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August 28, 2012
Parrish, Gordon on the practice field

ALAMEDA -- The newest member of the Raiders, receiver/returner Roscoe Parrish, is catching passes at practice this morning, wearing No. 18. Tight end Richard Gordon is also on the field. Gordon did not practice yesterday and was held out of the Detroit game with sore ribs.

Not practicing are receivers Denarius Moore (hamstring) and Jacoby Ford (foot), center Stefen Wisniewski (calf), defensive tackle Richard Seymour (knee), linebacker Aaron Curry (knee) and cornerback Pat Lee (back). Allen had said Lee might miss a couple practices with a sore back but should be ready to go Thursday at Seattle.

There was a little confusion yesterday about Seymour's ailment. It's officially tendinitis in his knee (not arthritis, as Allen said on Sunday's conference call). Seymour, though, reportedly said yesterday he's just feeling some standard effects of his long career.

A little more on Parrish: He only played in two games last season, catching one pass for 16 yards and returning five punts for an average of 9.2 yards, before suffering a season-ending ankle injury. The year before that, he missed the second half of the season with a wrist injury. It's not a great sign that he didn't make it through the first round of cuts in Chargers camp, but the Raiders need return help right now, and Parrish also brings some experience to the receiving corps, where Darrius Heyward-Bey was the only receiver not currently injured who has caught an NFL pass.

-- Matt Kawahara

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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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