Well, it's more of the same for the Oakland Raiders as running back Darren McFadden sat out of Wednesday practice in Oakland, which isn't a good start of the week if he hopes to play against the San Diego Chargers this week. But, in a bit of good news, wide receiver/kick returner Jacoby Ford is participating in practice, hopefully a sign he will be suiting up this week for the Silver and Black.
Per Raiders insider Steve Corkran on Twitter:
Jacoby Ford is practicing for the first time since he sprained foot against the Chargers on Nov. 10. He is running routes, catching passes.— Steve Corkran (@CorkOnTheNFL) December 28, 2011
It would be great if the Raiders had their speedster and electric kick returner back as they need a victory to have any chance at making the second season. As for McFadden, his status is still very iffy for this Sunday:
Darren McFadden is not practicing. He now has missed the past 66 days.— Steve Corkran (@CorkOnTheNFL) December 28, 2011
It should be 'all hands on deck' time for Oakland, but if DMC can't go, he simply can't go. No point in risking any injury. But, if he can contribute at all, he just try to go. Just his presence in practice during the week will force the Chargers to have to prep for him, taking focus off of other offensive weapons for the Raiders.
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