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Practice Recap - November 7

Photos from the Raiders Week 10 Friday practice - November 7, 2014.

The Silver and Black put the finishing touches on their on-field preparation today as they held their final practice before Sunday's Week 10 match-up against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.

Following practice, Interim Head Coach Tony Sparano addressed the media and ruled David Ausberry, Chimdi Chekwa, Gabe Jackson and Carlos Rogers out of Sunday's game, and said that Vincent Brown, Keith McGill, Jamize Olawale, Justin Tuck and Kenbrell Thompkins were probable for the contest.

With 49 solo tackles, two interceptions and one fumble recovery, S Charles Woodson shows no signs of slowing down in his 17th NFL season, and Coach Sparano spoke about the high level of play from the future Hall of Famer.

"He really has played at an outstanding level," said Coach Sparano. "I'd love to drink from the fountain that he's drinking from. But he's played at a tremendous level right now, and really is getting better and better each week."

Woodson's impressive play on the field has also caused opposing coaches to take notice of the safety, and Broncos Head Coach John Fox spoke about the former Heisman Trophy winner earlier in the week.

"We have the utmost respect for him," Coach Fox said when asked about Woodson. "A Hall of Fame player, a Pro Bowl-type player. We believe he has a lot of football left and when you turn on the tape, you see that he does. They've been able to utilize him a little more as a down safety just because he is such a good cover guy. He understands the game and that's why he's having a tremendous year."

The Raiders have a formidable test coming up on Sunday as they go against the Manning-led offense of the Broncos. Another big game from Woodson would be a welcome occurrence.

Speaking after practice, Khalif Barnes said that regardless of the records, games against the division-rival Broncos are physical and ultra-competitive.

"It's an opponent game, and it's our next opponent," Barnes said. "If you're a man in this league and you're trying to get respect then it doesn't matter who you're playing and what the record is. That's how I'm approaching this game and I think that's how we're all approaching it."

The Raiders and Broncos square off at Coliseum on Sunday with kickoff scheduled for 1:05 p.m. PT.

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