Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/12/12
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 Brandon Myers...
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