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McFadden at practice today, as are recent signees

Running back Darren McFadden is on the practice field today, as expected, as he attempts to bounce back from an ankle injury that sidelined him the past two games.
McFadden has missed most or all of the past seven games with hamstring and ankle injuries. He rushed twice in the Eagles game and five times against the Cowboys for his lone action the past seven games.
With McFadden back in the mix, the Raiders suddenly have a crowded backfield. Rashad Jennings, Marcel Reece and Taiwan Jones — he’s still working as a running back after converting from cornerback — all are healthy and itching for touches.
It’s likely that Jennings and Reece will handle the bulk of the workload, given their production during McFadden’s absence and how much the coaching staff values their versatility.

– In other news, the Raiders signed outside linebacker Sam Montgomery, defensive back Johnny Adams and safety Kyle McCarthy and placed them on their practice squad.
The Houston Texans selected Montgomery in the third round of the 2013 NFL draft. He got released in late October, reportedly for an off-field transgression the night before a game.
Montgomery played collegiately at Louisiana State, where he amassed 32.5 tackles for loss and 19.0 sacks. It’s interesting that it took two months or so for another team to sign Montgomery.
Montgomery is wearing No. 57, McCarthy No. 38 and Adams No. 36.

– Defensive tackle Vance Walker is not at practice, meaning he still hasn’t been cleared all the tests required of players that suffer concussions.
Cornerback Charles Woodson is at practice, though he isn’t wearing a helmet or participating in drills during the early portion of the proceedings.
Linebacker Miles Burris is another player that is on the field but not taking part in drills. He is battling an ankle sprain that he suffered against the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday.

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  • Raider O

    Fire DA and his staff!!

  • HELLSBELLS

    Hooray

  • HELLSBELLS

    Thats your babys daddy.

  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    PS for Montgomery, wonder if he will be active any of the next 2 games.
    Cork’s prediction of big in season cuts has turned to poo-poo

  • the authoritative dr robert

    Gee I was asking for Montgomery a month ago.

    Maybe these guys should just listen to me.

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    And Grimmace

  • HELLSBELLS

    Kid was above average at LSU.

  • the authoritative dr robert

    McCarthy is a former Notre dame player I know a lot about. Solid and gritty. Similar I suppose to giordano.

  • JLofty

    McFragile is dead to me. Moved on…

  • JLofty

    So slow and lacking in football speed/talent? Poor tackler?

  • VanHeathen30

    Cookie reacting to getting Wilson getting swooped off of the PS?

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    If DMac plays, the line ought to lie down.

  • HELLSBELLS

    Thats what they normally do.

  • MEX_GHOST

    He looks less fool with this??

  • the authoritative dr robert

    Limited athletically but pretty aware and a good tackler.

    Fringe player.

  • HELLSBELLS

    Why does he look like a fool? Would be more worried if I was A Titans fan.

  • the authoritative dr robert

    Cork modified that to IR moves being the same.

    But I want to see Montgomery.

  • RaidingTexas

    Well he has to make it to the 53-man first.

  • MEX_GHOST

    The most people here said RM is a fool for losing Wilson.

  • RaidingTexas

    And have TP carry their bags away.

  • VanHeathen30

    If DMac really is a favorite of Marks, maybe this last injury plagued season will end the bromance…

  • plunkhead

    I don’t recall seeing this #meddlesome
    raiders Beat ‏@RaidersBeat 15 Dec

    Terrelle Pryor isn’t devoid of support in the locker room, and MD is enamored with him. My guess is each will get a start to close out.

  • Dakota

    Great, now we have a chance to win….blow our draft position.

  • Dakota

    Dennis Allen step down yet?

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    Can’t have McLovin do it he’d throw them to a competing airline

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    “we’ve improved”…Don’t worry Cork says Grimmace is safe. He also has confidence in Denise. The 55 point beatdowns are Al’s fault too. Much the same reason Grimmace can’t draft

  • Jayhawk_Raider

    You think DMC playing gives us a better chance of winning?

