The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers released their Tuesday injury reports and not much has changed for the Riaders. Carson Palmer moved off the limited participation and into full participation, which is a nice upgrade to have. Unfortunately Darren McFadden did not practice and is looking more and more likely to sit for another week. His sprained foot has not still not sufficiently healed, which means another week of Michael Bush at starting running back. Bush is an excellent option, but McFadden brings another level with his performance.
Sebastian Janikowski did not practice on Tuesday and it remains to be seen how effective he will be on Thursday. Much like last Saturday, Seabass will likely check out his hamstring on Wednesday and decide if he can handle kicking duties on Thursday. If he cannot, the team likely has Dave Rayner available on speed dial.
The Raiders have numerous players not practicing this week, but it is highly likely that many are getting some added rest due to the short week. For example, both Khalif Barnes and Samson Satele missed practice on Tuesday, but both are expected to play. The same would likely hold true for defensive leader Richard Seymour.
TUESDAY PRACTICE PARTICIPATION REPORT
Did Not Participate In Practice: T Khalif Barnes (shoulder), QB Jason Campbell (collarbone), S Michael Huff (ankle), K Sebastian Janikowski (left hamstring), CB Chris Johnson (groin, hamstring), RB Darren McFadden(foot), C Samson Satele (knee), DT Richard Seymour (ankle), CB DeMarcus Van Dyke (hamstring), S Chinedum Ndukwe