Practice Recap - December 24

The Raiders returned to the practice field on Wednesday for their second day of preparation leading up to their season finale against the Denver Broncos.

After missing Tuesday's session dealing with an illness, rookie QB Derek Carr was back in action.

Photos from the Raiders Week 17 Wednesday practice - December 24, 2014.

"A lot better today," Carr said when asked about he was feeling. "I got here early to work out and see how I would feel during that and after that and I felt pretty good."

Although Carr was back as a full participant, Vincent Brown, TJ Carrie, Chimdi Chekwa, Brian Leonhardt, Denarius Moore and Menelik Watson did not practice due to injury.

Interim Head Coach Tony Sparano was pleased that his starting quarterback was back on the field Wednesday, and heading into the last game of the season still hopes to see improvement from the rookie signal caller.

"I want to see us go into an environment that's an away environment, competitive environment, a playoff team, and see continued improvement out of the quarterback," Coach Sparano said. "He's been able to do that the entire season right now so that's what I want to see."

The Raiders will not practice tomorrow, but will return to the facility on Friday for their final practice of the season.

"Now it's time for them to spend some time with their families and get a chance to enjoy them," Coach Sparano said. "As I just told the team, the families – they go through an awful lot during the course of the season, make a lot of sacrifices, too. It's a great time for them to be able to do that. We'll get back to work on Friday."

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