Michael Bush practiced without limitations on Wednesday.
Tom Cable did not address Bush’s status for the upcoming game when he spoke with the media on Wednesday, but he did discuss Robert Gallery. Cable on LG Robert Gallery.
He’s got a pretty good strain. This is one of those things we’ll see in 48 to 72 hours and see where he’s at. Fortunately, those guys on the line of scrimmage, if they worked on Friday, they could play on Sunday.
In what can be construed as a sign that Gallery won’t be available on Sunday, the Raiders made a move to bolster the depth of the offensive line when they re-signed Tackle Erik Pears.
WR Yamon Figurs was released to make room for Pears. Figurs was the starting Kick/Punt Returner last week in Tennessee. Figurs likely sealed his fate when he fumbled the opening kickoff last Sunday.
Cable said Johnnie Lee Higgins and rookie Jacoby Ford will handle the kickoff and punt return duties this week, but did not offer any more specifics.
The following players did not practice on Wednesday:
LG Gallery, WR Chaz Schilens (knee), CB Nnamdi Asomugha (groin), LB Travis Goethel (lower back), DT Richard Seymour (hamstring), CB Walter McFadden (hamstring), CB Chris Johnson (stinger) and S Hiram Eugene (hamstring).
There is no official word on any of these injuries. So, before any Raider fans start having coronaries, it should be noted that Nnam has reportedly had the groin issues for the last two seasons. He finished the game last Sunday and should be playing without limitation this coming Sunday.