Still no McFadden for Raiders

November, 3, 2011
11/03/11
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It's looking more likely that the Oakland Raiders will be without star running back Darren McFadden on Sunday against Denver. He didn’t practice Thursday and he was on crutches Wednesday. He suffered a foot injury in Week 7.

The Raiders will likely try to get him ready to face the Chargers next Thursday. The capable Michael Bush will start for McFadden if he can't play.



Also, linebacker Rolando McClain (foot) missed practice Thursday. Safety Michael Huff (ankle) and kicker Sebastian Janikowski (hamstring) didn’t practice, either. Janikowski missed Week 7 with the injury. If Janikowski can’t play Sunday, the Raiders could try to re-sign Dave Rayner, who was with the team in Week 7.

For Denver, rookie safety Quinton Carter was out for the second straight day after suffering a concussion Sunday against Detroit. If he can’t play, fellow rookie Rahim Moore will likely start.

In other AFC West nuggets Thursday:

Here’s an ESPN video on the debate on whether Denver quarterback Tim Tebow should be upset that the Lions were “Tebowing” in their rout in Denver on Sunday.

ESPN Stats & Information thinks there is good reason for the Chargers not to fret about losing their past two games.

ESPN’s Hot Read takes a look at Raiders’ CEO Amy Trask, who has a bigger role with the team in the post-Al Davis world. He died at the age of 82 last month.

The Raiders have declared their game against visiting Denver on Sunday a sellout. The Raiders are five-for-five this season after selling out just one game last season.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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