Asomugha pulls out of Pro Bowl, Bailey replaces


Asomugha pulls out of Pro Bowl, Bailey replaces

Paul Gutierrez
CSN California HONOLULU, Hawaii Nnamdi Asomughas sprained right ankle, suffered on a freak play on Halloween when he came down awkwardly on Seattle receiver Golden Tate's foot on the sidelines, cost the Raiders cornerback two games and numerous snaps.RELATED: Asomugha, Lechler named to All-Pro team
A re-aggravation of it, incurred in the AFCs opening Pro Bowl practice on Wednesday, is costing him a chance to play in the NFLs all-star game Sunday.Asomugha pulled out of the Pro Bowl to little fanfare following practiceThursday at Kapolei High School in West Oahu and will be replaced by Denvers Champ Bailey.
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There had been no evidence of a medical issue with Asomugha in that he made it through the first two helmets-and-shorts practices, though he did exhibit a slight limp. Following todays practice, he spoke on the field at length with coach Bill Belichick and walked briskly off the field, answering a few questions from tailing reporters. Asomugha never let on he was going to pull out of the Pro Bowl. In fact, he jogged to the bus.The day before, Asomugha sat poolside at the players hotel for a revealing Q&A with and talked about his sprained ankle.It was on a fluke play, he said, one of those uncontrollable things, and then it left us in the place where were at. The injury also contributed to Asomugha missing some incentives, which voided his contact and made him a free agent.
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Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis was asked if he had been recruiting Asomugha. Stop that, Lewis said with a laugh. I cant tell you that. Lets just say we had some good conversations. Asked how good Asomugha is, Lewis smiled again.
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I think hes the best, Lewis said. When you see that kind of talent, playing that position, he reminds you of the old school. The Night Train Lanes, the Rod Woodsons, the Deion Sanders, all those guys. He just has those types of skills. Asomugha was just named All-Pro at cornerback for the second time in his career.

Report: Browns have preliminary extension talks with Pryor

Report: Browns have preliminary extension talks with Pryor

Despite the team's overall struggles, fifth-year pro Terrelle Pryor is finding himself in Cleveland.

With his rushing, receiving and even passing contributions, his stock has quickly risen under the Hue Jackson regime. 

The Browns have been impressed enough where they've reportedly had preliminary contract extension talks with Pryor, according to Mary Kay Cabot of

Pryor, 27, is set to be an unrestricted free agent after this season.

The 2016 season, a breakout one for the 6-foot-6 athletic phenom, marks his second in Cleveland. 

Pryor was originally drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the third round of the 2011 NFL Supplemental Draft.  

He started 10 games for the Raiders at quarterback, compiling a 3-7 record, while tossing nine touchdowns to 12 interceptions. 

He was traded away after three largely unsuccessful seasons. 

In Cleveland this year, Pryor is 5-of-9 passing with 44 yards, has 21 rushing yards and a touchdown on eight attempts, and has a 33 receptions on 59 targets for a whopping 477 yards and three touchdowns. 

Injury report: RB Murray questionable, in line to play Sunday

Injury report: RB Murray questionable, in line to play Sunday

ALAMEDA – The Raiders should get Latavius Murray back in time to play the Jacksonville Jaguars.

That’s good news for the running game and the entire Raiders roster, which is surprisingly healthy at this point in the season.

Murray was listed as questionable on Friday’s official injury report but, barring a setback, is expected to play after missing two games with turf toe.

Murray was limited the entire week, but his return to football activity was a productive period.

“I thought he had a good week of practice,” Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said. “It was nice to have him back.”

Menelik Watson also returned this week, but was limited in each practice and deemed questionable for the game. He may be healthy enough to be active, but it’s uncertain whether he or Austin Howard will start at right tackle.

There are several examples of the Raiders bringing returners back slowly this season. They could make Watson an emergency option behind Howard in hopes of giving him another week to get back in the swing of things.

While there are key players on injured reserve, there was near-perfect attendance for Friday’s walk-thru practice before the team left for Jacksonville.

Brynden Trawick returned for this light session after missing two heavier days, though offensive tackle Vadal Alexander was considered a non-participant.

Raiders Status Report

OL Vadal Alexander (ankle)
RB Latavius Murray (toe), OL Rodney Hudson (knee), OL Gabe Jackson (knee), RB Taiwan Jones (knee), OT Menelik Watson (calf), OL Jon Feliciano (calf), S Brynden Trawick (shoulder)

Jaguars Status Report

OT Kelvin Beachum (knee), DL Jared Odrick (hip), TE Neal Sterling (foot), TE Julius Thomas (ankle)

NOTE: Jacksonville’s CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring), S Johnathan Cyprien (calf), S Tashaun Gipson (knee), RB Corey Grant (toe), WR Rashad Greene (Achilles), WR Allen Hurns (shoulder), DT Abry Jones (hamstring), G Brandon Linder (foot), DT Sen’Derrick Marks (knee) and OT Jeremy Parnell (hip) did not receive an injury designation, meaning they will play.