NASHVILLE Ė Could today be the day JaMarcus Russell debuts?
He is dressed for the game while Andrew Walter is inactive.
Russell is the third quarterback and if today's game gets out of hand, Lane Kiffin hasnít ruled out getting Russell onto the field.
Before you get mad at me or say Kiffin thinks the Raiders have no chance, the game could get out of hand in Oakland's favor.
Russell could play if both quarterbacks are out or if Kiffin just decides to let Russell play while holding out Josh McCown, the No. 2 quarterback.
If Russell plays, itís a credit to his football acumen. Having missed the entire preseason, there should be no question that he wouldnít play this year.
But heís picked up enough and put in the extra work to make mentioning him appearing in a game not sound like a joke.
The other inactive players are:
CB John Bowie: The rookie acquired in the Randy Moss trade still hasnít dressed for a regular-season game
CB Chris Johnson: No surprise
C Chris Morris: Not needed with Jake Grove as a backup center and longsnapper.
LB Sam Williams: The shoulder injury that doesnít seem like a big deal to Williams keeps him out again.
DT Gerard Warren: Quadriceps injury keeps him out
T Mario Henderson: Another rookie yet to dress for a regular-season game.