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PRO FOOTBALL REPORT / WEEKDAY UPDATE : RAIDERS : Shell Waiting for Bo's Rocket to Land

October 12, 1990|CHRIS BAKER

Tailback Bo Jackson could be in the Raiders' camp as early as today. Jackson's contract requires him to report 10 days after baseball season ends. Since the Kansas City Royals played their last game on Oct. 3, Jackson doesn't have to report until Saturday, but the Saturday practice is the easiest of the week.

"His rocket will land sometime between now and Monday," Coach Art Shell said when asked when Jackson will arrive. "When? I don't know. They might not let him land because there's not a break in the weather."

Jackson isn't expected to play until Oct. 21, when the Raiders play the Chargers in San Diego.

Offensive tackle Bruce Wilkerson, sidelined since Aug. 18 with a partially torn ligament in his left knee, has returned to practice, but Shell doesn't plan to use him in Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks at the Coliseum.

Steve Wright, who replaced Wilkerson at right tackle in the Raiders' starting lineup, has been playing well, and Wilkerson, who had started 32 consecutive regular-season games before his injury, may have a tough time regaining his job.

Raider defensive tackle Mike Wise, who did not play in Sunday night's 38-24 loss to the Bills in Buffalo because of a sprained ankle, is questionable this Sunday. Wide receiver Jamie Holland (shoulder injury), linebacker Aaron Wallace (shoulder injury), running back Vance Mueller (knee injury) and safety Eddie Anderson (groin injury) probably will play.

Seahawk running back Derrick Fenner, who leads the NFL with eight touchdowns, is probable despite a toe injury.

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