Allen: 'I thought we had one of our better weeks of practices'
Tyvon Branch (right) practiced Friday for the first time this week on a sore ankle. Coach Dennis Allen said he will be a game-time decision. (USA TODAY IMAGES)
ALAMEDA -- For the first time this season, the Raiders did not officially declare a player "out" two days before kickoff.
The closest to it was the injured duo of strong safety Tyvon Branch, who practiced Friday for the first time this week on a sore ankle, and defensive tackle Richard Seymour, who has missed the past five games with a hamstring and knee issue but was making progress this week until suffering a setback Thursday. Both players were listed as questionable to play in the Raiders' 2012 home finale against Kansas City.
Coach Dennis Allen said they would both work out Sunday and be gametime decisions, even if Seymour did not practice and Branch was limited in practice.
"It's feeling good," Branch said of his ankle. "Feeling better. It's one of this things where you just hope it feels great by the time the game comes around…I want to play but that's coach's decision.
"We just want to go out there and compete hard and play hard and get a win. Anytime you play at home, you want to get a win regardless of what point of the season it is and we just want to go out there and play hard for our fans."
The Chiefs, meanwhile, declared receiver Dwayne Bowe out with injured ribs.
Following, then, is the Raiders' Status Report for Sunday's game against Kansas City…
SS Tyvon Branch (neck/ankle), DT Richard Seymour (knee/hamstring).
RT Khalif Barnes (triceps), DE Jack Crawford (toe), CB Michael Huff (wrist), RB Darren McFadden (ankle), S Mike Mitchell (neck).