Starter at QB held under Kiffin's wraps

Lane Kiffin has told his team who will be the Raiders starting quarterback for Sunday's game against Detroit. But Oakland's head coach still isn't ready to go public with his decision and the players weren't doing much talking, either.

"I might have one for you Wednesday," Kiffin said in his only comments about the situation.

Daunte Culpepper wasn't saying anything, either. Josh McCown did talk to reporters but wouldn't tip his hand.

Heck, the Raiders still aren't even certain who their starting center will be, as well. Jeremy Newberry and Jake Grove have been splitting time with the team's first offense for the past month.

"I may have that one for you Wednesday, too," Kiffin said with a grin. "There's still some things to look at with that. We feel really good about both those guys."

Kiffin did announce that rookie tight end Zach Miller will start. The Raiders coach also said that Chris Carr will handle kickoff return duties while rookie speedster Johnnie Lee Higgins will handle punt returns.

Oakland did add three players to its practice squad: Wisconsin wide receiver Jonathan Orr, who was first to report worked out for the Raiders, tight end Daniel Fells from UC-Davis and Stanford linebacker Jon Alston.

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