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September 30, 2011
Chris Johnson out vs. Patriots

ALAMEDA -- Raiders coach Hue Jackson ruled out starting cornerback Chris Johnson and wide receiver Louis Murphy for this Sunday's game against the New England Patriots.

Johnson left Sunday's win over the New York Jets with a hamstring injury.

Rookie corner Chimdi Chekwa seems to be the logical choice to start but Jackson said he'd decide that over an Irish coffee.

Here's the rest of Friday's practice report along with the player's status for Sunday.

WR Jacoby Ford, hamstring, limited, questionable
WR Louis Murphy, groin, did not participate, out
RB Darren McFadden, shoulder/groin, full, probable
RB Marcel Reece, ankle, did not participate, questionable
QB Jason Campbell, heel, limited, probable
LB Ricky Brown, concussion, did not participate, questionable
LB Quentin Groves, quadricep, full, probable
DE Matt Shaughnessy, shoulder, did not participate, questionable
S Jerome Boyd, knee, full, probable
CB Chimdi Chekwa, hamstring full, probable
S Matt Giordano, shoulder, full, probable
S Michael Huff, concussion, did not participate, questionable
CB Chris Johnson, hamstring did not participate, out
S Mike Mitchell, knee, limited, questionable.
CB DeMarcus Van Dyke, knee, full, probable.

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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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