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Wisniewski returns to practice

The Raiders on Wednesday received a much-needed jolt of positive news regarding their battered offensive line with the return of starting center Stefen Wisniewski from a knee injury.
Wisniewski missed the past two games with an injury he suffered against the Washington Redskins. His return looms even larger, given backup center Andre Gurode still is sidelined by a knee injury.
The Raiders were so thin at center against the Kansas City Chiefs in their last game that career guard Mike Brisiel was forced into emergency duty when Gurode left the game. Brisiel last played center in 2007, by his recollection. And that was when Brisiel was in NFL Europe.
The news isn’t all upbeat for the Raiders and their offensive line, though. Right offensive tackle Tony Pashos (hip) still hasn’t been cleared to practice, though he worked with a team athletic trainer on a field adjacent to the practice fields today.
Wisniewski was in a similar situation Monday, so perhaps Pashos is close to making it back on the field with the rest of his teammates, too.
Rookie offensive tackle Menelik Watson still hasn’t healed well enough from his calf injury to take part in any drills.
So, the way the Raiders lined up offensively today figures to be what they go with against the Steelers on Sunday: Khalif Barnes, Lucas Nix, Wisniewski, Brisiel and Matt McCants, from left to right. If Pashos is able to play, he’ll bump McCants from the mix.
Beyond that, the Raiders are pretty healthy, with the exception of strong safety Tyvon Branch and left offenisve tackle Jared Veldheer, two players still a ways away from returning to action.

– Linebacker Miles Burris also worked off to the side with a team trainer as he continues his inexorable march toward a return from offseason knee surgery.

– We won’t know for sure until Thursday afternoon whether Sunday’s game is a sellout. However, early indications are that the game will sell out in advance of the league deadline and be televised locally.

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  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnnie_Lee_Higgins RaiderRockstar

    Pryor says we have to take away the ball and take care of the football, in order to win games

  • Just Fire Baby

    Will improve the pass protection more than drafting a 1st round pick at tackle or whatever.

  • AutumnThunderstorm

    Free Food!

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnnie_Lee_Higgins RaiderRockstar

    lol, vegas

  • the electrifying dr robert

    I like the promise to return. Still can’t accept defeat in the civil war.

  • the electrifying dr robert

    Brilliant

  • Just Fire Baby

    I got a chuckle out of it myself…….

  • hwnrdr

    Where?

  • VanHeathen30

    The o line that started against KC my be the worst since the return to Oakland, the unit that started the 2nd half was the worst ever…

  • Nick Gancayco

    Qbs playing against the jags arent great bets as u would think. They have done “decent” against the pass but more because they are losing by a lot by the time mid 3rd quarter hits so teams mostly just run on them to get out of town. Teams dont realy try to pump up stats an embarrass teams…except the pats, 9ers, Nd seahawks… Other than that most teams have respect

  • PlunkforHOF

    Hey there you are! What’s up for Sunday? RV lot or D?

  • Just Fire Baby

    Hope everyone is enjoying National Save for Retirement Week.
    I know there is some HR people in here, hope YOU PEOPLE are helping us people promote it.

  • VanHeathen30

    Maybe if we could start 5 NFL level players on that line we would have a better result also…

  • plunkhead

    DA’s visor?

  • AutumnThunderstorm

    Free Food!

  • hwnrdr

    Hey what’s up Plunk? We’ll be in Lot D.

  • The_Judge37

    Blame Carol Davis for the lack of talent on the Oline.

  • the electrifying dr robert

    The same people hate grads that hate Palmer and Flynn.

    For crying out loud. Just cuz he outplayed Russell and challenged Campbell.

    Grads played hard and had spirit. Why would u dislike him? Oh wait.

  • The_Judge37

    We dislike him because he’s now a Shittsburg Stooler. Is there any more reasoning needed?

  • PlunkforHOF

    Cool.. I’ll call Brien Friday and see what he’s doing. Gonna find JLofty and bring him along to meet everyone. I’m geeked man!! So is BART running again?

  • plunkhead

    Super Bruce packs a lunch. I would take him back anyday

  • RealTruRaider

    Nah, doesn’t matter to me either way, if its a good sign or bad. Him saying what he said made me think about posting this, he thinks we will welcome him back, but he is the enemy now, so he may be surprised

  • R8erEduc8er

    Pryor “played hard and had spirit. Why would u dislike him? Oh wait.”

  • plunkhead

    I am all for National retirement Week.

  • hwnrdr

    Yes they are…resolved their “problem” yesterday! But cool….it would be good meeting JLofty and seeing you again bro!

  • plunkhead

    I wish you a great time.

  • PlunkforHOF

    See you Sunday!

  • RealTruRaider

    I don’t dislike grads, he is a Steeler now so I don’t like him, he wasn’t nothing special but he had his moments and I liked Bruce Almighty’s fire

  • plunkhead

    Not bad for a Buckeye

  • HGDaddy

    Scott Bair ‏@BairCSN
    Tom House visited Pryor in Bay Area during the bye. TP2 spent two days with Olson, and then worked mechanics (esp. balance) with House.

  • PlunkforHOF

    Thanks #1.. you know we will. Gonna bring some tree for my friends to taste.

  • RealTruRaider

    Exactly!

  • _Mista_

    Melenik Watson has played what 2 quarters off pre-season football so far?

  • The_Judge37

    Did anyone ask Pryor about his Playclock problems?

  • R8derdiehard

    Lmao for real

  • the electrifying dr robert

    I don’t cheer according to skin color.

    And I don’t dislike Pryor. I wouldn’t boo him.

  • R8derdiehard

    Love this he uses 2 of his days off to work on his craft leading by example Pryor is a stud hope he keeps getting better and shuts the haters(dr princess) up!!

  • HGDaddy

    Christopher Hansen ‏@ChrisHansenNFL
    Pryor worked with Tom House in bay area over bye. Worked on balance, loading throws.

    Pryor has bad habit of throwing flat-footed. I can see why House wants to get him to shift his weight around.

  • GotNext

    I liked Grads and Palmer, but did hate Flynn. So there’s that.

  • R8derdiehard

    I don’t think so but they should have that was rediculous

  • R8erEduc8er

    Who mentioned skin color? And the way you talk about Pryor on this blog is worst than booing him.

    But I’m not one of those guys who likes to go back and forth with you on Pryor so I have nothing further…

  • plunkhead

    Or his jumpshot?

  • The_Judge37

    I don’t mind his Jumpshot, it’s his Fadeaway that kills me.

  • plunkhead

    Gronk is a pimp. He is gonna host a football 101 clinic at Harvard for women and it starts with cocktails.
    You have to admire a man that makes such a sacrifice

  • RediaR

    I’m not a fan of his dribbling.

  • The_Judge37

    He’s gonna catch himself another “Infection” in no time.

  • Guest

    Lol The life of a young professional athlete…must be nice!

  • R8erEduc8er

    The life of a young professional athlete lol…must be nice!

  • Jayhawk_Raider

    No more project lineman!

  • plunkhead

    His nickname should be the professor