The Oakland Raiders will be without running backs Darren
McFadden (ankle) and Mike Goodson (ankle) and defensive lineman Richard Seymour
(knee/hamstring) when they take on the New Orleans Saints today, while wide
receiver Darius Heyward-Bey (hamstring) and safety Tyvon Branch (neck) are
questionable to play, according to the team’s injury report.
McFadden and Goodson both missed practice all week as they
continued to sport walking boots following their diagnosis of high ankle
sprains. Without McFadden and Goodson, Oakland is once again expected to depend
on fullback Marcel Reece.
Seymour was also unable to practice and will miss another
week of action due to his knee injury. Heyward-Bey’s injured hamstring has him
considered as a game-time decision, while offensive lineman Khalif Barnes
(groin), defensive back Matt Giordano (concussion), kicker Sebastian Janikowski
(groin) and tight ends Richard Gordon (hamstring) and Brandon Myers
(shoulder/concussion) are all probable to play.
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