ALAMEDA – Michael Bush is still Johnathan Holland’s workout partner.
That means Bush still isn’t practicing with the Raiders.
Bush is eligible to practice after spending the first six weeks of the season on the physically unable to perform list. Holland, a rookie on injured reserve that works out and doesn’t practice with the team.
Bush didn't look thrilled. He has a new number (29) and looked forward to practicing today, even if it was as a scout team back.
The Raiders’ approach is different from that of Kansas City, which used running back Priest Holmes in his first day of practice eligibility.
He would give the Raiders a fourth running back. And had the rookie from Louisville not broken his leg last September, he probably would have been drafted in the first round.
The Raiders getting him in the fourth round was considered a coup by many.
The Raiders don’t have to decide on whether to put Bush on the active roster for three weeks. But if Dominic Rhodes couldn’t get in for more than a play, Bush might not see the field even if he’s on the active roster.
In other news from practice, quarterback Josh McCown (fractured toe) was on the field. Safety Hiram Eugene wasn’t practicing for reasons that should be revealed later.
Gerard Warren (quadriceps) worked on agility drills. Warren Sapp was at practice, but wasn’t wearing pads in what’s probably a scheduled day off. There was no sign of Jeremy Newberry, but he might be taking the day off, too.
And having watched part of the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors, I can appreciate the musical selection at practice: Guy and their song “I Like.”
All we need is Wrecks N Effects and Keith Sweat to get the New Jack Swing party going.