Practice Recap - December 3

The Raiders returned to the practice field on Wednesday afternoon, officially beginning their on-field preparation for their Week 14 match-up with the crosstown rival San Francisco 49ers.

The two teams last met in 2010 when San Francisco edged the Raiders 17-9.

Although Jonathan Dowling, Brian Leonhardt and Menelik Watson did not participate in practice due to injury, Latavius Murray was back after passing the final step of the concussion protocol.

Photos from the Raiders Week 14 Wednesday practice - December 3, 2014.

"I feel good," said Murray. "I feel real good. It felt good to be out there, so I'm excited. I'm excited about this weekend and the opportunity we have."

After an impressive performance in the Thursday Night Football win over the Kansas City Chiefs, Murray said that it was hard watching Sunday's game from home, but that he's excited to pick up right where he left off prior to his concussion.

"Obviously, I want to put together a running game like we did against Kansas City, but again, a different team, a different week, so we'll see how it goes," he said. "We know we have to put together a game like that to help the offense out, so we're going out there, we're working hard, we're practicing hard and we're ready to go get them."

Although Murray only has 14 carries on the season, QB Derek Carr is excited about having the second-year running back healthy and able to contribute in the running game once again.

"He's done a great job of staying the course and staying positive," Carr said. "He's going through a little adversity on top of what our team is going through, so to see him just stay positive and keep working through it has been awesome to see because it says a lot about him and his character. I will be excited to see obviously what he can do obviously with more touches. Hopefully it's more 90-yard runs."

Murray is hopeful for that as well, and is eager to show that he's capable of earning increased carries.

"I'm ready to show that," he said. "I'm ready to show I can handle a workload of carries, so there's no pressure for me at all. I know what I'm capable of and so however many carries I get or however many plays I get, I just have to make sure I go in there and perfect them."

Murray and the Raiders return to practice tomorrow and will then face off against the 49ers on Sunday at Coliseum.

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