By Steve Corkran
Monday, November 25th, 2013 at 5:39 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Running back Darren McFadden, tight end Mychal Rivera and cornerback Mike Jenkins are at practice tonight, though it’s anyone’s guess right now as to how much they’re able to do.
McFadden at least is moving around during the early portion of practice, while Jenkins and Rivera are standing on the side, watching. The fact that this is a light practice also makes it difficult to tell who’s full go, who’s limited and who’s in shut-down mode.
We’ll know more once the Raiders put out an official injury report, which they are required to do because it’s within four days of their next game.
Players will be available for media interviews at the conclusion of practice in about an hour.
Also of note, quarterback Matt McGloin worked on holding for kicks on a field off to the side. This, no doubt, is in response to kicker Sebastian Janikowski’s season-long struggles with his consistency.
Janikowski missed from 32 and 48 yards against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. He has missed seven field-goal attempts this season, which matches his misses from 2011-12 combined.
Deposed quarterback Matt Flynn got in some work as a holder earlier this season after Janikowski got off to a rocky start. Before long, things seemed fine with first-time holder Marquette King and Janikowski. Now, it appears as if special teams coordinator Bobby April is open to making a change.
More on that later. For now, it’s just something to file away as noteworthy.
Wide receiver Denarius Moore (shoulder), linebacker Kevin Burnett (quadriceps) and strong safety Tyvon Branch (ankle) aren’t at practice. Moore missed the Titans game. Burnett suffered his injury late in the Titans game. Branch hasn’t played since Sept. 15.