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So much for Oakland Raiders head coach Bill Callahan's short practices.

The Raiders practiced Sunday afternoon for the first time since defeating St. Louis 7-6 Friday night. The team practiced for about 2-1/2 hours, about one hour longer than normal for the Raiders in training camp under Callahan.

"We had some rust to knock off in the last 24 hours," Callahan said. "We worked through it pretty good today. We did a lot of situational things – short yardage, goal-line, two minute."

Falling in line

            Center Adam Treu was the only starter on the Raiders offensive line that did not play into the second quarter Friday. Treu, who also handles the longsnapping duties, played six snaps while Matt Stinchcomb play about 34 snaps, Callahan said.

            Callahan added that Oakland would have a similar game plan against the San Francisco 49ers Thursday in a CrossBay matchup.

 Robbins still day-to-day

             Oakland Pro Bowl center Barret Robbins, who did not play against St. Louis, is still listed as day-to-day for Thursday's game at San Francisco.

Robbins, who has been practicing just one per day, is still recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his knee. Callahan added that Robbins would participate in Monday morning's practice, which would be a key determinant in his status for Thursday.

"I'm hopeful he can play in this game but I think tomorrow will be a big decision," Callahan said.

Quote of the Day

            "I've been saying it all along. He stands out. When you watch him work, he has that (Bill) Romanowski-like tempo. His effort and passion to get to the ball is relentless."


-- Bill Callahan on rookie defensive end Tyler Brayton

 Roster move

            The Raiders placed wide receiver Corey Parchman (dislocated shoulder) on injured reserve and added defensive end D.J. Bleisath, an undrafted rookie from Tennessee Tech.

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