Practice 16: Raiders banged up after daunting stretch

Practice 16: Raiders banged up after daunting stretch
August 17, 2014, 7:45 pm



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We’ll start kind of going through a little bit of a dress rehearsal for Green Bay, get more into a game week type of mode this week
Raiders head coach Dennis Allen

ALAMEDA – The Raiders recently completed a grueling eight-day stretch that included a pair of preseason games and two intensely physical joint practices with the Dallas Cowboys.

As you’d expect, the Silver and Black emerged with bumps and bruises.

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Sunday’s practice featured the longest injury list of the Raiders preseason, and fullback Marcel Reece joined it early in the afternoon session with a right foot injury that stopped his workout short.

The same thing happened to receiver Brice Butler, who left with an undisclosed ailment.

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Cornerback Chimdi Chekwa missed another practice. Head coach Dennis Allen said he could be out the rest of the preseason. Taiwan Jones might be on a similar timeline after Allen said he was holding the special teams ace out to get him healthy for the regular season.

The positive news: No injuries save tight end Nick Kasa's knee seem long-term.

Several might miss Friday’s game against the Green Bay Packers, which will be as close to a regular-season game as they’ll get.

“We’ll start kind of going through a little bit of a dress rehearsal for Green Bay, get more into a game week type of mode this week. It’ll be a great challenge this week against the Packers, going up there to their place. They’re impressive on defense. They’re high-powered on offense, so it’ll be a challenge for us.”

Some other notes from Raiders practice:

-- Rookie quarterback Derek Carr did not participate on Sunday. He has not passed each stage of the NFL’s protocol on concussions.

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-- Raiders general manager participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge – a viral phenomenon designed to increase donations to help fight ALS – after receiving a challenge from Broncos president John Elway.

-- The Raiders signed free agent tight end Kyle Auffray on Sunday. The Raiders are thins at that spot after losing David Ausberry and Nick Kasa to knee injuries of varying degrees. Kicker Kevin Goessling was released in a corresponding move.

-- Quarterback Matt Schaub was intercepted twice on Sunday. The first came safety Charles Woodson jumped a route, tipped it straight up with one hand and rookie TJ Carrie swooped in and grabbed it. The second came on an ill-advised throw intercepted by strong safety Tyvon Branch.

-- Branch did not miss a practice after suffering a minor ankle injury in Friday’s exhibition against Detroit.

-- Receiver Andre Holmes was a starter 10 days ago on the team’s first depth chart, but played with the second and third units in Friday’s exhibition. That continued Sunday, when he did not practice with the starters.

-- Denarius Moore and James Jones have received more first-team reps in recent days.

Participation report:
Returned to practice:
S Usama Young (quad), CB Nieko Thorpe (undisclosed)
Did not practice: QB Derek Carr (concussion), OT Matt McCants (concussion), TE Scott Simonson, CB Chimdi Chekwa (knee), CB Taiwan Jones (undisclosed), WR Juron Criner (hip), TE Nick Kasa (knee), DE Justin Ellis (concussion), G Lamar Mady (ankle), TE David Ausberry (knee), CB Chimdi Chekwa (knee), S Jeremy Deering (undisclosed).
Physically unable to perform: DJ Hayden (foot), G Lucas Nix (knee)