ALAMEDA -- Free safety Michael Huff has what sounds like a "30-percent rule." That is, he has to be feeling about 30 percent healthy to take the field and play.So given that he has a balky right ankle that's had him in a walking boot and out of practice this week, where does he grade himself a day before Thursday night's primetime game at San Diego?"Probably about 31 (percent)," he said Wednesday afternoon before getting on Raiders' charter flight. "So hopefully we'll be good.
"It will be (a) gametime (decision). I'll go out there Thursday before the game and work out and see how it feels."
Huff, who signed a reported four-year, 32-million deal as an unrestricted free agent to return to Oakland this season, has been banged up physically most of the year. He missed the first game of his six-year career in Week 3, against New England, with a concussion.Having such a short turnaround from Sunday, when he struggled covering the slot against Denver as the nickel cornerback, does not bode well."Yes I think it's harder for him," said Raiders coach Hue Jackson. "That's just where it is. We're not playing on Sunday, we're playing Thursday night so it'll be tough. I know he wants to and he's going to do everything he can to be out there if he can."