Raiders status report: Allen returns


Raiders status report: Allen returns

ALAMEDA -- Raiders coach Dennis Allen returned to the Raidersin time to run practice Wednesday, following the passing of his father Grady on Monday night. Allen initially left the team to be by his father's side in the Dallas-Fort Worth area following Sunday's loss to Cleveland.

So while Allen will be on the sidelines for Oakland's Thursday night game against Denver, the Raiders announced that Richard Seymour has been ruled out of the primetime affair with hamstring and knee issues and the defensive tackle will miss his fifth consecutive game.

Seymour, though, was the only Raiders player to be ruled out in advance of the prime time game against Denver as cornerback/punt returner Phillip Adams, who sat out Tuesday's practice having suffered a concussion Sunday, practiced limited and was listed as questionable.

Following, then, is the Raiders' Status Report for Thursday's game against Denver…

DT Richard Seymour (knee/hamstring).

CB/PR Phillip Adams (concussion), DE Jack Crawford (toe).

RT Khalif Barnes (triceps), SS Tyvon Branch (neck), WR Juron Criner (shoulder), S Matt Giordano (concussion), RB Mike Goodson (ankle), RB Taiwan Jones (ankle), RB Darren McFadden (ankle), S Mike Mitchell (concussion), TE Brandon Myers (shoulder), QB Carson Palmer (right thumb), FB Marcel Reece (hamstring/quadriceps).

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


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


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.