Seymour, McFadden return to practice


Seymour, McFadden return to practice

The Raiders practiced without coach Dennis Allen who was back in Texas for his father Grady's funeral on Monday, but a pair of injured players returned to the field.

Defensive tackle Richard Seymour, who last played on Nov. 4 due to nagging hamstring and knee issues, was back, as was running back Darren McFadden, who re-aggravated his right ankle sprain in Thursday night's 26-13 loss to Denver.

McFadden had missed the previous four games after suffering a high ankle sprain on Nov. 4.

The only Raiders player to not practice was strong safety Tyvon Branch, who is dealing with neck and ankle issues.

Offensive coordinator Greg Knapp ran practice in the absence of Allen, who is expected to return for practice on Wednesday as the Raiders (3-10) begin earnest preparations for the home finale on Sunday against Kansas City (2-11). The Raiders defeated the Chiefs, 26-16, on Oct. 28 at Arrowhead Stadium.

Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table


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


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.