Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Raiders' injury news
By Bill Williamson
CSN Bay Area is reporting Stefen Wisniewski is practicing at center with the first team Wednesday. He has been out with a calf injury. Alex Parson took his place. Also, the website is reporting that receiver Denarius Moore (hamstring) is practicing, but long snapper Jon Condo (concussion) is not.
I’d expect Moore to play for the first time this season unless there is a setback. The NFL has strict rules for concussion recovery, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Condo does not play. I’d think the Raiders would bring in a new long snapper if that is the case. I can’t see how Raiders could use linebacker Travis Goethel as a snapper. He had three bad snaps that directly resulted in nine points for the Chargers in a 22-14 San Diego win on Monday night.
UPDATE: The Raiders gave themselves some insurance by signing former San Diego camp snapper Nick Guess to the practice squad. He could be promoted if Condo isn’t ready Sunday at Miami and if Oakland doesn’t opt for a veteran replacement. I, personally, would sign a veteran. Goethal showed that the lack of NFL game experience can be a problem.
In other AFC West notes:
U-T San Diego is reporting that San Diego starting quarterback Quentin Jammer had surgery on a broken hand, but he will play Sunday against Tennessee with a cast on his hand. Still, it could affect Jammer’s play. Backup cornerback Shareece Wright has an ankle injury. The issues could potentially cause San Diego to seek cornerback help.
Denver quarterback Peyton Manning has pushed his way up from No. 10 to No. 4 on Mike Sando’s MVP Watch after a successful Broncos’ debut.
Here are our Accuscore preview videos for the AFC West games this week: Oakland at Miami, Tennessee at San Diego, Kansas City at Buffalo and Denver at Atlanta.
A Chiefs’ employee apologized for getting into a twitter tiff with a frustrated fan after the Chiefs lost to the Falcons on Sunday.
Oakland reportedly signed cornerback Coye Francies to the practice squad. He was cut last week. Receiver Brandon Carswell was cut from the Raiders’ practice squad. Carswell was kept on the practice squad over fellow receiver Derek Carrier this month. Carrier just signed with the Eagles’ practice squad. He was a highly touted undrafted free-agent signing in Oakland.
The Raiders also defensive lineman Brandon Bair to the practice squad, and cut linebacker Nathan Stupar and defensive tackle Vaughn Meatoga from the practice squad. Stupar was a seventh-round pick.