Raiders' coach Tom Cable announced Wednesday that Schilens, who has not sniffed the field all year because of a knee injury but had at least returned to practice, has yet another different injury to his foot. The Oakland Tribune reports that Schilens has now aggravated the foot injury that caused him to miss the first six games of the 2009 season.
You almost forget the Raiders even have Chaz Schilens on the team. But in 2008, Schilens was the Raiders' leading wide receiver. They'd be a whole lot better this year if he was playing.
"The reason Schilens is an issue is that he’s shown so much promise in the limited amount of time he’s played," writes the Oakland Tribune's Jerry McDonald. "And because the Raiders are awful at wide receiver as a group and have been for years. The club actually put out a press release last year trumpeting Schilens’ return to the practice field, which probably hasn’t happened in the history of seventh-round draft picks."
Schilens is unlikely to play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.
Joe Kukura is a freelance writer who apologizes profusely and didn't realize you had meant to use that bottle of brandy for cooking.