on and if not, look to next year’s draft, not at more ‘has beens’ like Carr, Freeman, and Palmer.

  • MistaBrown

    dropping knowledge in my porcelain throne and smashing libtards you already know

  • marks hair

    lol..nflnets countdown to the game the world won’t watch.

  • marks hair

    david carr on Monday.. I guess flynns out..

  • jumpnjiminy

    Hey wingnut…what do your comments have to do with Raider football????

  • _Mista_

    I’m guessing after he got demoted he demanded to be traded or released.

  • marks hair

    yeah he looks disgruntled all the time.. sour girl

  • MistaBrown

    Me and Mista want Freeman he would ruin the TP2 experiment and divide the locker room

  • MistaBrown

    Freeman takes us to the Bowl if you voted for Obama you are a libtard

  • marks hair

    we should have made the same move with dmc..

  • _Mista_

    Kinda like tr0ll shadowing me.

  • jumpnjiminy

    If you voted for Romney you’re either a Mormon, a millionaire, or an ignorant redneck…I’m guessing the latter…
    Really? Freeman to the bowl? Probably the same bowl you just flushed your brains down…now get back to football, dooshbag…

  • marks hair

    id like to get derek carr

  • Try Some Reality

    I’m beginning to despise this clown even more so than JaMarshmallow.

  • marks hair

    I think he’s gone bye Tuesday

  • MistaBrown

    jimmy i will pray to mit romeny for you so when you do convert to the Mormon religion you will not be the church janitor mope and change

  • marks hair

    this things gumming up.. it gave my reply to the wrong post..

  • marks hair

    I think he’s gone bye tuesday.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    That right?…………..Interesting.
    Concord could be a good location.
    If memory serves, that town is on the BART system too.

  • Try Some Reality

    I certainly hope they rid themselves of that POS by nxt Tuesday. Can’t be good for the locker room. Collossal pouting pu$$y roaming the practice field and locker room.

  • Papertiger

    Hey guys! Not sure why but I’m getting a bad feeling from this Freeman situation.

  • David Afraimi

    It’s a circus for sure. Either you commit yo TP or not, all this back and forth stuff leaves you to wonder…

  • David Afraimi

    Didn’t Dr Slob say Flynn will be starting by the end of the year?? Wow….

  • _Mista_

    What was your alias when he said that?

  • MistaBrown

    mope and change

  • jumpnjiminy

    So a janitor in your mind is a station in life to avoid…probably think a carpentar like Jesus would be a bad job to have also…sad that people who claim to be christians can’t see that the repubs want to hurt the poor while worshipping materialism…the only place they may have SLIGHT edge is in the abortion debate…otherwise, there only concern is preserving wealth for the wealthy and keeping the truly needy DOWN…and their infatuation with guns? Oh yaaa…Jesus was real BIG on violence against any and all of his creations/creatures…the Prince of Peace is looking at ALL of us with forgiveness in his heart, but would think disappoint as well…good luck on your self centered path to…oh forget it…p.s. I love you.

  • David Afraimi

    All thee NFL game day “Gurus” picking Sandy Eggo…no luv for us. Guess 10 years of sucking gets that. We need to win tonight or DA really needs to go. I don’t care about injuries or whatever. We need to win at home vs a divisional opponent on National TV!!

  • _Mista_

    SeyGlen666, do you have access to affordable treatment for your mental illness?

  • MistaBrown

    Don’t worry Mista I wont let that SeyGlen666 Troll hurt you anymore I am here to protect you

  • _Mista_

    FK’n Chiefs get a gift lucky bast@rds.

  • MistaBrown

    mope and change

  • Just Fire Baby

    Chip Kelly is a moron and should be sent back to college, with the sanctions he ditched out on following him.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Vic Tafur‏@VicTafur26m

    Finally, I think the 49ers would be a great landing spot for Richard Seymour.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Vic Tafur‏@VicTafur28m

    As far as Josh Freeman, @MikeSilver is right – if Freeman signs w/ #Raiders it’s because he was told he could start over Terrelle Pryor soon