Raiders LG Robert Gallery was not on on the practice field, meaning he’s probably still at least a week away from returning. Defensvie end Greg Ellis, who had an arthritic knee drained, was not practicing.
Also out was fullback Luke Lawton (ankle). With Lawton out and Oren O’Neal waived/injured, Gary Russsell was taking first-team reps at fullback. Marcel Reece is available off the practice squad if necessary, with the Raiders not having to waive a player until game day since he’s already practicing with the team.
Linebacker Ricky Brown left the facility before practice to visit the doctor and said no one had discussed surgery with him as yet. Coach Tom Cable said Brown, who tore ligaments on the outside of his ankle, would be out for the season with surgery but could return in a month if rehabbed.
Jon Alston, who had a concussion against the Giants, was practicing with the team and should be available to start at strong side linebacker with Sam Williams in reserve.