ALAMEDA -- The frustration felt by Raiders fans is also starting to be worn on the face of coach Hue Jackson.Again, the Raiders' trio of explosive offensive playmakers did not practice as running back Darren McFadden was nowhere to be seen and receivers Jacoby Ford and Denarius Moore were mere observers for practice on Wednesday"I keep telling (you)," an exasperated Jackson told reporters when asked if any of his walking wounded could play Sunday in Green Bay."I'm not even going to try to answer that one, because I can't. I don't know, like I said, I know guys are getting better, we had some guys out here, I've seen guys running around. Are they ready to play? I can't tell you that."What Jackson could say, though, was that for any of his injured players to at least have a shot at playing against the unbeaten and defending Super Bowl champion Packers, they would have to practice in some capacity on Friday."I would prefer a guy goes out there with his teammates," Jackson said, "run around, do something before we go try and play a guy in a game."McFadden has not practiced since suffering what has been called a "mid-foot sprain" of his right foot against Kansas City on Oct. 23 while Ford has been out since spraining his left foot Nov. 10 at San Diego. Moore injured his right anklefoot at Minnesota on Nov. 20.
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.
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.