Raiders Monday notebook

Oakland Raiders Charles Woodson returned to the practice field Monday morning.

Woodson has been nursing a groin injury.

He practiced this morning," Oakland Raiders head coach Norv Turner said. "I don't know if he's 100 percent but he's better."

Wide receiver Carlos Francis continues to be sideline with a hamstring injury."

An animated Joe

Special teams coach Joe Avezzano has been known for his fiery personality but he had a few distinctive things to say in Monday morning's special teams session.

The tempo in one instance was not what Avezzano would have liked. He then barked, "What the hell do you think this is, the j---off drill!"

In another instance, tight end Teyo Johnson did not appear to line up correctly and Avezzano barked, "Teyo, you're dyslexic!"

Quick hit

Monday morning's practice sessions had referees.

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