ALAMEDA –- Raiders running back Latavius Murray tweeted “back to work (tomorrow)” late on Tuesday night.
He was referring to himself and the entire team. Murray was allowed to practice with his teammates on Wednesday, the first session preparing for Sunday’s game against the 49ers.
He’ll certainly be limited on the participation report, but it’s a positive step for a player who missed Friday’s work after failing a late section of the NFL’s concussion protocol.
Murray did not play in a 52-0 loss to the St. Louis Rams, when the offense could do nothing productive. The second-year pro had 112 yards and two touchdowns on four carries in the previous week’s win over Kansas City.
It’s uncertain if Murray has been formally cleared to play Sunday. The Raiders certainly hope he can, especially after the running seemed stunted without him.
Tight end Brian Leonhardt was out of practice after suffering his second concussion in as many weeks on Sunday. There’s a solid chance he could end up on season-ending injured reserve.
Right tackle Menelik Watson missed Wednesday’s work with injury. Khalif Barnes took first team reps for Watson, with Gabe Jackson back at left guard.
Interim head coach Tony Sparano will update Raiders injuries after Wednesday's practice.