Raiders injury report for Thursday

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Raiders injury report for Thursday

ALAMEDA -- A day after sitting out practice with concussions, middle linebacker Rolando McClain and cornerbackkick returner Coye Francies were on the field for the Raiders."They haven't been totally cleared," said coach Dennis Allen, "but (practicing) is part of the evaluation process."Following, then, is the Raiders' injury report for Thursday:Did not participate -- RT Khalif Barnes (groin), CB Shantae Spencer (right foot). Limited participation in practice -- TE David Ausberry (shoulder), CB Coye Francies (concussion), PK Sebastian Janikowski (left groin), RB Taiwan Jones (ribs), MLB Rolando McClain (ankleconcussion), CG Alex Parsons (shoulder), DT Richard Seymour (knee).Full participation in practice -- WR Juron Criner (right ankle).And from the Pittsburgh Steelers' perspective, LB James Harrison (knee) and S Troy Polamalu (calf) did not practice, while RB Rashard Mendenhall (knee) and WR Mike Wallace (groin) were full participants.

After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old

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After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old

Marshawn Lynch first tasted Cassie Nickelson's food when he was nine years old while she catered out of her Oakland apartment.

"When he was 9-years-old, he came across the street to get a hamburger and French fries. 25-cent French fries and a 75-cent hamburger," Nickelson said to KTVU.

Lynch, 31, is now set to take over Nickelson's popular soul-food restaurant, Scend's Restaurant and Bar, in Emeryville. Nickelson, 79, will be retiring in August. 

"I'm comfortable with him and I like him," Nickelson said.

Lynch will not become the official owner until the liquor license changes hands. Scend's, an acronym for Nickelson's children and grandchildren, is known for its seafood, fried chicken and red beans. 

Father of Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie passes away

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Father of Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie passes away

Raider Nation is grieving on Monday.

The father of general manager Reggie McKenzie passed away recently, and the franchise issued the following statement:

"The Raiders family is saddened by the passing of Sam McKenzie Jr., father of Reggie and Raleigh McKenzie. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Raider Nation are with the McKenzie family."

No additional information is known at this time.