OAKLAND – Derrick Burgess is on the Raiders’ inactive list and out for today’s game.
Coach Lane Kiffin said the Raiders wanted to see if they could push Burgess onto the field for limited action, but his calf injury will force him to miss his first game as a Raider.
Burgess is walking up and down the sidelines with a sleeve on his right calf.
*The Raiders are carrying only four wide receivers. The team released Travis Taylor and signed linebacker Jon Alston from the practice squad.
The Raiders worked out three linebackers before the Denver game, but in the end decided to promote Alston to the active roster.
The Raiders will have to make another move by 1 p.m. tomorrow to get JaMarcus Russell on the 53-man roster.
*Other inactives for this game are:
CB Duane Starks
CB John Bowie
FB Oren O’Neal
LB Isaiah Ekejiuba
LB Robert Thomas
T Mario Henderson
Third QB Andrew Walter
*Jeremy Newberry is dressed for the game, but Jake Grove is starting at center.
I just saw Ted Washington on the field. The Cleveland nose tackle is even bigger than I remember him being as a Raider a couple of years ago. He’s listed at 375 pounds. Yeah, right.
If Big Ted makes life rough on Grove, don’t be surprised to Newberry in the game.