Oakland Raiders Training Camp Report Day 11: Seymour, Gruden Return

Former head coach of the Raiders and current ESPN commentator Jon Gruden attended practice on Saturday, the final practice before the team plays the Cowboys on Monday night in their first preseason game.

Gruden's attendance marked his first time to Napa since Al Davis traded him prior to the 2002 season. Gruden will broadcast the game with Mike Tirico and Lisa Salters on ESPN and the team confirmed the game will be televised live locally. 

The Raiders practiced in shells and shorts for the second time this week and Richard Seymour (knee), Tyvon Branch (back) and Jack Crawford (foot) returned to action. Dennis Allen wasn't real pleased with the team's focus and tempo on Friday and what he got was a much crisper practice on Saturday morning with the offense and defense trading blows.

You would expect no pads to result in fewer injuries, but linebacker Mario Kurn and wide receiver Duke Calhoun both left practice with knee injuries that may be significant. Kurn limped to the field house after getting treatment from the medical staff, but Calhoun needed a cart to chauffeur him there.

That's in addition to the players already nursing injuries, such as the trio of players with injured hamstrings Denarius Moore, Taiwan Jones and Eddie McGee. Tight end Brandon Myers left practice on Friday, but Allen confirmed the test results were negative on his shoulder and the team will monitor his progress over the next few days.

Goodson (neck) is still out and Lechler is still on the non-football injury list with a knee injury. Aaron Curry is on the physically unable to perform list and is currently seeking treatment on his injured knee in the Los Angeles area. 

Crawford's status for Monday's game is a game-time decision and it would be surprising to see any of the players that didn't practice Saturday morning play.  

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