Setback for Schilens
Maybe the thunderous press release was a little premature.
Raiders wide receiver Chaz Schilens did not finish practice Friday and is now questionable to make his season debut Sunday against the Jets, coach Tom Cable said after practice Friday.
He got a little sore today," Cable said. "We don't know if there's anything wrong. Right, at this point, we may know something this afternoon or tomorrow, exactly what our plan will be, but a little sore today. So we shut him down."
Schilens was out 10 weeks after breaking his foot and undergoing surgery Aug. 18 in training camp. He expected to be back by Week 2 but learned his particular injury was slow to heal.
If Schilens does play, he will share snaps with rookies Darrius Heyward-Bey and Louis Murphy. The three were mixed and matched in the starting lineup during the week.
"– Defensive end Richard Seymour did not practice because with a stomach issue similar to the one which caused tight end Brandon Myers to miss two days of practice. Myers practiced Friday and Cable said he expects Seymour to be fine Sunday.
– Players listed as out for Sunday are LG Robert Gallery (broken fibula), RB Darren McFadden (knee), T Cornell Green (calf) and LB Ricky Brown (ankle). DE Greg Ellis (knee) did not practice and is listed as questionable but is expected to play."
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Uh oh. Having Chaz back for Sunday would be huge so hopefully he's cleared to play.
Rumors of Chaz Schilens's return may have been premature
Posted by Josh Alper on October 24, 2009 10:45 AM ET
The Raiders expected wide receiver Chaz Schilens would make his debut against the Jets in Oakland this Sunday.
Those expectations were dealt a blow during Friday's practice, however, when Schilens was unable to finish the session because of soreness in his left foot. That's the same foot he had surgery on three months ago, and this was the first full week of practice for Schilens since the operation. He's now listed as questionable for the game.
Schilens had been splitting time with the Raiders' rookie starters Darrius Heyward-Bey and Louis Murphy, and the plan was for the trio to split time as targets for JaMarcus Russell's heaves down the field.
Also listed as questionable for the Raiders are defensive ends Greg Ellis and Richard Seymour. Ellis was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday with a knee injury, but sat out Friday's session entirely. A stomach bug kept Seymour out of practice Friday, although coach Tom Cable said he expects him to play on Sunday.
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