Raiders notes: Pryor practices -- alone

September 5, 2011, 10:19 pm
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Paul Gutierrez
CSNCalifornia.comALAMEDA -- A solitary figure wearing a red No. 6 practice jersey, Terrelle Pryor was on the practice field about 45 minutes after team practice ended, with what appeared to be a personal QB coach and an intern-type standing out in the left flat, arms outreached, waiting for passes to be thrown his way and a camera recording every moment.This is how Terrelle Pryor will get his on-field work in during his five-game suspension, so long as his appeal is denied. And with his former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel getting a six-game suspension after being hired by Indianapolis, the likelihood of Pryor's case being dismissed seems all the more unlikely.Pryor cannot practice with the team but he can attend meetings during his suspension, which lifts Oct. 10.Hagan simply "dinged" up: Receiver Derek Hagan was not on the field at the start of Monday's practice, so with roster adjustments coming, one wondered if the team's most productive preseason pass catcher had been let go.Turns out, he was nursing an undisclosed "little ding," said coach Hue Jackson."But he'll be fine," Jackson said. "I guarantee you. He'll be ready."RELATED: Raiders cut RB Bennett, re-sign S Giordano
Hagan caught a team-high 12 passes this exhibition season for 224 yards and a touchdown."Very minor," Hagan said, when describing his injury. "Yep, definitely very minor. I'll be ready to go come Wednesday and I'm looking forward to Monday next week."It's nothing too bad, nothing serious. Like I said, I'll definitely be ready to go and come Wednesday, (I'll) be out there running full speed."McFadden's tinted view: Running back Darren McFadden has been wearing a tinted eye visor on his helmet since returning from a fractured lower left eye orbital the last week of training camp in Napa. He wants to wear it in games but has to have a doctor's recommendation to the league to use one with tint. McFadden has yet to ask the NFL for permission, though."I just feel comfortable with it," he said. "It's a nice look."Slump busters?: The Raiders have lost 11 straight primetime games, dating back to the Ronald Curry-catch-in-the-back-of-the-Denver-end-zone game on Nov. 28, 2004. They have lost seven straight Monday Night Football games, dating to Dec. 2, 2002 against the New York Jets."Don't tell me that," rookie coach Hue Jackson pleaded.The Raiders have also lost eight straight season openers."Just didn't get the job done," said defensive tackle Tommy Kelly, who has been in Oakland since 2004 and is now the Raiders' longest-tenured position player. "Simple as that. Ain't no use in making no excuses. Just didn't get the job done."Quote of the day: "It's like a nice piece of chicken that sitting on the plate. If you don't touch it, you won't be able to enjoy it." - Defensive tackle Tommy Kelly, on the Raiders' wealth of team speed.