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PRO FOOTBALL DAILY REPORT : RAIDERS : Players Given Weekend Off

October 01, 1994|LONNIE WHITE

After getting back to basics for four practices this week, the Raiders will not practice again until Monday because of their bye weekend. To make sure that his team returned next week ready to turn their 1-3 season around, Coach Art Shell gave the Raiders something to think about after Friday's practice.

"I told them to get away and reflect on where we are," Shell said. "To rest their bodies and come back Monday ready to go to work."

Punter Jeff Gossett followed Shell's advice by returning to Grapevine, Tex., to be with his family for the weekend. Gossett, who leads the NFL with a 47.9-yard average, planned to attend a high school football game Friday night.

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Quarterback Jeff Hostetler is only the 15th-ranked passer overall in the NFL with an 83.3 quarterback rating, but he leads the AFC in third-down passing. In four games, Hostetler has completed 19 of 31 passes for 270 yards and three touchdowns without an interception on third down. . . . Tim Brown is fourth in the AFC in receiving yards with 327 on 22 catches, and is third in the AFC in punt returns with 12.8 yards per return.

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