Friday, September 16, 2011
Jacoby Ford is still out
By Bill Williamson
The Oakland Raiders are in danger of being without receiver/returner Jacoby Ford at Buffalo on Sunday. He didn’t practice all week because of a hamstring injury that knocked him out of the win at Denver on Monday.
With a short week, it looks like the Raiders may have to play without the speedster. Watch for Derek Hagan and Denarius Moore to get more action at receiver. Moore could also be in the mix as a returner as could fellow rookie Taiwan Jones.
Oakland did get some good news as safety Michael Huff (groin) and defensive end Richard Seymour (ribs) returned to practice Friday. Barring setbacks, they should be on pace to play Sunday.
UDPATE: As expected, Ford will not play at Buffalo on Sunday.
In other AFC West-injury news:
As expected, Kansas City first-round pick, receiver Jon Baldwin, is out for Sunday’s game at Detroit with a thumb injury he reportedly injured in a fight with teammate Thomas Jones four weeks ago. Baldwin has worked since.
San Diego receiver Patrick Crayton is probable to play at New England. He missed last week’s game with an ankle injury.
In other AFC West nuggets Friday afternoon:
Trying to find a spark at tight end following the season-ending knee injury to Tony Moeaki, the Chiefs have re-signed Anthony Becht. They cut Jake O’Connell. Becht was signed and cut this summer in Kansas City.
This NFL.com columnist thinks the Raiders are for real.
Jamaal Charles’ fumble issues have returned.