Clady v. Seymour Part II

Oakland defensive end Richard Seymour says he didn't mean it, but an incident from the first meeting between the Broncos and Raiders surely hasn't eased tensions in the rivalry.

Seymour was flagged for a personal foul in the first game for pulling Broncos tackle Ryan Clady's hair at the end of a play. The Broncos were upset about the incident, which came in a blowout win for Denver in which Clady kept Seymour off the stat sheet for most of the game.

Seymour explained that Clady tried to get up from the ground and Seymour unintentionally grabbed his hair. That explanation didn't hold much weight in the Broncos' locker room.

"It's just how it goes in the trenches," Seymour said. "If you've been in the trenches you know what I mean. It's a dog-eat-dog world out there."

Clady doesn't usually speak with the media and didn't have anything to say this week. His teammates understand the longstanding nature of the rivalry, which has usually been heated, but still didn't like Seymour's actions.

"There's no part for that in football," tight end Daniel Graham said. "Try to keep everything clean between the lines. But it's Seymour and he's with the Raiders now, so you have to expect the worst."

PLAYER/PERSONNEL NOTES

--S Renaldo Hill was out of practice again with an ankle injury. It appears Hill, who calls many of the signals in the Broncos' secondary, will miss this week's game.

--S David Bruton was with the starting defense for the second straight day during the open period of practice. If Renaldo Hill, who has an ankle injury, misses this week's game, rookie Bruton could get his first NFL start.

--RB Correll Buckhalter missed his second straight day of practice with an ankle injury. He is likely to miss this week's game but could return for Denver's Week 16 game against his former team, Philadelphia.

--LB Elvis Dumervil returned to practice after missing Wednesday's workout with a toe injury. He appears set to play on Sunday.

--CB Ty Law missed Thursday's practice with a hamstring injury. Law hasn't been able to practice this week and would need to improve to play on Sunday. If he can't play, rookie Alphonso Smith would replace him as Denver's nickel cornerback.



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