Seymour struggles with balky knee

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Seymour struggles with balky knee

MINNEAPOLIS -- Richard Seymour had not practiced since the Raiders' game at San Diego on Nov. 10 so when the defensive tackle was not on the field for pregame warmups on Sunday, he and his balky knee were a trendy pick to be on Oakland's list of inactives against Minnesota.Yet there the 11th-year veteran was, getting in on a handful of snaps in the Raiders' 27-21 victory over the Vikings.

"I tried to get in mostly in the sack situations," Seymour said. "I was a gametime decision and it's tough to go in with a banged-up knee. I just tried to give the team what I had, which wasn't a whole lot. I will continue to get treatment and hopefully, be strong for next week."It was only the second time since 2007 that Seymour was held without a tackle in a game.Asked if he had ever played without warming up, Seymour shrugged."The doctors were here and I'm trying to play," he said. "I wouldn't read too much into that."

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.