ALAMEDA - It's hard to tell if Lane Kiffin is making too much of LaMont Jordan's back injury.
He said this afternoon Jordan's status might not be known until shortly before Sunday's game against Cleveland. That's the case with a lot of injured players, but with Jordan, the Raiders don't want to do anything that put Jordan in danger of seriously injuring his back.
Kiffin said Jordan missing practice Wednesday wasn't just about giving him rest and that Jordan's back was bothering him.
Assuming Jordan plays, I'd expect the Raiders to mix in a day off or limited work more considering he's a big part of the offense right now.
Gauging whether Derrick Burgess will play is different. He continues not to be on the field at the start of practice while other injured players workout away from the team.
That leads me to believe Burgess' calf injury is worse than the team is letting on.
Kiffin is still in Bill Belichick mode, offering no specifics on the injury. The injury report that lists players' status for the game will be out tomorrow.
The Cleveland game isn't a sell out so it won't be on television locally.
- Jason Jones