The Raiders have sold out consecutive home games for the first time since 2008, thus lifting the local television blackout for the matchup Sunday against the New England Patriots.
"It's tremendous," coach Hue Jackson said Thursday. "It means the fans are beginning to truly like and understand what we're doing here. I thank them for that. Our players do and our organization does.
"Now we need to go out and play Raider football the way we know we can play and give them something to keep screaming about."
The last time the Raiders had consecutive sellouts was Nov. 30, 2008, a 20-13 loss to Kansas City, and a 49-26 loss to New England two weeks later.
The two sellouts equal the combined total of the two previous seasons, with the Raiders being televised locally last Nov. 7 against Kansas City and in the 2009 season opener against San Diego.
"I'm not going to say it's a bad sign," Jackson said. "Obviously we're being overly cautious." Also missing practice were defensive end Matt Shaughnessy (shoulder), cornerback Chris Johnson (hamstring) and fullback Marcel Reece (ankle).
Safety Mike Mitchell practiced for the second straight day after being out more than two months rehabbing a knee injury. He could have a role against a New England
"I'm still holding back until I need to turn it loose," Ford said. "I'll wait until I get to the game and just turn it loose. I'll push it a little bit, though, just to see where I'm at."
"I could have picked between (Leonhard) and Bart Scott, but Bart Scott was too far ahead and Jim Leonhard was in the wrong spot," Satele said.