ALAMEDA – The Raiders returned to practice today and much to my enjoyment, had some Dr. Dre from the Chronic 2001 album.
What Lane? No new material?
But in all seriousness, of all the players that returned from Green Bay with something hurting, the injury of the biggest concern was running back Justin Fargas (ribs).
Fargas was at practice with his helmet, which he means he’ll take part in at least a portion of today’s work.
As for those who were without helmets or not at practice, there weren’t any surprises.
Tackle Barry Sims, defensive tackle Warren Sapp, center Jake Grove, center Jeremy Newberry and receiver Jerry Porter weren’t practicing. Quarterback Daunte Culpepper also wasn’t at practice.
I’ve been emailed about and read the Pro Football Talk report that Lane Kiffin was “pissed” he did not get the Arkansas head coaching job according on an anonymous source.
Is it true? Who really knows? The report added Kiffin was slamming doors and cursing over the situation.
Then again, if he’d watched film of the Raiders run defense, pass protection or realized he has more than one player leading or near the top of the league in penalties, that would be a good reason to do all that too.