Raiders injury report: Giordano, Myers upgraded

Raiders injury report: Giordano, Myers upgraded
November 16, 2012, 1:45 am
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While free safety Matt Giordano and tight end Brandon Myers were both upgraded on the Raiders' injury report, Giordano from not practicing to limited and Myers from limited to full, receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was downgraded as the hamstring he strained in practice Wednesday kept him out of practice 24 hours later.Running backs Mike Goodson and Darren McFadden and defensive tackle Richard Seymour, none of whom played at Baltimore last weekend, all missed practice as did strong safety Tyvon Branch.Right tackle Khalif Barnes, though, appears ready to reassume his starting job.Following, then, is the Raiders' injury report for Thursday as they prepare for Sunday's home game against New Orleans:Did not participate -- SS Tyvon Branch (neck), RB Mike Goodson (right ankle), WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (hamstring), RB Darren McFadden (ankle), DT Richard Seymour (kneehamstring).Limited participation in practice -- FS Matt Giordano (concussion), TE Richard Gordon (hamstring), PK Sebastian Janikowski (left groin), Full participation in practice -- RT Khalif Barnes (groin),TE Brandon Myers (shoulderconcussion), FB Marcel Reece (hamstring).