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November 21, 2007
Bush won't play this season

ALAMEDA – Injured Raiders rookie Johnathan Holland has a workout partner again.

Michael Bush wasn’t practicing with the Raiders this morning. Instead he’s working out with Holland, who is on injured reserve.

The Raiders have until 1 p.m. to officially activate Bush to the active roster. But it looks like the Raiders won’t do that, meaning he can’t play this season.

Bush had been on the physically unable to perform list because he broke his leg last September at Louisville.

He practiced for three weeks, the allotted time for PUP players before the team has to decide whether to activate him.

So Bush is out and LaMont Jordan is still a Raider.

Did you really think the team would release him? No chance with the Chiefs this week, who need another back now that Priest Holmes retired today.

There’s a good chance Jordan would have found his early-season form in a Chiefs uniform against the Raiders run defense.

Instead, rookie Kolby Smith will get the chance to become the eighth running back to gain 100 yards on the Raiders this season.

Jordan joins Andrew Walter as Raiders that want out but have no chance of leaving soon.

There’s going to be some shuffling on the offensive line, too. Look for Robert Gallery to play right tackle. Cornell Green wasn’t at practice and the way Lane Kiffin sounded Monday, he’s out for a while.

Jake Grove wasn’t at practice either. He’d be the logical replacement for Gallery at left guard. If not, Paul McQuistan or Chris Morris are other possibilities.

The Raiders also signed tackle Seth Wand. If Green is on injured reserve (there’s no official word yet) Wand would replace him on the roster.

Wand was a third-round pick of Houston in 2003 and spent part of last season with Tennessee before being cut this year.

--Jason Jones

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Matt Kawahara was born in Sacramento and attended McClatchy High School and UC Berkeley, where he wrote for the independent student paper The Daily Californian. He graduated from Cal in 2010 and started at The Sacramento Bee as a summer intern. He joined The Bee's sports staff in fall 2011.

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