Robbins may be gone

Barret Robbins made his preseason debut against the San Francisco 49ers, but how much longer he remains on the Raiders roster is up for debate. Robbins is third on Oakland's depth chart and head coach Bill Callahan said he isn't sure the team can keep three centers in the regular season. <BR><BR>

''I don't really know if we'll be able to do that at this point,'' said Callahan. ''As we move along there's going to be some opportunities to look at some things. I'm not in a hurry to make any decisions right now.'' Robbins spent a good portion of training camp rehabbing from offseason knee surgery. When he returned to practice Robbins found himself working with Oakland's second- and third-team offenses while Adam Treu and Matt Stinchcomb shared reps with the starting offense. Though Treu has started each of the Raiders first two preseason games, Stinchcomb has gotten the most extensive work of the three men. Robbins worked three series against San Francisco.

''He's going to take a little time to get his form back,'' said Callahan. ''When he was on the field I thought he did some good things. He was OK.

Anytime a guy gets back on the field after being injured, they're still going to be a little tentative. That's the main concern, that he can play on that knee.

''In my mind he doesn't look 100 percent yet, but he's going to compete.''

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