Quintet of Raiders miss practice

November 16, 2012, 7:24 pm
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ALAMEDA -- There were no real surprises for the Raiders at the start of practice Friday as five players who sat out Thursday were not practicing again two days before Oakland plays host to New Orleans.Running backs Darren McFadden (ankle) and Mike Goodson (ankle), defensive tackle Richard Seymour (kneehamstring) and strong safety Tyvon Branch (neck) were not on the field during the open media window portion of practice.Plus, receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, who strained a hamstring on Wednesday, was an observer.The official game status of each player will be announced by coach Dennis Allen following practice.