Photos from the Raiders Week 12 Wednesday practice - November 19, 2014.
Today the Raiders wrapped up their on-field preparation for their Thursday Night Football match-up with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Following practice, Interim Head Coach Tony Sparano gave the team's injury report and officially ruled out David Ausberry, TJ Carrie, Jonathan Dowling and Carlos Rogers for tomorrow's contest. He also listed Gabe Jackson as questionable, and said that the wet weather could play a part in whether or not the rookie plays against Kansas City.
"Yeah, sometimes that comes into play," Coach Sparano said. "It's something that you've got to take into consideration. He really hadn't done a whole lot of, again, fast-speed running with the week being the way the week was. It comes into play a little bit."
Rookie DT Justin Ellis spoke after practice, and in addition to discussing the challenges of the short week, he talked about what aspects of his game he has improved on throughout his rookie campaign.
"Block recognition," he said. "That's one of the things that at the beginning, that's one thing I had to work on, because it was fast coming from college to the NFL. My block recognition is getting better."
Ellis and the Raiders take on the Kansas City Chiefs tomorrow night on Thursday Night Football, and in addition to the game, Raiders Legend Ray Guy will receive his Pro Football Hall of Fame ring during the halftime festivities.
Kickoff at O.co Coliseum is scheduled for 5:25 p.m. PT.