Goethel among Raiders inactives

October 28, 2012, 7:06 pm
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KANSAS CITY -- Travis Goethel's balky back apparently was too much of an issue as the backup linebackerbackup long snapper was among the seven inactive Raiders players for their game against Kansas City today.Goethel missed practice on Thursday after experiencing what was described as back spasms following practice on Wednesday. Goethel missed the first eight games of his rookie season in 2010 after undergoing back surgery.Right tackle Khalif Barnes (groin) and cornerback Shawntae Spencer (right foot) were already ruled out on Friday, while running back Taiwan Jones (knee) was questionable.The rest of the Raiders inactives, then: quarterback Terrelle Pryor, offensive lineman Lucas Nix and defensive end Jack Crawford.Tight end Richard Gordon, who has been out with a strained hamstring and last played against Pittsburgh on Sept. 23, is active.