Early practice notes -- no McFadden

November 2, 2011, 6:41 pm
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ALAMEDA -- While the Raiders have yet to announce any corresponding roster moves for the signing of receiver T.J Houshmandzadeh on Tuesday, receiver Derek Hagan was not on the field at the start of practice Wednesday.CSNCalifornia.com reported late Tuesday night that Hagan had been waived to make room on the Raiders' 53-man roster for Houshmandzadeh, who was wearing No. 84.RELATED: Source -- Raiders waive WR Hagen to make room for Houshmandzadeh
Also, cornerback Chris Johnson, who has not played since Week 3 with hamstring and groin issues and might be headed to season-ending Injured Reserve, was not seen.Nor was running back Darren McFadden, who suffered a sprained right foot in the Raiders' 28-0 loss to Kansas City on Oct. 23, was not seen on the field either, giving credence to the notion that he may be given the week off to rest for the following short week -- a Thursday night game at San Diego on Nov. 10.Rookie cornerback Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring) was working with a trainer on a side field while middle linebacker Rolando McClain (ankle) and placekicker Sebastian Janikowski (hamstring) were observers during the media window portion of practice.Tight end Kevin Boss (concussion) and fullback Marcel Reece (ankle) were both in full pads and practicing, however.