Monday, August 22, 2011
Raiders' Campbell out; key players return
By Bill Williamson
The Oakland Tribune reports that Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell is not practicing. He left Saturday’s loss at San Francisco early and he had a concussion test. Yet, Oakland coach Hue Jackson said Sunday he expected Campbell to practice Monday.
It will be interesting to see what Jackson says after practice Monday. It's not out of the question that Campbell sits the rest of the preseason as a precaution.
The Raiders, who have been banged up this training camp, did get some good injury news. Running back Darren McFadden (broken orbital bone), receiver Jacoby Ford and pass-rusher Trevor Scott (knee) all returned to practice Monday. McFadden and Ford were hurt in camp and Scott was hurt last season. Barring setbacks, all three players should be ready to play at Denver on Sept. 12.
In other AFC West-related news on Monday evening:
- The Broncos waived/injured tight end Richard Quinn. He will go on the injured reserve with a knee injury if he clears waivers. He was a second-round pick in 2009. He has been a disappointment. Quinn was in danger of not making the team even if he stayed healthy. The Broncos like tight ends Daniel Fells and rookies Julius Thomas and Virgil Green.