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September 12, 2012
McClain, Jones on Raiders' injury report

ALAMEDA -- Linebacker Rolando McClain tweaked his ankle in the second half of the Raiders' loss to the Chargers on Monday night, and it was sore enough to keep him out of practice today. Head coach Dennis Allen termed McClain "day-to-day," and McClain was vague when asked when he expects to be back.

"We shall see. We'll see," he said. "It's not as bad as last year, but we'll see."

Also not practicing today for the Raiders were running back Taiwan Jones (ribs) and long snapper Jon Condo (concussion), along with receiver Jacoby Ford (foot) and cornerback Ron Bartell (shoulder), who will both be out for a while. Receivers Juron Criner (ankle) and Denarius Moore (hamstring), center Alex Parsons (shoulder) and defensive tackle Richard Seymour (knee) were listed on the team's injury report as limited in practice.

For the Miami Dolphins, running back Daniel Thomas (concussion) and defensive end Tony McDaniel (knee) were held out of practice today, while receiver Anthony Armstrong (hamstring), linebacker Jonathan Freeny (thumb) and defensive end Randy Starks (groin) were limited.

* Though Moore was limited, quarterback Carson Palmer said the receiver "looked like the Denarius of old." Moore probably could have played Monday, but the Raiders held him out in the interest of making sure he recovers for the long haul. Moore, who said today that he's "ready to rock" this week, said he felt that was the right call.

"It is a long season, so you have to think about the season and not just one game, and that's what he was doing," Moore said. "And so I agree with him."

* Long snapper Nick Guess, whom the Raiders signed to the practice squad today and who will handle long snapping duties Sunday if Condo isn't cleared to return from his concussion in time, said he got a call yesterday afternoon around 3 p.m. for a 7 a.m. tryout this morning, where he was chosen over five other snappers.

-- 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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