Raiders Tuesday Tidbits

News and notes on the Oakland Raiders.

-- WR Jerry Porter apparently pulled himself out of the Tennessee game at halftime saying he could no longer function. Coach Bill Callahan has concluded that Porter and trainer Rod Martin jointly came to the decision that he not play further. The coach made it clear it was not a decision that went through him. "I don't know," Callahan said. "My understanding of the injury is that he is capable of playing. What his status will be for this game is still undetermined at this point. I'm very concerned."
   -- DE Sam Williams (knee) was expected to get the green light to face Cincinnati after missing the exhibition finale and the regular season opener.
   -- If Jerry Porter and Ronald Curry cannot go against Cincinnati, it would likely mean rookie Doug Gabriel and Alvis Whitted would replace them on the active roster. Gabriel was inactive for the Tennessee game. Whitted was active but has rarely been called on to play from scrimmage during his two-year Raider career. He did play from scrimmage against Tennessee but no intended passes went his way.
   -- Coach Bill Callahan said C Matt Stinchcomb performed "very solid" in his first regular season start at center. However he qualified the assessment by saying the noise at the Nashville Coliseum affected nearly everyone on the offensive line.

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