Raiders injury report: Boss plans on playing Sunday

September 14, 2011, 10:06 pm
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Paul Gutierrez
CSNCalifornia.comALAMEDA -- Raiders tight endKevin Boss, out since suffering an injury his left knee on a tackle by the 49ers Aug. 20, practiced "limited" Wednesday and plans on playing Sunday in Buffalo.The rest of the Raiders injury report -- Did not participate: receiversJacoby Ford (hamstring) andLouis Murphy (sports hernia), safeties Michael Huff (groin) andMike Mitchell (knee) and defensive tackleRichard Seymour (unknown); limited practice: Boss, running backDarren McFadden (unknown), cornerbackChris Johnson (unknown) and defensive end Jarvis Moss (unknown); full practice: quarterback Jason Campbell (unknown) and cornerback Joe Porter (unknown).
Raiders coach Hue Jackson said he was excited to have Boss in the mix again.
"It's been a long time but it's good to have him out there in a limited capacity, catching balls, running around," Jackson said. "We'll see where he is as we keep moving forward."Boss signed a four-year, 16-million free agent deal with the Raiders after four seasons with the New York Giants. And just after Pro Bowler Zach Miller left for Seattle."It's definitely not the way I planned, coming out here and getting off to the start I wanted," Boss said. "It's kind of one of those deals, it's out of my hands. I trust everything will happen for a reason and I'll get back out there and won't miss a beat."Boss was not on the trip to Denver."It's a weird experience to watch your team on TV," he said. "I felt more nervous watching than I would be playing because you don;t have any control over it. It was a tough situation to be on the couch watching, but I'm hoping to get back this week and help out."That's the plan right now. Going to kind of take it day by day, but right now, I feel like I'll be able to get out there and help contribute."