Oakland Raiders Injury Update: Punter Shane Lechler Could Play Saturday

The Oakland Raiders could have star punter Shane Lechler on the field to kick Saturday against the Detroit Lions in NFL preseason action.

Lechler, according to an Associated Press report, passed his physical and was taken off the non-football injury list. Lechler is a big field-position weapon for the Raiders and made the Pro Bowl last season with his ability pin opponents deep in their own territory. He hammered an 80-yard punt last season.

The other injury news involves linebacker Aaron Curry, who has two bad knees and is facing make-or-break time if he is going to be able to play or not. Curry has never been able to live up to the expectations of being a high first-round pick in 2009.

Running back Taiwan Jones is back in practice, but wide receivers Denarius Moore, Darrius Heyward-Bey and Jacoby Ford, the top three guys on the team at position, sat out of practice Sunday.

Head over to Silver and Black Pride for more reactions and to offer your thoughts on the Raiders' preseason.

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