Photos from the Raiders Week 13 Monday practice - November 24, 2014.
The Oakland Raiders returned to the practice field today for the first time since their 24-20 Thursday Night Football victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.
"Got the guys back out there today, after a couple days off," said Interim Head Coach Tony Sparano. "It was good to see them and pretty fresh out there today. Got a good little workout in, short, fast and getting on here to St. Louis, so, I'm looking forward to it."
WR Rod Streater returned to the practice field for the first time since sustaining a foot injury during Week 3, and Coach Sparano seemed pleased with what he saw from the third-year player.
"It looked like he [Streater] ran around pretty good," said Coach Sparano. "I know he was pretty excited to get back out there, so we'll see. We've got to be patient, we didn't really do a whole lot out there, but he looked good doing what he was doing."
Streater spoke about how happy he was to be back on the field with his teammates. "It felt good," Streater said. "A little winded out there just trying to get back in the flow of things, but it felt good being able to cut and run full speed. It felt good to be back out there with my team."
The Temple product had never suffered a major injury prior to this season. Being sidelined for an extended period of time presented some challenges.
"It's been hard," he said. "My teammates, family and my trainers have been keeping me up and keeping me positive, helping me through this. It's new to me, but I got through it and I feel like I'm ready to go."
During Thursday's win over the Chiefs, Larry Asante had seven combined tackles and a forced fumble and has proved to be a valuable asset to the Silver and Black. After being waived by the Raiders during the preseason, Asante is determined to make the most of his second stint in Oakland.
"Every opportunity I get, my mindset right now is just to capitalize and to just go out there and just showcase what I can do out there on the field," Asante said. "Whatever my role is from week-to-week, I'm willing to perform it. Special teams, defense, wherever coaches need me to play, that's where I'm going to play. I just want to serve and help this team win."
The Raiders players have their usual off day tomorrow, and will then return to the practice field on Wednesday to continue their preparation for their Week 13 match-up with the St. Louis Rams.