Found November 25, 2011 on
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey practiced without pain five days after injuring his neck and spine and suffering a concussion while being tackled by Minnesota linebacker E.J. Henderson.
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Sebastian Janikowski – who has been hampered with a hamstring injury – seems to be coming around, according to Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson.
Report from CSN Bay Area:
Placekicker Sebastian Janikowski not appearing on the injury report is a good sign for the Raiders as well, considering his left hamstring has been an issue for more than a month...
A nagging foot injury could keep Darren McFadden out “a few more games.”
Fantasy Advice: At this point, McFadden owners could be without him for their playoff run with playoffs starting in Week 13 for many leagues. With the Raiders winning and Michael Bush playing at a high rate, there is no real reason why the Raiders have to rush McFadden back so soon.
Darren McFadden is not expected to play for the Oakland Raiders when they face the Chicago Bears on Sunday. McFadden, who suffered a foot injury on Oct 23 against Kansas City, has not played since then and might need another week or so before he can return, according to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network. That means another start for Michael Bush at running back for the Raiders,...
In a bit of gamesmanship, Lovie Smith, who has the luxury that is Devin Hester, recently extolled the virtues of kicking to punt returners. Smith's efforts to goad Oakland into kicking to the NFL-record holder in punt-return touchdowns (12) might work -- if it were up to the Raiders on the punt-coverage team. But punter Shane Lechler has a little bigger say, being the one who...
Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden likely will miss at least a few more games while recovering from his foot injury.
It’s not often that Shane Lechler takes center stage in pregame conversations.
But with Oakland playing host to the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Lechler is certainly a key factor in how the Raiders deal with Devin Hester, the NFL’s best kick returner.
Do the Raiders punt and kick the ball to Hester and dare him to beat them? Or do they try to keep the ball away from him?
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