  • JOn Wooah

    I told you guys yesterday to look out for the name Blake Bortles.. now today it hits the airwaves, espn, peter Queen. He will be the top Qb and number 1 on the board.

    Most mocks have him going to the Raiders.. I would take him or Johnny Foozeball. IF not get sammy watkins.

    STAY away from CLOWNEY.. he has the whole ROMAC vibe to him.. just gonna get the money and coast. he kinda scares me more then Jonny Football. At least football is a “gamer” Plus Clwoney come from the South ..and he probaly wants nothing to do with west coast team. IMO

  • JOn Wooah

    MOntemery is an interesting signee.. should have signed him a few weeks ago. Most most teams are stashing players for next year.. I think they will let him play the last week of season.

  • R8erEduc8er

    Cork, I thought I asked you weeks ago to stop with the McFadden updates? It’s unnecessary.

  • R8erEduc8er

    That’s how I’d like to see it. McG week 16, TP week 17.

  • Mike_Trail

    Reminds me of a game in H.S–our QB was being an a-hole all week and for 1 play the line just turnstiled and he got crushed. It was hilarious. Taught him a lesson that’s for sure.

  • Mike_Trail

    Yep, walked the plank in my mind the first time he got hurt this year. LisFranc ruined his career as well as Jacoby Fords…Hell It ended Schaubs too…

  • R8erEduc8er

    Give me Watkins, Barr, or Clowney in rd 1.

  • JOn Wooah

    Vic
    Tafur ‏@VicTafur
    9s

    Just thinking about #Raiders win in S.D. in 2011. National TV. Palmer, Bush, Moore front 7 played well. First place. Seems like forever ago

    ———————–
    Vic hue still has a few fans here.. Im one of them 8-8 is superbowl comapred to what the Raiders are now… Reggie should have given him a chance to get his defense going and his Staff. Terrible.

  • R8erEduc8er

    Agreed.

  • 2romes

    Pryor beat the Chargers so if I had it my way I want to see Pryor week 16, MCG week 17. If they are going to play Pryor anymore this year.

  • R8erEduc8er

    That game was my last Raider “high”.

  • kenchun24

    Yup…that Thursday Night Game on NFL Network was awesome..Palmer and D. Moore in sync…Bush running roughshot via rush/screen game…fake punt pass from Lechler.

    Then crapped the bed next week vs. Tebow and the Broncs at home.

  • R8erEduc8er

    I’d like to see if McG can beat SD and would like TP to get another chance to beat Denver. May be TP’s (and Allen’s) farewell game.

  • bcz24

    How come it is such a huge deal that Hue was fired at 8-8, when no one ever mentions Cable getting canned for the same thing. By your logic Hue should have never even had a shot at HC

  • R8erEduc8er

    Many think Hue was the reason for Cable’s “success”.

  • VanHeathen30

    That was about as good as that team played that season, seems like a lifetime ago since that game and this miserable season…

  • 2romes

    I really liked Cable and thought earned another go at it. It was the a Cable and Al altercation the broke up the marriage.

  • 2romes

    It does seem really long.

  • RaidingTexas

    Some think Huebris sabotaged a few games to ensure Cable was shown the door and pave his own path to HC.

  • AutumnThunderstorm

    If Wilson shines in Tennessee, then that is an indictment on Allen that he can’t develop a QB.

    Wilson no big deal though, we traded back to draft him.

  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    Palmer was gushing after the game how awesome Moore could be.
    That was also basically the end of Jacoby Ford. Caught a deep pass, pulled up lame, never played again until week 17, met Lis the next preseason….donzo.

  • AutumnThunderstorm

    Clowney if we are drafting in the top three positions.

    If we lose Vehldeer, we could end up drafting Matthews.

    Bortles, Bridgewater, Carr, Watkins, Barr, Mack if drafting outside the top five.

  • 2romes

    Also, Coach Cable did have two year at the HC job. The first year I was not to fond of but with Hue the second year showed lots of promise.