ALAMEDA – Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley was a limited participant in last week's practice prep, but wasn't able to clear the concussion protocol in time to play the Denver Broncos.
He worked every session this week, but did everything Friday. That's a positive sign, though he's still considered questionable to play Kansas City on Sunday.
He isn't all the way through the protocol.
"He has one more step, but today was a good sign," head coach Jon Gruden said. "But I can't comment any further than that."
Odds of Conley playing are better, but not set. The same can be said for defensive tackle Maurice Hurst, who has battled an ankle injury all month. He has missed two of the past three games, though he's trying to return for the season finale.
He has been missed on the inside, both as a pass rusher and run defender. Getting him back would help slow Kansas City's interior runs and improve a lackluster Raiders pass rush that has applied more pressure lately.
The Raiders won't have defensive back Montrel Meander available, though he hasn't been active since being signed off Cleveland's practice squad.
Here's the full injury report for both teams:
DB Montrel Meander (quadriceps)
DT Maurice Hurst (ankle)
CB Gareon Conley (concussion)
WR Sammy Watkins (foot)
S Eric Berry (heel)
CB Kendall Fuller (thumb)
RB Spencer Ware (hamstring)
RB Darrel Williams (hamstring)