ALAMEDA – The Raiders returned to practice on Monday following a three-day layoff. Running back Latavius Murray was not among them.
The dynamic big-play threat remains out due to a concussion suffered during Thursday’s 24-20 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs, a contest where he had 112 yards and two touchdowns on just four carries.
Murray must pass a series of tests as part of the NFL’s concussion related protocol before being cleared to practice or play. Interim head coach Tony Sparano would not divulge how far into the process he is.
The Raiders have another day off Tuesday before starting preparations in earnest for Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Rams.
“He’s involved in the middle of it, so we’ll see where he is by tomorrow and have a pretty good idea of what’s going on for Wednesday,” Sparano said. “As you know, these things can take time or they can be very fast, just depends on the player and the severity or any of those type of things.”
Other injury notes from Raiders practice:
-- Left guard Gabe Jackson missed Monday’s practice for personal reasons. His absence was excused. Jackson, who has missed three straight games with a knee strain, was a limited participant last week and there is optimism that he’ll be able to return for Sunday’s game.
-- Cornerback TJ Carrie returned to practice after missing last week’s game with ankle injury. The Raiders hope he can return against St. Louis as well.
-- Receiver Rod Streater returned to practice on Monday, his first session since suffering a fractured foot in a Week 3 loss to New England. The Raiders have 21 days to decide whether to activate him or place him on season-ending injured reserve.
-- Carlos Rogers (knee) and safety Jonathan Dowling (back) missed practice but did work on a side field.
-- Monday’s practice was not part of typical game week, so the Raiders did not have to submit a formal participation report. They’ll do so when practice resumes on Wednesday.