August 8, 1992 |
Cornerback Lionel Washington, who ended his holdout Thursday, will not play during the Raider's first exhibition, today against the 49ers in San Francisco. But Washington is expected to play next Saturday when the Raiders face the Rams at Anaheim Stadium. Also sidelined tonight will be cornerback Sam Seale, who has a hamstring injury; fullback Steve Smith (pinched nerve) and offensive linemen Tony Rowell and James FitzPatrick (knee injuries).
September 10, 1994 |
Defensive end Scott Davis missed practice for the third consecutive day Friday because of what were termed "personal problems" by Coach Art Shell. Although he was not listed among those deactivated for Sunday's home opener against the Seattle Seahawks at the Coliseum, Davis is not expected to play. That will put further pressure on a defensive line already thin because of Howie Long's retirement and the release of Greg Townsend.
August 13, 1991 |
Quarterback Jay Schroeder really knows how to loosen a guy up. In the locker room before Monday night's game, which would mark the debut of rookie quarterback Todd Marinovich, Schroeder recounted to Marinovich the story of his NFL debut in 1985 with the Washington Redskins. "My first snap in the preseason, I threw an interception," Schroeder said. "My first snap in a regular-season game against Dallas, (defensive back) Dennis Thurman picked it off and ran it back for a TD."
July 6, 1991 |
Raider defensive end Greg Townsend had a clause in his two-year contract that allowed him to renegotiate if he was named to the Pro Bowl. Friday, Townsend cashed in on the promise by signing a five-year contract worth in excess of $6.6 million, his agent said. Townsend had the best season of his eight-year career last season, recording a team-high 12 1/2 sacks. He was named as a starter to the 1990 Pro Bowl team and was due to earn a base salary of $800,000 in 1991 before the renegotiation.
September 15, 1992 |
Raider right guard Max Montoya, a 14-year veteran and a key fixture in the offensive line, will be sidelined for four to six weeks because of a partially torn ligament in his right knee. Montoya was injured during Sunday's 24-21 overtime loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. "I don't need that," Raider Coach Art Shell said of Montoya's injury. "That's tough. That's tough."
September 23, 1994 |
The rivalry between the Raiders and the San Diego Chargers goes far beyond the playing field, considering that there are 13 members of the Raider organization who previously worked with the Chargers, including owner Al Davis and six assistant coaches. The most important former Charger heading into Sunday's game at the Coliseum, however, may be Raider first-year defensive coordinator John Fox, who spent the last two seasons coaching the Chargers' secondary.