Sep 29, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) looks on against the Washington Redskins before the game at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Terrelle Pryor, Marcel Reece, Menelik Watson, Andre Holmes return to Raiders practice Wednesday


Darren McFadden’s injury concerns may have continued on Wednesday as McFadden, who strained his right hamstring in Oakland’s 24-14 loss to Washington, was not on the field at the start of practice Wednesday as the team began preparations for the San Diego Chargers.

But the Raiders did get two of their biggest offensive weapons back on Wednesday.

Quarterback Terrelle Pryor was back running the first-team offense after sitting out Sunday’s game with concussion symptoms. ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez reported after the Raiders media window closed

Gutierrez also reported Pro Bowl fullback Marcel Reece, who left Sunday’s game with a left knee sprain, was back on the field, as were rookie left tackle Menelik Watson (right knee) and defensive end Jason Hunter (quad). It is Watson’s first practice since undergoing surgery just before the season opener and his return would give the Raiders offensive line a huge boost.

Center Stefen Wisniewski (right knee), rookie defensive tackle Stacy McGee (shoulder) and safety Charles Woodson who could have been given a “veteran day” were all missing from Wednesday’s practice.

Wide receiver Andre Holmes, who served a four-game suspension for failing a PED test, was practicing with the team for the first time since the exhibition season. The Raiders have a week to decide how they will free up Homes on the roster. Holmes impressed during preseason for the Raiders so it is likely that he will crack the team once the Raiders are forced to make a roster move to fit Holmes into the 53 man roster.

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  • Bob

    Who doe Holmes replace on the field? Criner has been inactive and would be the logical cut. Does he get Ford’s reps in games?

  • Phil Mokate

    I say cut McCants back to the squad or Barnes gets a plane ticket the hell out of Oakland. We need all the receivers we can and that would mean we have 6. Criner has been discussed being cut. He has not produced but is in his 2nd year. Holmes was the go to guy for Pryor in camp and has playmaking ability. He would be huge asset as a wide out since were not getting much production. Flynn is also been demoted by watching McGloin take all the snaps with the second team.

  • cerrone sanchez

    so much of a relief to have them back in practice, just win on Sunday.

  • Silvia Arredondo

    So happy! We have a bigger chance to win with T.P, Reece, and Hunter making big plays on defense too.

  • Phil Mokate

    Yes and no, they both play the slot but Ford is more versatile