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As the Oakland Raiders finished their last full practice before their Monday Night Football preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys, a familiar face was in Napa. Former head coach Jon Gruden, who now announces for ESPN's Monday Night Football, was on hand to see the team practice before he calls the game. The Raiders went without pads as they prepare to see their first live action of the season.
With injury bug hitting the Raiders hard the past week, some key players returned to practice today. Strong safety Tyvon Branch was back after back spasms held him out yesterday. Defensive lineman Jack Crawford and Richard Seymour also were able to participate.
As for the players who are still out, linebacker Aaron Curry is still in Los Angeles seeing a specialist for his knee injury. Punter Shane Lechler (knee), running back Mike Goodson (neck), running back Taiwan Jones (hamstring), wide receivers Denarius Moore (hamstring) and Eddie McGee (hamstring) as well as tight end Bra...
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The Oakland Raiders went back to practice in pads after a shell session on Wednesday and a day off yesterday. As the team gets closer to the preseason opener Monday against the Dallas Cowboys, injuries continue to be an issue as well as focus and execution.
“No, it wasn’t what we expected,” Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said on Friday's practice. “I thought our...
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Oakland Raiders running back Mike Goodson says his neck is still sore after taking a hard hit that sent him to the hospital earlier in the week but is relieved there is nothing more serious wrong with him.
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Linebacker Aaron Curry, who has not practiced with the Raiders in training camp due to a knee injury, is set to see a specialist in Los Angeles as his recovery is not going as the Raiders had hoped, head coach Dennis Allen said. Curry, projected as the Raiders' starting weak-side linebacker, has been hampered by knee problems most of the offseason. Allen said Friday that Curry...
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