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The Thursday practice participation injury report for the Oakland Raiders is now in and it shows that tackle Khalif Barnes (groin) and cornerback Shawntae Spencer (foot) did not practice once for a second straight day as expected. Both players will most likely miss the week 3 game Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Cornerback Coye Francies (concussion) and linebacker Rolando McClain (ankle/concussion), who both sat out on Wednesday, were limited on Thursday. Neither have been cleared for contact after suffering concussions in their game last week. Kicker Sebastian Janikowski (groin), Read more [...]
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