McFadden returns to practice, Wisniewski still absent


Running back Darren McFadden is back on the practice field today, going through the same paces as the other running backs. That bodes well for his playing against the Kansas City Chiefs.
The same can’t be said of center Stefen Wisniewski, who still hasn’t been cleared to practice. He missed the Raiders game against the Chargers on Sunday night. His status for the Chiefs game is questionable at this point.
Andre Gurode is working at center with the first-team offense in Wisniewski’s absence. Also, Tony Pashos is back at practice and working with the first-team today. He sat out the Raiders-Chargers game, too.
McFadden suffered a hamstring injury in Oakland’s loss to the Washington Redskins. He departed after only five carries. Rashad Jennings replaced McFadden that game and amassed 116 yards rushing and receiving. Jennings also filled in for McFadden against the Chargers.
Jennings, too, is nursing a hamstring injury. He carried the ball 10 times in the first half against the Chargers but none in the second half, as coaches removed him from the game as a precautionary measure.
Jennings is at practice today and making good on his assertion Monday that his hamstring injury isn’t a serious one and that he won’t miss any time.
In other news, linebacker Miles Burris was spotted working out on an adjacent field to his teammates. At one point, Burris sprinted the better part of 50 yards without any apparent restriction from the knee he had operated on soon after last season ended.
Burris is on the physically unable to perform list. He is eligible to begin practicing after this week’s game. He can play in a game as soon as the seventh game or as late as the 15th, depending upon how the Raiders choose to proceed.
Here’s the wording on the new guidelines for players on the PUP as set forth by the NFL:
“Commencing on the day after the conclusion of the sixth regular season weekend (October 15) and continuing through the day after the conclusion of the 11th regular season weekend (November 19), clubs are permitted to begin practicing players on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform for a period not to exceed 21 calendar days. Pads and helmets are permitted during the 21-day period. At any time during the 21-day practice period, or prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the day after the conclusion of the 21-day period, clubs are permitted to restore such players on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform to their Active/Inactive List.”


Steve Corkran

  • Kell how’s the weather out there? Looks a little chilly…

  • KoolKell

    That was late October last year. Just before the U.S. Elections.

    Wow everybody wanted to talk to me about the elections. Very pro 0bama.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    New post.

  • Pro Obama…. The world is changing my friend….

  • 0ak R8rs

    Umh. That article came out over 6 months ago. I’ve probably read it 4 times. I’m well aware of it. And it has absolutely nothing to do w Freeman, that was about 4 days ago. Try again?

  • 0ak R8rs

    I’m actually a little disappointed you think we just get along “ok”. You’re one of my favorites actually.

    This better?

  • destrilogy

    Veldheer, Barnes, Wiz, Brisiel, Watson

    Can’t wait till our O line looks like this. Then DMAC can start popping off. A lil option with Pyror. Watch out!

  • nolimits3333

    McFadden should be our third string running back behind Reece and Jennings.

  • stormbringerSS

    pryor SUCKS

  • Rico Stifler

    Wish we had signed Barden….. Don’t don’t how signing a 6-6 WR would hurt. he’s had some big games with the Giants.

  • SouthTexasRaider

    Just chimmin in to see this new blog layout, not a fan. would rarely comment as of the late but now it seems like ill just read the article and a few comments. the subjects in this blog have really been crazy…..

    Pryor is a beast and when everyone is back from injury we will be even more competitive.


  • cliftonpugh

    Love this now we don’t have to watch Gurode trip Pryor all day.

  • Eldiabs

    Lighten up a little? I’ve watched this team try to win without an OLINE for years now while it paid CBs ten of millions of dollars. Now you think it responsible to band aid a desperate need with a practice player and rejoice over a win over a bad team with horrible defense. Yeah any professional lineman would do. NOT guys dropped of other teams PRACTICE SQUAD. You kidding me

  • Eldiabs

    Do you mean you thought we had a solid OLINE when the season started

  • 10centsworth

    I said you had a point. I also asked if you had an O lineman out there you think he should have got…now.
    Friend, I share your angst but have accepted the circumstances and the guys making the decisions to get us out of those. I see progress. I see hope. I don’t see gratuitous ramblings and second guessings as relevant. I think that being able to take a practice sqd player and immediately start him as…a good sign of evaluating AVAILABLE talent. NOT a chance to just rant.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    The guy says TP is 6’6″. I thought he was closer o 6’4″. Anyone know?

  • Eldiabs

    No just a rant for now because I gave up on Reggie even recognizing the problem