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Practice Recap - October 29

Photos from the Raiders Week 9 Wednesday practice - October 29, 2014.

The Raiders returned to the practice field on Wednesday afternoon for the first time since their game against Cleveland last Sunday.

The Silver and Black came back to the West Coast relatively healthy, although David Ausberry, Vincent Brown, Keith McGill and Carlos Rogers did not participate in the day's on-field activities. After sustaining a back injury on Sunday against the Browns, TJ Carrie appeared to have no lingering issues and was a full participant at practice.

While the Raiders haven't found the type of success they would like through the first part of the 2014, there have been two consistent bright spots - rookies Khalil Mack and Derek Carr.

Through their first seven games, Mack has emerged as one of the Raiders best defenders against the run, and Carr has thrown for 1,517 yards and nine touchdowns, including a career-high 328-yard performance last week against the Browns.

The impressive performances by the pair of rookies have not escaped the eye of Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll who spoke highly of the duo during a conference call on Wednesday with local media.

"He jumps off the film," said Carroll when talking about Mack. "Every one of our coaches, when they break up and start looking at the Raiders and taking seriously what they're doing well, everybody comes back talking about him. He's almost unblockable and he's got a great motor. He's fast, he's tough, he's instinctive."

Carroll, who's familiar with starting a rookie quarterback, also spoke glowingly about Carr and the way he has produced during his first NFL season.

"He's done a lot of marvelous stuff," he said about Carr. "He's shown touch, he's shown strong arm stuff, he's shown way down the field stuff, he's moving well and he looks very comfortable. He looks like a terrific prospect for the years to come and he's on it right now, he's got great numbers for the situation and I'm thinking he's darn good."

After practice, Carr held his weekly press conference, and in addition to speaking about last week's game, he also responded to the remarks that Carroll made about him and his fellow rookie.

"For someone like Coach Carroll to say something, I don't even know what he said, but the way you're saying it, it must have been really nice," said Carr. "For him to say something, that's awesome. I appreciate it and it fires me up for what we can do now. Also, we're both rookies and we're going to have long careers and hopefully a really long time in Oakland."

Carr, Mack and the rest of the Raiders head back to the practice field tomorrow afternoon at their Alameda facility in preparation for Sunday's game against Carroll and the Seahawks in Seattle. Be sure to check back to for coverage from the field and Offensive Coordinator Greg Olson and Defensive Coordinator Jason Tarver's weekly press conferences.

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