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Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 8:08pm
Receiver Jacoby Ford (foot) was also in that group. He has missed five games.
Making his return to practice was rookie running back Taiwan Jones, who has been out since the Minnesota game on Nov. 20.
Missing in action were defensive tackle John Henderson (knee) and safety Michael Huff (hamstring) — who both were out Sunday against the Lions. Kick returner Bryann McCann, knocked out of the game with a concussion, was back at practice.
Monday, December 19, 2011, 6:54pm
Coach Jackson says RB Darren McFadden is running around better than he had been. Still views him as day to day.
Denarius Moore active for Raiders
Sunday, December 18, 2011, 2:53pm
Kevin Smith active for Lions
Sunday, December 18, 2011, 2:45pm
Saturday, December 17, 2011, 8:50am
He said it "feels good" to be back with his teammates from a foot injury and that the coaches have been easing him back into things this week.
"Just little short individual routes," Moore said, "and just working on getting more plays and actually putting more plays in as the day goes on and each practice."
Moore probably won’t return punts against the Lions, as Bryan McCann was doing that at Friday’s practice.
Moore should help the Oakland offense rebound after some uninspiring performances, but owners should take a wait and see approach before rolling the dice with him. He's not a great option for week 15.
James Starks practices, status uncertain
Friday, December 16, 2011, 2:03pm
Running back James Starks (ankle) was back at practice Friday. The second-year back participated in some drills but appeared limited. With Brandon Saine (concussion) also still out, there's a good chance the team enters Sunday's game at Kansas City with only two healthy running backs.
After missing the Packers' 46-16 win over Oakland last weekend, Starks has sat out of practice up to this point. His status remains uncertain. Coach Mike McCarthy will address the media shortly. Green Bay finished its game against the Raiders with only Ryan Grant and John Kuhn available in the backfield. The duo combined for 131 yards on 20 carries with two touchdowns.
Starks's potential return would put a dent in Ryan Grant's Week 15 value, but we're betting that Starks will be limited even if he does play. The team is scrambling at RB due to the loss of Saine and may activate Starks for use only in emergency.