ALAMEDA – Raiders quarterback Derek Carr doesn’t wear a glove on his throwing hand. He had to later in Sunday’s victory over Carolina, to help support a right pinky dislocated in two places.
He used it again during Wednesday’s practice, but didn’t sport it during portions of Thursday’s sessions open to the press.
That’s a sign he doesn’t need the support enough that he could return to his bare hand.
It shouldn’t be an issue whether he wears one in Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills, considering he has practiced fully all week and played so well immediately after the injury against Carolina. He led the Raiders back in the fourth quarter, and was 11-for-16 for 149 yards, a touchdown and a pick after the injury.
The Raiders participation report remained static on Thursday, with defensive tackles Stacy McGee and Darius Latham, edge rusher Shilique Calhoun and cornerback DJ Hayden out with injury.
The Bills believe that receiver Sammy Watkins will be able to play despite a broken bone in his foot, though he may not have a significant role. Head coach Rex Ryan told reports in Buffalo he’s less optimistic about receivers Robert Woods and Percy Harvin playing against the Raiders.
Bills participation report
Did not practice: WR Robert Woods (knee), CB Ronald Darby (concussion), WR Percy Harvin (illness),
Limited practice: OG Richie Incognito (neck), DT Marcell Dareus (abdominal), RB Mike Gillislee (hamstring), LB Preston Brown (wrist), S Sergio Brown (hamsring), OG John Miller (shoulder), LB Lorenzo Alexander (aknle), OT Cordy Glenn (back), S James Ihedigbo (ankle), WR Sammy Watkins (foot), TE Charles Clay, WR Marquise Goodwin (wrist)
Full participation: LB Zach Brown (hand), QB Tyrod Taylor (groin)
Raiders participation report
Did not practice: LB Shilique Calhoun (knee), CB DJ Hayden (hamstring), DT Darius Latham (ankle), DT Stacy McGee (ankle)
Limited participation: CB David Amerson (knee), WR Michael Crabtree (ankle), C Rodney Hudson (knee), RB Latavius Murray (ankle), OG Kelechi Osemele (knee), LB Malcolm Smith (hamstring), LB Perry Riley Jr. (hamstring)
Full participation: QB Derek Carr (finger)