Once again, six different Oakland Raiders players did not practice this week, as the team prepares for its final home game of the year on Sunday. As the Silver & Black take on the Buffalo Bills, the team mostly will just try to avoid more injuries this late in a lousy two-win season that could be the final one for the franchise in Oakland.
Six different Oakland Raiders were unable to practice on Thursday, leaving their statuses for Sunday’s game in Kansas City questionable. That could hurt the Silver & Black’s chances of securing a season sweep over their reeling AFC West rivals this weekend. But don’t worry: Linebacker Sio Moore will be on the field.
Compared to previous weeks, the Oakland Raiders have a little health momentum on their side heading into Sunday’s home matchup with Bay Area rival San Francisco. Forget the Harbaugh intrigue for a few moments: The Silver & Black might be as healthy as they’ve been all years—not counting the players already on the season-ending IR, of course. Oakland always could use some of those players, but they’re lost for the season, of course.
Regardless of whether the Oakland Raiders win a game this season or not, the year is lost. It’s time to look at next season’s roster, anticipating that a new general manager and a new permanent coach will be in charge of the Silver & Black for 2015 and beyond.
Discarded or unwanted by their former teams, players with a history of success in the NFL talked about the motivation of having a “chip on the shoulder” when they arrived in Oakland.
Nobody could blame Perrish Cox for confusing his uniform, defensive schemes or even what state he’s in these days. It’s been a constant switcheroo.
San Francisco cornerback Tarell Brown said Tuesday that his new agent, Joel Segal, is in talks with the 49ers about compensation for a portion of the $2 million escalator Brown inadvertently voided in his contract by not participating in the team’s voluntary offseason program.
San Francisco 49ers head coach Harbaugh said he sympathized with Tarell Brown after learning the cornerback lost out on $2 million, and that he believes “there’s a solution there.”
49ers starting cornerback Tarell Brown forfeited a $2 million increase in his 2013 base salary when he didn’t show up for the team’s voluntary off-season workouts.
San Francisco 49ers starting cornerback Tarell Brown has voided a $2 million escalator in his contract after he chose not to participate in the team’s voluntary offseason program.