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Raiders injury report: Myers questionable

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Raiders injury report: Myers questionable

ALAMEDA -- Here's the injury situation headed into the Raiders game in Denver.

OUT: OT Khalif Barnes (groin), CB Shawntae Spencer (foot)

DOUBTFUL: WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (concussionneck)

Had a chance to get a few words from DHB after today's practice. He said he doesn't remember anything about the hit Steelers safety Ryan Munday put on him in the end zone in the fourth quarter on Sunday. He does remember coming to consciousness sometime when he was on the cart being led back to the locker room. You'll remember that he had the presence of mind to raise his arm to the Raider Nation when he was being carted off, the universal signal for "I'm all right."

RELATED: Heyward-Bey returns to practice field as spectator

DHB also said that Mundy texted him after the play to see that he was OK. Heyward-Bey indicated that the hit, which Munday was fined 21K for, wasn't a big deal for him. "It's football."

Dennis Allen said his fourth year wide receiver was making a "lotta progress" and the receiver himself said he's just begun the process of taking the concussion tests which will determine when he can get back on the field. He's listed as doubtful for Sunday's game in Denver, but as he's not passed any of the tests yet -- "doubtful" seems optimistic. Stay logged on as we'll have video from DHB's locker room interview in a bit.

QUESTIONABLE: TE Brandon Myers (concussion), RB Mike Goodson (hamstring), Rod Streater (neckeye)

The good news here is Myers has passed his concussion tests, according to head coach Dennis Allen, and has been cleared for contact. Myers has been a revelation in the Raiders passing game, catching all 15 passes thrown his way this season. Rod Streater, on the other hand, had an eye issue leading up to today's practice, and after practice ended, he has a neck issue, too. According to Dennis Allen, the receiver tweaked his neck today.

PROBABLE: CG Alex Parsons (shoulder), RB Darren McFadden (shoulder), TE David Ausberry (shoulder), K Sebastian Janikowski (left groin), NT Tommy Kelly (knee), DT Richard Seymour (knee), DB Michael Huff (knee).

As Insider Paul Gutierrez mentioned yesterday, Richard Seymour's appearance at Thursday's practice was a good sign, and today, he's listed as probable.

BRONCOS INJURY REPORT:

OUT: S Quinton Carter (knee)

DOUBTFUL: G Chris Kuper (forearm)

QUESTIONABLE: LB Nate Irving (concussion), WR Matt Willis (hamstring)

PROBABLE: CB Chris Harris (ankle), RB Willis McGahee (ribs), CB Tracy Porter (knee), TE Jacob Tamme (groin)

More coming from Alameda soon- Dennis Allen did offer a few nuggets as to whether newly-acquired DE Andre Carter would play on Sunday. Story, and some video to follow.

Raiders' Sean Smith charged with assault

Raiders' Sean Smith charged with assault

Raiders cornerback Sean Smith has been charged with assault, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced on Thursday.

The charge is for assault of his sister's boyfriend in Smith's hometown of Pasadena. Smith allegedly beat and stomped the boyfriend's head on the morning of July 4, 2017 in Old Town Pasadena, the district attorney said.

Smith faces formal felony counts of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury and battery with serious bodily injury to the victim.

The 30-year old plans to fight the charges levied against him. 

"Sean maintains his innocence at this time," Smith's attorney, Daniel Rosenberg told NBC Sports Califorinia on Thursday evening. "We are going to be entering a plea of not guilty and fighting these charges."

A warrant was filed on Aug. 16. Smith's arriagnment is scheduled for Sept. 29. 

Smith was not present at Thursday's Raiders practice, the last session of training camp. He surrendered to Los Angeles County authorities, posted an $80,000 bond and has been released from custody.

If convicted as charged, Smith could face a maximum sentence of seven years in California prison. 

A Raiders spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The case is still under investigation by the Pasadena Police Department. 

This is another blow in a rough summer for Smith. He has struggled on the practice field during training camp and faces an off-field legal issue. Smith is guaranteed $9.5 million for the 2017 season. 

More to come...

After speaking with Marshawn Lynch, two things are crystal clear

After speaking with Marshawn Lynch, two things are crystal clear

NAPA – Marshawn Lynch spoke with the media Thursday for the second time as a Raider. He was quick-witted, disarming and, as always, not suitable for work.

It was five minutes of peak Marshawn, where he brought light to his charitable endeavors, called himself the “daddy” of his position group and cleverly sidestepped all things nation anthem.

He was asked four questions on other topics before elephant in the room was mentioned. It didn’t stick around long.

“I think the elephant left the room because a little mouse ran in here,” Lynch deadpanned. “Didn’t they say elephants are scared of mice or something? That [expletive] left the room, cousin.”

[RATTO: Lynch reminds media how much control he exerts over any interaction]

Two more related questions came down the pike. The first was about Del Rio letting players be themselves. He answered a different question instead.

“Yeah, because on ‘doctor-24,’ it’s a designed way that you’re supposed to run it but I have all freedom to go any way that I choose to run it,” Lynch said. “I would say, yes.”

The final anthem-esque query was deflected in a similar fashion.

“When we run ‘74’ or something like that, where I have to scan and read on both sides, that is pretty difficult. For the most part, I’m a veteran so I can make it work.”

Two things were crystal clear after speaking with Lynch.

He didn’t miss football one bit during his year in retirement. Lynch said this spring he decided to return after the Raiders were approved to relocate away from his native Oakland. He wants to represent his hometown well and give them something to cheer before the team leaves for Las Vegas.

That’s why he’s fired up even for Saturday’s exhibition against the Rams – he’s expected to make a cameo in that game – his first in Oakland wearing silver and black.

“It’s truly a blessing and just to have the opportunity to go and do that is a good [expletive] feeling,” Lynch said. “It’s a good [expletive] feeling.”

Lynch has always been active in the community, and hopes him playing here will bring more visibility to what’s being done to help kids in Oakland.

“I plan on continuing to do what I do in the community,” Lynch said. “It’ll probably be that now that I’m here, more people that are in the community might actually come out and support what it is that we’ve got going on.”