Photos from the Raiders Week 15 Friday practice - December 12, 2014.
The Raiders wrapped up their on-field preparation today for their Week 15 contest with the Kansas City Chiefs. After heavy winds and rain forced the team to practice off-site on Thursday, the Silver and Black were back to work at their Alameda facility today.
Following practice, Interim Head Coach Tony Sparano gave the daily injury report and ruled out Larry Asante, Brian Leonhardt, Denarius Moore and Menelik Watson for Sunday's game in Kansas City.
Arrowhead Stadium is regularly regarded as one of the loudest environments in the league and Coach Sparano is excited for the challenge that it's going to present to his team on Sunday.
"The environment is great," said Coach Sparano. "It's a great place for football. They have passionate fans just like ours and they get after it down there. It's a loud place, as you know, it's really a tough place to play and you never know what you're going to get weather wise out there."
Rookie G Gabe Jackson will make his first trip to Arrowhead this weekend and is also looking forward to the trip.
"I'm very excited," Jackson said. "Any time you get a chance to get into an environment that's like that, you try to take advantage of it and just try to silence the crowd."
While there was an alternate plan in place to move practice if the weather called for it, Coach Sparano was pleased that the team was able to practice outdoors on Friday.
"It was good for us to be able to throw, catch and do all those things with the wet ball out there today too," he said. "It wasn't bad. Our guys don't mind practicing in that. This is a pretty easy group."
The Raiders fly to Kansas City Saturday morning and have meetings scheduled for tomorrow night before they take on the Chiefs Sunday.
Kickoff is scheduled for 10 a.m. PT.