Raiders Blog and Q&A

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August 21, 2012
Center Wisniewski still out

NAPA -- It appears center Stefen Wisniewski is still nursing the calf injury he suffered in the Raiders' first preseason game. Wisniewski was not on the field with the Raiders' line in the 30-minute window of practice open to reporters this morning.

One concern for the Raiders' offense coming into training camp was getting Wisniewski caught up after the second-year lineman, moving from guard to center this year, missed all offseason workouts recovering from shoulder surgery. Wisniewski practiced up until the Dallas game, which he left after the Raiders' first drive, and has been out since.

Alex Parsons, who spent the past two seasons on the Raiders' practice squad, is playing first-team center. The Raiders are transitioning into regular-season mode this week, opening only a window of practice to reporters instead of the whole thing, so observations are going to be pretty limited.

Also out this morning: Jamie Cumbie (foot), Aaron Curry (knee), Jacoby Ford (foot), Zach Hurd (head), Rashawn Jackson (hip), Denarius Moore (hamstring), Richard Seymour and Ed Wang (shoulder). Not sure what Seymour's issue is, but he sat out Sunday's practice too for what head coach Dennis Allen termed a recovery day.

Quarterback Matt Leinart (right index finger laceration) was in pads and throwing. Darrius Heyward-Bey was practicing as well after being out Sunday. Safety Michael Huff has rejoined the team following the birth of his child.

-- Matt Kawahara
mkawahara@sacbee.com

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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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