Raiders injury update: Wednesday, Oct. 8

The Raiders returned from their bye week with a new head coach, and even some new players.

Newly acquired wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins saw the practice field as a Raider wearing #85 on his jersey. Also newly acquired, linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong was donning the #57 Silver & Black jersey.

Linebacker Sio Moore appeared healthy as he looked to be a full participant in today’s practice. This is important with the Raiders having so many injuries at the linebacker position. Moore has missed the last two games after being injured against the Houston Texans.

With Nick Roach heading to the injured reserve causing him to miss the rest of the season, the Raiders signed linebacker Jamar Chaney. Chaney was on the field wearing #51.

Fullback Marcel Reece was also on the field and looked to be a full participant and unhindered by a quad injury. The Raiders need to find a way to incorporate him more into the offense, and the first step is having him healthy.

The real glaring injury is to right tackle Khalif Barnes, who didn’t look like he was participating today. If Barnes is unable to go, it will be second-year offensive lineman Menelik Watson stepping in at the right tackle position.

Derek Carr seems to have benefitted greatly from the bye week, looking almost completely unhindered by the injury when going through drills today. Head coach Tony Sparano wouldn't say if Carr would play on Sunday, but Carr said it would take a lot to keep him out. He also said that he wouldn't wear a brace if he does, that he would just tape up like he usually does.

Cornerback D.J. Hayden was seen working on the side field and looked pretty healthy, making nice cuts on his surgery-repaired foot.

The official injury report as provided by the Raiders: OL Khalif Barnes (quad; DNP), QB Derek Carr (ankle/knee; limited), CB Keith McGill (groin; limited), LB Sio Moore (ankle; limited), FB Marcel Reece (quad; limited).

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