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Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Raiders' Nix, Janikowski not practicing

By Paul Gutierrez

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Oakland Raiders left guard Lucas Nix, who was pulled in the third quarter of Sunday’s home-opening win against Jacksonville due to a combination of an ankle injury and ineffectiveness, was an observer during the media window at practice Wednesday.

Andre Gurode replaced Nix in the game and figures to get the nod for Monday night’s game at Denver if Nix is unable to go.

Place-kicker Sebastian Janikowski, who has been on the injury report with a right calf issue, was not seen on the practice field. Neither were strong safety Tyvon Branch (right leg), left tackle Menelik Watson (knee) nor tight end David Ausberry (shoulder).

The official injury report will be issued by the Raiders following practice.

UPDATE: Raiders coach Dennis Allen, citing NFL policy, said he did not have to discuss injuries on Wednesdays when the team does not play until Monday. Thus, the team did not issue an official injury report Wednesday.