DENVER - OCTOBER 24: Defensive end Richard Seymour #92 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates while the Raiders 59-14 over the Denver Broncos while walking off the field with teammates Nick Miller #89 and Ricky Brown #57 at INVESCO Field at Mile High on October 24 2010 in Denver Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
The Raiders' defense may be without its heart on Sunday. Richard Seymour did not practice on Friday. His absence on Friday surprised Hue Jackson. Here is Jackson following Friday's practice, as quoted by Jerry McDonald:
I feel good about it, but we’ve still got to see. I was surprised he wasn’t able to go today, but that’s part of it. Again, we’re going to make sure we’re going to caution on the side of health for this football team.
Seymour has been routinely missing practices, but he has at least been getting one practice in before games. His absence would be huge in this game. John Henderson is viable replacement, but he can't play every snap, and with Des Bryant getting his playing time at DE these days, the Raiders D-line is a little thin.
Considering they are going against Adrian Peterson this is a bad game to be missing beef up front.
Also of concern is that McDonald reported that Huff had a bit of a setback, and this puts his availability in jeopardy for this game. Check out the full injury report, as found on NFL.com, after the jump....
|Oakland Raiders at Minnesota Vikings|
|Name||Position||Injury||Practice Status||Game Status|
|Chimdi Chekwa||CB||Hamstring||Limited Participation in Practice||--|
|Jason Campbell||QB||Collarbone||Did Not Participate In Practice||Out|
|Jacoby Ford||WR||Foot||Did Not Participate In Practice||Out|
|Chris Johnson||CB||Groin||Did Not Participate In Practice||Out|
|Darren McFadden||RB||Foot||Did Not Participate In Practice||Out|
|Richard Seymour||DT||Knee||Did Not Participate In Practice||Questionable|
|Manase Tonga||RB||Knee||Did Not Participate In Practice||Questionable|
|Michael Huff||S||Ankle||Limited Participation in Practice||Questionable|
|Michael Mitchell||S||Ankle||Limited Participation in Practice||Questionable|
|DeMarcus Van Dyke||CB||Hamstring||Limited Participation in Practice||Questionable|
|Sebastian Janikowski||K||left Hamstring||Did Not Participate In Practice||Probable|
|Kevin Boss||TE||Knee||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Matt Giordano||S||Quadricep||Limited Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Samson Satele||C||Knee||Limited Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Husain Abdullah||S||Concussion||Did Not Participate In Practice||Out|
|Anthony Herrera||G||Knee||Did Not Participate In Practice||Out|
|Chris Cook||CB||Not Injury Related||Out (Definitely Will Not Play)||Out|
|Erin Henderson||LB||Hamstring||Limited Participation in Practice||Questionable|
|Visanthe Shiancoe||TE||Hamstring||Limited Participation in Practice||Questionable|
|Cullen Loeffler||LS||Shoulder||Did Not Participate In Practice||Probable|
|Marcus Sherels||PR||Not Injury Related||Did Not Participate In Practice||Probable|
|Christian Ponder||QB||left Hand||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Michael Jenkins||WR||Knee||Limited Participation in Practice||Probable|