EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Lamarcus Joyner was a limited participant in Friday's Raiders practice. That opens the door a crack for the veteran slot cornerback to play Sunday against the Jets.
He formally was designated questionable Friday on the team's official injury report. He'll travel out with the team, but don't take that to mean he's playing. It remains uncertain at this point if they can get Joyner back from a hamstring strain that kept him out of a victory over the Bengals.
"I'm not sure that he'll play," head coach Jon Gruden said, "but he'll be there."
Nevin Lawson will play the slot if Joyner is out for a second straight week.
Reserve tackle David Sharpe was ruled out with a calf injury, though starting right tackle Trent Brown was pulled off the injury report after being limited with a knee injury during the practice week. The same goes for center Rodney Hudson, still battling an ankle issue that kept him out against the Lions.
Gruden also said that new linebacker Preston Brown isn't ready to assume a role quite yet. He knows the system relatively well but still is adjusting to it and will take some time before jumping into Raiders game action.
"He's going to continue to learn our defense and put his spin on things," Gruden said. "In a few weeks from now, perhaps he'll be ready to go."
OT David Sharpe (calf)
CB Lamarcus Joyner (hamstring)
LB C.J. Mosley (groin)
S Matthias Farley (quadriceps)
CB Darryl Roberts (calf)
LB Paul Worrilow (quadriceps)
OL Chuma Edoga (ankle)
DL Henry Anderson (shoulder)
OL Kelvin Beachum (ankle)
LB Brandon Copeland (hip/thumb)
LB Neville Hewitt (neck/knee)
OL Alex Lewis (elbow/shoulder)
DL Steve McLendon (neck)
WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring)