Raiders Blog and Q&A

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September 19, 2010
Raiders-Rams pregame Blog: Hamstrung Seymour, Gallery among the inactives

Greetings from the Coliseum. Overcast and somewhat muggy skies.

Less than an hour before kickoff and looks to be the makings of a VERY sparse crowd for a home opener. In fact, could challenge for smallest announced home opener crowd since the Raiders returned from Los Angeles in 1995. That would be the announced 40,545 vs. the New York Giants in 1998.

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Speaking of the L.A. days, this SoCal native is intrigued by the appeal of a QB duel between Jason Campbell and Sam Bradford. But gimme Jim Plunkett vs. Vince Ferragamo any day.

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The Rams are just 1-26 in their last 27 games, but as Jerry Mac notes, the last QB St. Louis beat that didn't play for the Detroit Lions was (drumroll, please) Jason Campbell, in 2008, when he played for Washington.

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The Raiders have cut OT Erik "I'm Back!" Pears, and promoted fan favorite S Stevie Brown from the practice squad.

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DL Richard Seymour and LG Richard Seymour are among the inactives with their hamstring injuries.

As such, Daniel Loper will start in place of Gallery and Desmond Bryant starts for Seymour.

The rest of the inactives - RB Michael Bush (thumb), S Hiram Eugene (hamstring) CB Walter McFadden (ankle), LB Travis Goethel (back), WR Chaz Schilens (knee) and QB Kyle Boller (3rd QB)

That means WR Nick Miller is active for first time in his young career.

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Raiders captains - Darren McFadden, Kamerion Wimbley, Jon Condo


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About Raiders Blog and Q&A

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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