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Raiders starting C Stefen Wisniewski hasn't practiced or played since injuring a calf in the exhibition opener against Dallas, and he's in serious jeopardy of missing Saturday's game against Detroit. Wisniewski missed the entire offseason program while recovering from shoulder surgery. He has changed positions, moving from left guard to center, and is also learning a new offense and blocking scheme. Raiders coach Dennis Allen is concerned about the amount of time he has missed in camp. He needs to get the reps, Allen said after practice Tuesday. You don't just show up and play, so every day he's not out here he's a little bit farther behind. He's been keeping up mentally, as far as taking the mental reps and in the meetings, but it's hard to replace those physical reps you get here and in games. Allen has no specific deadline for when Wisniewski needs to return to practice to be ready to start in the Sept. 10 opener but he hinted that Wisniewski can't miss too much more time. Source: CBS Sports
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Stefen Wisniewski has a tough enough adjustment in his second year in the NFL after having changed positions and blocking systems with the Oakland Raiders.
Injuries that are keeping him off the practice field are only making that job more difficult.
After missing all offseason workouts while recovering from shoulder surgery, Wisniewski has now been sidelined more than a week with...
After practice today, the Oakland Raiders brought-in former Patriots defensive end Andre Carter for a workout. Currently a free agent, Carter is coming off a season-ending quadriceps injury. The Raiders are presumably looking to bolster depth on their defensive line after two so-so performances by the second and third-team defensive ends. Last season, Andre Carter [...]
On friday night, the Oakland Raiders flew down to Arizona to face the Cardinals as part of week 2 of the 2012 NFL pre season. At this time of the year, coaches aren’t really looking for a win or loss, but rather paying attention to players’ individual performances, as they prepare for the beginning of [...]
As the Oakland Raiders prepare to play the Detroit Lions, quarterback Carson Palmer is not concerned about the offensive production of the first team thus far in preseason. The Raiders first team offense has yet to put a touchdown on the board while they have turned the ball over several times.
“Obviously we haven’t done what we expected to do,” Palmer said. “But...
Oakland Raiders backup quarterback Matt Leinart is OK to play after injuring the index finger on his non-throwing hand but still might be held out of Saturday's game against the Detroit Lions.
Leinart, who received stitches in his finger after being knocked out by an illegal hit by Arizona's Ricky Lumpkin last week, attended practice Wednesday but did not participate in...
For seven years quarterback Carson Palmer played the straight-laced family man to Chad Johnson’s nutty free spirit in their rendition of the comedy The Odd Couple. If you looked closely during their heyday Palmer was in on more than a couple of Johnson’s showboating antics and pranks.
So it’s no surprise that Palmer harbors no ill-will towards him and in fact supports him...
Oakland Raiders Pro Bowl punter Shane Lechler was activated from the non-football injury list. Lechler returned to practice Monday. Lechler underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on his left knee prior to training camp. Source: Scout.com Attached Thumbnails
With each team having played two games so far, we’ve all had a decent look at all four teams in the AFC West this preseason. Some teams and players have impressed, while others have floundered. Preseason records mean little, but you like to see that your team knows how to close out a game and [...]
There is no question that, when healthy, Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden is one of the more explosive players in the National Football League, McFadden has averaged nearly five yards per carry (5.3 yards per carry over the last two seasons) and over 10 yards per reception during his career. The problem is that the No. 4 overall draft pick of the 2008 NFL Draft has not...
Raiders defensive tackle Richard Seymour, who has been slowed by sore knees through much of camp, missed practice again Wednesday. Seymour played Friday night at Arizona but hasn't practiced since then. He missed the exhibition opener against Dallas, but Raiders coach Dennis Allen said the plan is for Seymour to play Saturday against Detroit. It's not an injury, Allen...
The departure of Michael Bush to the Chicago Bears was welcome news for Darren McFadden owners looking for the former Arkansas star to be the goal line back for the Raiders in 2012.
That assumption appears to be true, as offensive coordinator Gregg Knapp told reporters today he wants McFadden to handle short yardage and goal line carries.
As reported by Vic Tafur of the San Francsico...
Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer isn't losing sleep over the statistics he has compiled through two preseason games Jerry McDonald of Bayareanewsgroup reports. Palmer is 16 of 30 for 140 yards, a 53.3 completion percentage with no touchdown passes and two interceptions for a passer rating of 38.2, Palmer, while not defending his interceptions and conceding to some errors within...
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I know it sounds insane for the Oakland Raiders to make a play at Maurice Jones-Drew who is in a contract dispute with the Jacksonville Jaguars over money, but the Raiders backfield is lacking behind Darren McFadden. Injury issues with Taiwan Jones and Mike Goodson are not the type of things you want to hear [...]
Bears backup running back Michael Bush, signed this offseason after spending his first four years with the Oakland Raiders, is adjusting to both a new locker room and a new playbook.