Throwing football speculators for a loop, the Raiders made a trade Monday that did not involve Marcus Allen, Bobby Hebert, the San Francisco 49ers, Steve Beuerlein or Vann McElroy.
Instead, they sent reserve cornerback Dennis Price to the New York Jets for linebacker Alex Gordon in what amounts to a swap of injury reports. Price spent the last two weeks on the team's practice squad after a four-week stay on injured reserve with a chest injury. Price, a fifth-round pick from UCLA in 1988, spent most of last season on injured reserve.
Greg Bell's ankle injury puts him in question for Sunday's game against the Chargers. Coach Art Shell said it's possible that Bo Jackson will play against the Chargers. Jackson, who injured his shoulder this summer diving for a ball while playing left field for the Kansas City Royals, was cleared by Raider doctors Monday morning.
Defensive end Howie Long, who was supposed to be out six weeks after breaking a toe on his right foot against Seattle on Sept. 16, may return for Sunday's game.