Raiders center Rodney Hudson limited in practice, raising possibility he could face his former team Sunday vs. Chiefs

Oakland Raiders running back Roy Helu (26) celebrates a touchdown with center Rodney Hudson (61) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Oakland Raiders running back Roy Helu (26) celebrates a touchdown with center Rodney Hudson (61) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

ALAMEDA _ Center Rodney Hudson was a limited participant in practice Thursday, meaning it’s conceivable he could play against his former team when the Raiders host the Kansas City Chiefs.

Hudson, the prize catch among the Raiders’ free agent class, has missed two of the last three games with an ankle sprain. Initially injuring his ankle on Nov. 8 against Pittsburgh, Tony Bergstrom started the next game against the Minnesota Vikings.

When the Raiders visited the Detroit Lions, Hudson was back in the starting lineup, but he reinjured the ankle, with Bergstrom finishing up and then playing the entire game against the Tennessee Titans.

Hudson was the first strike for general manager Reggie McKenzie, signing a five-year, $44.5 million contract with a $6.9 million roster bonus with an average salary of $8.9 million.

Although the Raiders running game has struggled in recent weeks, coaches say Bergstrom has acquitted himself well in taking over for a Pro Bowl-caliber center.

Asked if the running game issues were related to Hudson’s absence, Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave said,¬† “No, I don’t think so. Tony stepped right in and has done a nice job. We felt great about when Tony’s been in there.”

Also limited in practice Thursday were running back/special teams player Taiwan Jones (knee) and cornerback Neiko Thorpe (knee). Safety Charles Woodson (shoulder) participated fully, and linebacker Neiron Ball (knee) and Keith McGill (ankle) did not participate and appear unlikely to face the Chiefs.

Thorpe was a new addition to the injury list after practicing Wednesday.



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