ALAMEDA - Josh McCown was able to practice today.
To what extent, I won't know until later. McCown still is wearing a glove on his right hand but didn't look limited in throwing the ball or pushing of on his sprained right foot during quarterback drills.
Daunte Culpepper still was first up at the start of team drills. If McCown can play, coach Lane Kiffin still would be inclined to go with him just because of the comfort level he has with McCown even if Culpepper is healthy.
If McCown still were limited today, I would expect Culpepper starting to be a slam dunk.
Jeremy Newberry (hamstring) wasn't at practice, meaning Jake Grove probably will start at center in Denver.
Kiffin has speakers at practice to simulate crowd noise. Perhaps JaMarcus Russell's arrival has led to Kiffin pumping some of the more popular rap music of the South into practice.
Yesterday's selections during stretching were T.I. and Yung Joc. Today, T.I. was on again with Chamillionaire also playing.
I'll be back with more after Kiffin speaks to the considerably smaller media crowd today now that Russell's first day is over.
- Jason Jones