ALAMEDA -- The Raiders emerged from Sunday's 26-16 defeat of Kansas City "a little bit banged up" physically, according to coach Dennis Allen.Backup running backkickoff returner Mike Goodson has a "turf toe" injury and center Stefen Wisniewski, who missed all of the offseason activities recovering from shoulder surgery and most of the preseason with a strained calf, has an ankle issue.Also, backup linebacker Keenan Clayton has a shoulder injury."I'm hopeful that it's not going to cause any of them to miss any game time," Allen said in his Monday media conference. "But we'll see how practice goes this week."Cornerback Ron Bartell, on the designated-to-return injured list after suffering a fractured shoulder blade in the season opener, is eligible to return to practice Wednesday."He will practice," Allen said. "At least, that's the anticipation as of today."No limitations that Im really aware of. Well get him out there. The only limitation that I see is just his physical conditioning as far as being ready to practice football for any significant length of time."Bartell is not eligible to play in a game, though, until Nov. 11, at Baltimore.The clock on the Raiders having to make a decision on PUP-listed linebacker Aaron Curry, meanwhile, continues to tick. Oakland has until Nov. 7 to decide whether to activate, waive or place him on Injured Reserve.Allen said the Raiders contemplated activating him for the Chiefs game this past weekend."The thing that we have to consider is its not just about activating Curry but somebody else has to come off the roster," Allen said. "Its not as simple a decision as it might seem."Well practice him again this week and see where we are at the end of the week."The NFL trade deadline has been pushed back 48 hours to 1 p.m. PT Thursday in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Do the Raiders figure to be active?"Well, well look and see whats out there," Allen said. "Were not going to close all our doors to anything that might be available. But, who knows what could happen over the next couple of days?"Asked if he was pleased with his roster as it stands, Allen said, "Yes."But really, what would you expect him to say?The feeling here is the Raiders stand pat, unless it's to make a very minor move as the aggressor, or some team wants to take on one of their monster contracts.
Raiders notes: Goodson, Wisniewski 'banged up'
October 29, 2012, 10:02 pm