A sampling of Mother's Day gifts from the Raiders:
RAIDER NATION READY FOR MOM: Oakland Raiders fullback JON RITCHIE, a native of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, did not see his mom on Sunday but sent her a gift she can really dig into. "I sent her a plant every month for the next six months," Ritchie says. "Nice, big plants where she can go out and do a little gardening."
Two of Ritchie's teammates, guard FRANK MIDDLETON and quarterback MARQUES TUIASOSOPO, had special plans as well. Middleton sent his mom on a cruise to the Bahamas and Mexico, while Tuiasosopo traveled home to see his mother. "I took her out to dinner," he says, "and I'm sent her some pink roses."
New Raiders safety ROD WOODSON says the fun on Mother's Day is just staying home. After the family gives its gifts, "it's my turn to cook," says Woodson. "Whatever mom wishes to have. It's usually steak and potatoes."