Hue Jackson hasn't wavered from his stance that the Raiders are showing progress in terms of injuries, but that has yet to manifest itself on the practice field.

Nine players didn't practice Wednesday, including running back Darren McFadden (foot sprain), wide receiver Jacoby Ford (foot sprain) and wide receiver Denarius Moore (ankle sprain).

McFadden was nowhere in sight as practice began, Ford was lightly jogging along the back line of the end zone, and although Moore was suited up, he ended up not practicing.

"We have that long list again, as we move through the week hopefully we'll get some of the guys off that list," Jackson said.

McFadden and Ford would seem to be the longest of shots to face Miami on Sunday, with Ford closer than the other two but still unlikely to play.

Quarterback Carson Palmer has yet to take the field with McFadden in the lineup, and while he's been impressed at how receivers have stepped up with Ford and Moore hurting, he can't help but think what it would be like to play with a healthy lineup.

"I have been so focused on other things, but it is exciting to play around with it and think about what it would be like to have McFadden and (Michael) Bush on the field at the same time, with Denarius and Jacoby and maybe Darrius Heyward-Bey -- there's a lot of speed and two real physical, fast guys," Palmer said.


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Other players who didn't practice were kicker Sebastian Janikowski (hamstring), running back Taiwan Jones (hamstring), defensive end Jarvis Moss (hamstring), defensive tackle Richard Seymour (knee), linebacker Rolando McClain (ankle) and quarterback Jason Campbell (collarbone).

Asked if Janikowski had regressed after his six-field goal performance against Chicago, Jackson said, "Maybe he kicked too many field goals. He'll be fine. I'm always going to be cautious with these players."

Players who were limited at practice were defensive end Lamarr Houston (knee), free safety Michael Huff (ankle), defensive tackle Tommy Kelly (toe), free safety Mike Mitchell (ankle), defensive end Trevor Scott (shoulder) and outside linebacker Kamerion Wimbley (hamstring).

  • Janikowski was named the AFC player of the month despite nursing a bad left hamstring throughout November. In four games, Janikowski was 10 for 11 on field goal attempts and scored 40 points. He was also the AFC special teams player of the month in September.

    The hamstring has affected Janikowski the most on kickoffs, where he had just four touchbacks in 24 kickoffs during November as opposed to 19 touchbacks in 34 kickoffs before the injury.

    "For him to suck it up and go out there, and take two steps on the kickoff and just try not to tear his hamstring in half and get his team in the right position, and get his defense set up with a longer field, ... guys recognize that and appreciate that," Palmer said.