Raiders-Chiefs notes: Bush makes most of chance

Raiders-Chiefs notes: Bush makes most of chance

Jan. 3, 2011

Paul Gutierrez

KANSAS CITY Michael Bush made the most of his opportunity in theRaiders 31-10 beatdown of Kansas City at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday,rushing for a game-high 137 yards on 25 carries with Darren McFaddeninactive with turf toe.

The line did a great job, said Bush, who also had a 26-yard touchdownrun in the third quarter. We came in this week knowing we were goingto run the ball against them. Everybody executed according to plan.

It was more than a familiar game for Bush, who rushed for 177 yards andtwo touchdowns in the 2008 season finale at Tampa Bay. It was astatement game. Bushs contract is up and depending upon a new CBA, hecould be an unrestricted free agent. Or restricted. Either way, heprobably made a lot of money against the Chiefs.
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With 10 penalties for 77 yards, the Raiders set a new franchise recordfor penalty yardage in a season, the 1,276 yards eclipsing the 1,274they had in a 14-game season in 1969.

It is the second-highest penalty yardage mark in NFL history, trailing only the 1,304 yards assessed the 1998 Chiefs.

With 148 penalties on the season, the Raiders led the NFL for a record-tying 16th time, along with Chicago.

Still, the Raiders improved to 8-3 when called for nine-or-more penalties.

The Raiders had eight sacks, with Kamerion Wimbley leading the way with three. He led the team with nine on the season.

As a team, the Raiders had 47 sacks, second in the NFL and one behindPittsburghs total. Oakland, did, however, have more sacks than the NewYork Giants, a source of pride for defensive line coach Mike Waufle,who came back to Oakland from the Meadowlands this season.

STATS: NFL sack leaders

Pending a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, a sampling of Raiderswho may have played their final game for Oakland, pending their freeagent status Bush, Nnamdi Asomugha, Richard Seymour, Robert Gallery,Zach Miller, Michael Huff, Thomas Howard, Stanford Routt, JohnHenderson, Mario Henderson and Johnnie Lee Higgins.

I want to be here, Huff said. This is home. I want to see this thingturned around so Im sure everything will be worked out and Ill beback here.

With the CBA, we still dont know whats going to happen but Im planning on being here. This is where I want to be.

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The Raiders harassed playoff-bound quarterback Matt Cassel into a 19.1passer rating as he completed just 11 of 33 passes for 115 yards withtwo interceptions.

The quarterback was spooked, said defensive tackle Tommy Kelly. Hewas running away when no one was even in the pocket. I was telling(Chiefs guard) Brian Waters, You need to take him out of the game,man.

He was rattled, bad. It was ugly.

A quick look at next seasons opponents, based on the 8-8 Raiders third-place finish and resultant schedule:

Home San Diego, Denver, Kansas City, New York Jets, New England, Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland.
Road San Diego, Denver, Kansas City, Miami, Buffalo, Green Bay, Minnesota, Houston.

Report: Browns have preliminary extension talks with Pryor

Report: Browns have preliminary extension talks with Pryor

Despite the team's overall struggles, fifth-year pro Terrelle Pryor is finding himself in Cleveland.

With his rushing, receiving and even passing contributions, his stock has quickly risen under the Hue Jackson regime. 

The Browns have been impressed enough where they've reportedly had preliminary contract extension talks with Pryor, according to Mary Kay Cabot of

Pryor, 27, is set to be an unrestricted free agent after this season.

The 2016 season, a breakout one for the 6-foot-6 athletic phenom, marks his second in Cleveland. 

Pryor was originally drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the third round of the 2011 NFL Supplemental Draft.  

He started 10 games for the Raiders at quarterback, compiling a 3-7 record, while tossing nine touchdowns to 12 interceptions. 

He was traded away after three largely unsuccessful seasons. 

In Cleveland this year, Pryor is 5-of-9 passing with 44 yards, has 21 rushing yards and a touchdown on eight attempts, and has a 33 receptions on 59 targets for a whopping 477 yards and three touchdowns. 

Injury report: RB Murray questionable, in line to play Sunday

Injury report: RB Murray questionable, in line to play Sunday

ALAMEDA – The Raiders should get Latavius Murray back in time to play the Jacksonville Jaguars.

That’s good news for the running game and the entire Raiders roster, which is surprisingly healthy at this point in the season.

Murray was listed as questionable on Friday’s official injury report but, barring a setback, is expected to play after missing two games with turf toe.

Murray was limited the entire week, but his return to football activity was a productive period.

“I thought he had a good week of practice,” Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said. “It was nice to have him back.”

Menelik Watson also returned this week, but was limited in each practice and deemed questionable for the game. He may be healthy enough to be active, but it’s uncertain whether he or Austin Howard will start at right tackle.

There are several examples of the Raiders bringing returners back slowly this season. They could make Watson an emergency option behind Howard in hopes of giving him another week to get back in the swing of things.

While there are key players on injured reserve, there was near-perfect attendance for Friday’s walk-thru practice before the team left for Jacksonville.

Brynden Trawick returned for this light session after missing two heavier days, though offensive tackle Vadal Alexander was considered a non-participant.

Raiders Status Report

OL Vadal Alexander (ankle)
RB Latavius Murray (toe), OL Rodney Hudson (knee), OL Gabe Jackson (knee), RB Taiwan Jones (knee), OT Menelik Watson (calf), OL Jon Feliciano (calf), S Brynden Trawick (shoulder)

Jaguars Status Report

OT Kelvin Beachum (knee), DL Jared Odrick (hip), TE Neal Sterling (foot), TE Julius Thomas (ankle)

NOTE: Jacksonville’s CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring), S Johnathan Cyprien (calf), S Tashaun Gipson (knee), RB Corey Grant (toe), WR Rashad Greene (Achilles), WR Allen Hurns (shoulder), DT Abry Jones (hamstring), G Brandon Linder (foot), DT Sen’Derrick Marks (knee) and OT Jeremy Parnell (hip) did not receive an injury designation, meaning they will play.