Raiders Mid-Week Wrap

Practice notes and team news heading into week three of the 2003 NFL season.

--Shane Lechler's punting (52.2 average) has been spectacular, so much so that Bill Callahan commented that he was outkicking his coverage.
   "No," said coverage man Ronald Curry. "We have it set in our minds that there is no such thing as outkicking the coverage. Some people can say he does, but we know Shane is going to boom it out there. We don't want him to change the way he is kicking to accommodate us. We just have to get on our high horse."
   --Kick returner Ronney Jenkins did not practice Wednesday and is deemed questionable for the Broncos. If he is not able to go, his place could be taken by one of two rookies -- Justin Fargas or Doug Gabriel.
   --The free safety situation continues to be an issue. Cornerback Terrance Shaw will work at both positions after starting last week. Anthony Dorsett, unable to play last week due to a sprained ankle, was only able to do individual workouts in practice Wednesday. He would start if he is ready, otherwise Shaw would again take that spot with Phillip Buchanon at right cornerback.
   -- FS Rod Woodson was doubtful according to the team's injury report but Woodson doesn't think there is any chance he will play after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on Sept. 9.
   -- WR Jerry Porter confirmed that doctors were estimating his recovery time from double hernia surgery at 6-to-8 weeks, which would get him back in November. He will have stitches removed Saturday but for now is being told not to strain and risk damaging the surgical wounds.
   -- S Anthony Dorsett (ankle) still had not practiced with the team as of Wednesday but was optimistic he could make it back given the extra days' recovery time with a Monday night game coming up. His official status is questionable.
   -- FB Chris Hetherington (hamstring) did not practice but is doing some light running and expects to be practicing by the weekend. he is listed as questionable.
   -- DT Dana Stubblefield (ankle) did not practice but will probably be on the field for the major practice days, Thursday and Friday.
   -- DE Sam Williams (knee) is practicing again but may not be active at Denver.
   -- DE Trace Armstrong (finger dislocation) was not on the team's injury report. He finished the Cincinnati game.

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