Raiders notes: Setting body clocks for Denver

September 8, 2011, 3:17 am
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Paul Gutierrez
CSNCalifornia.comALAMEDA -- In an attempt to set their body clocks for Monday night's season opener at Denver, the Raiders began practice this evening at 7:05 p.m. under a pair of temporary light standards.The Raiders also imported the faux crowd noise to simulate the pending environment. And the weather might have cooperated as well, since a brisk cold breeze blew across the field.Guess who's back -- Receiver Chaz Schilens, who suffered a sprained knee in the Raiders' exhibition opener against Arizona on an end-around run to the left, was again on the field to start practice. He appeared to be a full-go as he was running patterns and catching passes from quarterbacks Jason Campbell and Kyle Boller.Guess who's No. 3 -- Terrelle Pryor's suspension is still in effect so punter Shane Lechler is, in effect, the No. 3 quarterback. Lechler was throwing pretty spirals to the defensive backs on the opposite end of the field in a "pick" drill.It got us thinking in the media box -- did Ray Guy ever get close to entering a game as an emergency quarterback? The Raiders' game at Chicago on Nov. 4, 1984 might have been the one as the Bears knocked out Marc Wilson then David Humm, forcing Wilson back into the game for the defending Super Bowl champs.Guess who's missing -- As practice started, there was no sign of receiver Louis Murphy (groinhamstring), tight end Kevin Boss (knee) or safety Mike Mitchell (left leg).