Chiefs vs. Raiders scene-setter

October 23, 2011, 6:18 pm
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OAKLAND -- A gorgeous day here at the Coliseum some two hours before kickoff and newly-acquired quarterback Carson Palmer was getting in some heavy work, in shorts and T-shirt, with practice squad receiver Eddie McGee, and under the watchful eye of coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Al Saunders.Still no official word on if Palmer will suit up, let alone play or even start against Kansas City today.

Interesting to see, though, middle linebacker Rolando McClain playing catch with outside linebacker Quentin Groves and throwing 20-yard spirals.As a colleague wondered with a smile, is RoMac a frustrated quarterback at heart?No sign, yet, of newly-signed placekicker Dave Rayner, who will take the place of the injured Sebastian Janikowski today as SeaBass has a strained left hamstring.Rookie QB Terrelle Pryor, though, has taken the field to warm up.An early prediction on the seven Raiders inactives: QB Jason Campbell, CB Chris Johnson, PK Janikowski, FB Marcel Reece, OL Bruce Campbell, TE David Ausberry and WR Louis Murphy.