The Las Vegas Raiders began the practice week in preparation of a big AFC West game against the division-leading Kansas City Chiefs (kickoff is 1:25 p.m. PT Sunday) without one their best players.
Defensive end Maxx Crosby didn’t practice because of a knee issue. It has happened before, but he is usually limited on Wednesday. It’s not known how serious the issue it is. Often, Raiders’ players play after not working on Wednesday. Rest could be a big part of it for Crosby, who rarely comes off the field. He has played every snap of six of the past seven games and he played in 97 percent of t
The Raiders aren’t practicing Thursday because the players are off for Thanksgiving. So, the extra day of rest could help. Friday practices are usually lighter work outs.
Meanwhile, Las Vegas standout left tackle Kolton Miller practiced on a limited basis Wednesday. He missed the past two games with a shoulder injury. Tuesday, Raiders interim head coach Antonio Pierce said Miller is trending in the right direction in terms of playing against Kansas City,
Safety Marcus Epps was limited Wednesday. He left Sunday’s game in Miami with a neck injury and didn’t return. It’s a good sign that he was able to work some Wednesday,
For Kansas City, receiver Mecole Hardman didn’t practice because of a thumb injury,