Raiders Notebook: McClain, Seymour don't practice

December 3, 2010, 2:14 am
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Dec. 2, 2010


Paul Gutierrez

ALAMEDA - Raiders rookie middle linebacker Rolando McClain and veterandefensive tackle Richard Seymour missed practice Thursday with a sorefoot and knee, respectively.

Seymour, though, is not considered a serious absence, as it was more aday off for him. McClain missing practice, on the other hand, issomewhat surprising.

"He came out of the game fine," said coach Tom Cable. "I mean, this is something (that) flared up this morning."

McClain, the No. 8 overall pick out of Alabama, has started every gamethis season. He has 57 tackles, third-highest on the team, oneinterception and half of one sack.

Cable was asked if McClain's foot could be an issue heading into the San Diego game.

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"We hope not," Cable said. "It's one of those things where we came intoday, it was a little sore yesterday, but nothing to even talk about.And then all of a sudden today, it was sore. So we're investigating it,looking into it. MRI, X-Ray, all of that."

The rest of the injury report:

Practice limited - WR Chaz Schilens(knee), TE Zach Miller (leg), Nnamdi Asomugha (ankle), SS Tyvon Branch(shoulder).

Did not practice - CB Chris Johnson (groin).

"You know, it would be questionable right now at best and who knows?"Cable said of Johnson potentially playing this weekend. "We'll see whattomorrow brings. But for whatever reason, we're not getting a lot ofimprovement there."

This is the first time Schilens has practiced on consecutive days since training camp.

Cable, on the disappearing Marcel Reece turning into Marcel Marceau onthe field: "I don't think the opportunities have been here like theywere early. Obviously, he was a very impactful player for us there fora stretch, and people are defending the heck out of him now. But Ithink there will be opportunities as we move forward."

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