Raiders: Others who did not practice Saturday included WR Louis Murphy (hip), G Marcus Johnson (calf), C John Wade (stinger), DT Terdell Sands (quad), LB Isaiah Ekejiuba (shoulder) and Mitchell. Wide receiver Javon Walker continues to work out with trainers and tackle Khalif Barnes is out with a broken ankle.
– Higgins stepped in as the holder in place of Shane Lechler on a couple of field goal attempts by Ricky Schmitt.
– Walker said he expects to practice for the first time on Aug. 24 and hopes to play against the New Orleans Saints on Aug. 29.
– No confirmation from the Raiders regarding workouts for linebackers Morlon Greenwood or Derrick Brooks, as has been reported.