Next step -- who will run the Raiders?


Next step -- who will run the Raiders?

HOUSTON -- Two days after the passing of Al Davis, questions are beginning to swirl about who will assume the power vacuum atop the Raiders' day-to-day football operations.Logically, the assumption is that the decision-making power falls to Davis' son Mark, who was with the team in Houston on Friday, flew back to Oakland Saturday morning after word broke of his father's death, and was back at Reliant Stadium in time for the Raiders' emotional 25-20 defeat of the Texans.

First-year coach Hue Jackson was asked after the game if he had spoken with the younger Davis yet about the organization's daily football operations would now be run."No, I haven't talked with him and I'm not really concerned about that," Jackson said. "I'm more concerned with today and what we were doing. I'm sure we'll all get together and make the right decisions, but that's not of any worry right now."Right now, we're Raiders and this team is still run by Coach Davis and his family and that's the way it's going to be."Mark Davis and Raiders CEO Amy Trask reportedly have a list of candidates for director of football operations andor general manager.Davis was on the sidelines before the game, exchanging pleasantries with players and again in the Raiders' victorious postgame locker room.

Broncos RB Anderson undergoing knee surgery


Broncos RB Anderson undergoing knee surgery

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Broncos running back C.J. Anderson will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Thursday and that the extent of the damage will determine how long he's out.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't addressed specifics of Anderson's knee injury while awaiting medical reports.

Earlier Thursday, Anderson disputed a report that he had told people close to him that he was done for the season.

Anderson was injured on an 11-yard run Monday night against Houston but returned to the game and ran 14 more times for 84 yards and a TD, finishing with 107 yards in his best performance of the season.

Injury report: Taiwan Jones returns to Raiders practice

Injury report: Taiwan Jones returns to Raiders practice

SARASOTA, Fla. – Raiders special teams standout Taiwan Jones watched Wednesday’s practice from the bleachers. On Thursday, he got back on the field.

Jones was limited in a practice conducted at the IMG Academy, a sign that he’s close to full health after missing a game with a knee injury.

The Raiders were without their best cover men in Jacksonville, with Jones and Brynden Trawick sidelined with injury. It’s possible that both are back to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

Trawick has been limited in practice this week. So were rehabbing offensive linemen Menelik Watson (calf) and Vadal Alexander (ankle). The Raiders hope to have one or both of them available in Tampa Bay. Austin Howard has started the last two games at right tackle.

The Raiders brought Mario Edwards Jr. out to Florida, though he hasn’t been formally cleared to practice.

Tampa Bay is still working without running back Doug Martin, who has been sidelined with a hamstring strain.

Raiders participation report
Did not practice:
DT Stacy McGee (knee)
Limited participation: RB Taiwan Jones (knee), Vadal Alexander (ankle), S Brynden Trawick (shoulder) OT Menelik Watson (calf), WR Andre Holmes (hip)

Buccaneers participation report
Did not practice:
RB Doug Martin (hamstring)
Limited participation: DE Robert Ayers (ankle), C Joe Hawley (ankle), DT Clinton McDonald (hamstring), DL Gerald McCoy (calf)