Same injured five sitting out Raiders practice

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Same injured five sitting out Raiders practice

ALAMEDA -- The same five injured players were sitting out practice Thursday as Wednesday as the Raiders ramped up preparations for Sunday's season finale at San Diego.

Quarterback Carson Palmer (ribs and lung), defensive tackle Richard Seymour (hamstring and knees), strong safety Tyvon Branch (neck and ankle), cornerback Phillip Adams (groin) and right guard MIke Brisiel (concussion) were out.

Rookie Tony Bergstrom, the first player drafted by general manager Reggie McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen, was working at first-team right guard.

Meanwhile, Terrelle Pryor and Matt Leinart were splitting snaps at quarterback during the open media window, though Pryor was first under center Thursday.

Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table

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Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table

Tiger Woods' re-felted pool table is for all of Raider Nation.

To no surprise, quarterback Derek Carr approves of the new look. 

The golf legend tweeted a picture of his new table where he went with silver felt and a Raiders logo right in the middle. Woods' table also has silver and black balls with the Raiders logo on them. 

Woods grew up in Southern California and attended Stanford in 1994, the Raiders' last year in Los Angeles. That same year, Woods helped the Cardinal become the NCAA Division I golf champions before turning pro.

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.