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The physically unable to perform list (PUP) is down to one for the Oakland Raiders.

            Oakland removed backup cornerback Clarence Love, who had been recovering from an ankle injury, from that list. Love, who entered training camp last year as a longshot, became a valuable contributor after injuries hampered the Raiders at cornerback.

Still cautious with Buchanon, Asomugha

            The Raiders continue to take a careful approach with cornerbacks Phillip Buchanon and Nnamdi Asomugha. Buchanon continues to recover from a hamstring injury while Asomugha is still nursing a shoulder injury.

            "We're going to be patient," Raiders head coach Bill Callahan said. "If we slow him down in camp so be it. I just don't want to risk recurring injury."

Fulcher placed on IR

            The Raiders placed backup tight end Mondriel Fulcher on injured reserve for the second consecutive season.

            Fulcher had been placed on the physically unable to perform list (PUP) at the start of training camp with an abdominal injury. The fourth-year backup from Miami landed on IR last season with a knee injury.

Ring delivery

            Raiders Hall-of-Fame linebacker Ted Hendricks was in Cincinnati to deliver cornerback Tory James his AFC Championship ring, a Raiders spokesman said. James signed with the Bengals after Oakland released him in a salary cap move.

            Hendricks' next stop is Buffalo to deliver defensive tackle Sam Adams and wide receiver James Jett their rings. There's no word on whether the former Raiders Regan Upshaw (defensive end, Washington), Jon Ritchie (fullback, Philadelphia), Terry Kirby (running back, Tampa Bay) will have their rings delivered.


            WR Marcus Knight (hip), LB Donny Green (calf), LB Travian Smith (ankle) and DT Junior Ioane (knee) did not practice in the morning. … S Rod Woodson (knee) returned to the practice field.

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