by Matt Kawahara
ALAMEDA -- Carson Palmer has yet to start a game with Darren McFadden in the backfield. Palmer said today he had heard a couple weeks ago that this would be the week McFadden returns to the field for the Raiders. That still could be the case, but McFadden did not participate in practice today and was not seen in the locker room.
The injury report was pretty extensive. McFadden (foot), receivers Jacoby Ford (foot), Denarius Moore (foot) and Chaz Schilens (foot), running back Taiwan Jones (foot) and defensive tackle John Henderson (knee) did not practice.
Tight end Kevin Boss (hip), defensive linemen Tommy Kelly (toe), Jarvis Moss (hamstring), Trevor Scott (shoulder) and Richard Seymour (knee) were all limited in practice.
Safety Michael Huff (ankle) practiced at full capacity.
Head coach Hue Jackson said McFadden has not experienced setbacks in his recovery. McFadden has not played in the last five games. Ford has missed the last three, and Moore the last two.
"They're getting closer," Jackson said.
Said Palmer, on McFadden: "(Michael Bush) has done a great job filling in for him and when he's back, he'll be ready. And this team knows that Darren's doing everything he can to get back on the field."