Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Practice: McFadden out; Pryor, Reece back
By Paul Gutierrez
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Raiders running back Darren McFadden, who strained his right hamstring in Oakland’s 24-14 loss to Washington, was not on the field at the start of practice Wednesday as the team began preparations for Sunday night’s game against San Diego.
Quarterback Terrelle Pryor, though, was back running the first-team offense after sitting out Sunday’s game with concussion symptoms.
Pro Bowl fullback Marcel Reece, who left Sunday’s game with a left knee sprain, was back on the field, as were rookie left tackle Menelik Watson (right knee) and defensive end Jason Hunter (quad). It is Watson's first practice since undergoing surgery just before the season opener.
Plus, receiver Andre Holmes, who served a four-game suspension for failing a PED test, was practicing with the team for the first time since the exhibition season.
It appeared as though $6.5-million quarterback Matt Flynn was demoted to third string as undrafted rookie Matt McGloin was taking second-team snaps during the media window.