Raiders' Campbell is fine; Boss is not

August, 21, 2011
8/21/11
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Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson told reporters that he expects quarterback Jason Campbell to be cleared to practice Monday. Campbell was dinged up in Oakland’s preseason loss at San Francisco.

However, new tight end Kevin Boss has a knee injury and he is week-to-week, Jackson said. The Raiders open the regular season at Denver on Sept. 12 on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.”

Because Jackson’s timetable was vague, it is impossible to gauge whether or not Boss will be ready for the regular season. It is another blow to the passing game. Louis Murphy is out for the opener and Jacoby Ford has a broken hand. He may be ready for the opener. Chaz Schilens is also out with a knee injury. Jackson recently said Schilens could come back soon. Meanwhile, the Oakland Tribune has a transcript of Jackson’s conference call with reporters Sunday.

In other AFC West notes Sunday night:
  • Kansas City first-round pick Jon Baldwin had his hand heavily bandaged and only did cardio work at the team’s practice Sunday. The Chiefs still aren’t saying how Baldwin was hurt. Yet, it has been reported he was in a fight with teammate Thomas Jones and that Baldwin is likely out for the preseason.

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ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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