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Rodney Hudson back at practice for Raiders

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Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday brought some good news for the Raiders -- they got starting center Rodney Hudson back on the practice field after he had missed last Sunday's game with a sprained ankle.

Hudson suffered the sprained ankle late in the team's week 9 game in Pittsburgh. Last week Tony Bergstrom stepped in and started at the center position in his place. Bergstrom was serviceable, though overall the Raiders offense did not play at the high level they had the three previous weeks.

Since the Raiders made him the highest paid center this offseason as a free agent, the 6-2, 300-pounder has been playing at a Pro Bowl level. He and Derek Carr have had begun to show great chemistry prior to the injury in wins over the Chargers and Jets.

Having Hudson available is a big plus for the Raiders who have lost two-straight and now sit at 4-5, trying to get back to .500 heading to Detroit to face the Lions this Sunday.