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Raiders lose safety to hip surgery, Schilens to knee injury

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Watching Saturday night’s games, I couldn’t help but think the jinx-inducing thought that there hadn’t been many serious injuries in this first week of preseason games.

There was a lot of fear that injuries would spike with so little practice time, but for the most part players avoided major problems.

Unfortunately, Raiders safety Hiram Eugene was an exception. He underwent surgery for a dislocated hip on Saturday.  While the Raiders won’t talk about a timeline for his return, that sort of injury usually is season-ending.

Eugene was set to be Michael Huff’s backup this year.  He will earn $2 million in the first year of a four-year contract.

In news that won’t surprise Raiders fans, wideout Chaz Schilens is hurt again.  He had a healthy camp before hurting his knee Friday nigh and will now be evaluated on a “week-to-week” basis.  Starting wideout Jacoby Ford has been out with a broken hand.

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33 Responses to “Raiders lose safety to hip surgery, Schilens to knee injury”
  1. JackLeone says: Aug 14, 2011 10:08 AM

    I guess it’s time to give up on injury prone Chaz Schilens. Has this guy even played a full injury free season yet??

  2. peterfeldersnatch says: Aug 14, 2011 10:19 AM

    rg cooper carliale and rt klaife barnes are bad. swiss cheese comes to mind when thinking of them, they stink and full of holes. code black 2011

  3. savannahrose44 says: Aug 14, 2011 10:22 AM

    Lol Still think you’re going for a SB run raider fans?

  4. scudbot says: Aug 14, 2011 10:23 AM

    Hadn’t been many injuries? Name another season in which the first two preseason weeks coughed up 10 ACL tears.

  5. pacificnw7722 says: Aug 14, 2011 10:32 AM

    Sign T.O. to 1 year deal and be done with it.

  6. edmazeing1 says: Aug 14, 2011 10:34 AM

    Release chaz sign T.O!!!

  7. souldogdave says: Aug 14, 2011 10:45 AM

    Schilens is a non-entity.No-one should pin any hope on him, he is a loser.He has never played even close to a full season as far as I can tell.How many games has he played the last three years? Uh huh.He would be doing the Raider Nation a service by quietly retiring on an injury settlement.Instead, he will tease money from the team, like a stripper who pretends she’ll put out.

  8. goawayeverybody says: Aug 14, 2011 11:05 AM

    Chaz Schillens is injured? Boy, there’s a shocker for you, huh?

  9. raiderrob21 says: Aug 14, 2011 11:05 AM

    A back up safety or a WR that is/has never been on the field wont determine if we SWEEP our division AGAIN! WR is where we have the MOST DEPTH. Like all other teams, if you have a minor case of he common cold, Coach Hue is not putting you in the Preseason games. Bodies arent ready for it yet and no need to risk injury as a result of it. See you Haters in the playoffs! RAIDER NATION!!

  10. rundmc20 says: Aug 14, 2011 11:11 AM

    Yeah time to cut ties with Chaz. Every year it’s the same thing. I don’t even think the guy has ever made it past week 4.

    Denarious moore seems to be showing some promise so hopefully he can step up this year so we don’t have to waste money on a T.O.

  11. raiderraffeal says: Aug 14, 2011 11:20 AM

    It’s time to move on from Schilens. Great potential is worthless in the NFL if you can’t stay on the field… dump him now and pick up that DB Hayden!

  12. hitit49 says: Aug 14, 2011 11:20 AM

    Taylor Mays for a 7th?

  13. atwatercrushesokoye says: Aug 14, 2011 11:31 AM

    The Crypt Keeper will deal with these injuries the only way he knows how, by breaking out his stop watch and calling the fastest unsigned players he can find. Can they cover or tackle? Doesn’t matter as long as they have track speed! Catching ability? Highly overrated as long as they can try out for the olympic relay team!

    This team is due for a major record correction this year, it’s gonna fun watching them go 3-13 this year, starting on September 12th when the Broncos rush for 300+ yards on them and absolutely destroy them! Get ready Raider fan it’s coming!

  14. humb0lt says: Aug 14, 2011 11:40 AM

    Chillin’s was the best WR in the worst WR corps in the league. With Zach Miller also gone, the fades are gonna compete with the Donks for the division cellar.

  15. tatum064 says: Aug 14, 2011 11:54 AM

    savannahrose44 says:
    Aug 14, 2011 10:22 AM
    Lol Still think you’re going for a SB run raider fans?

    ===========================
    Sooner or later. Better 3 rings than NONE, Falcon fan.

  16. tatum064 says: Aug 14, 2011 11:56 AM

    raiderraffeal says:
    Aug 14, 2011 11:20 AM
    It’s time to move on from Schilens. Great potential is worthless in the NFL if you can’t stay on the field… dump him now and pick up that DB Hayden!
    =======================
    Hayden’s avail. but we need another safety…as for Schillens, this only means more playing time for DHB (cringe)

    Thank God Denarious Moore has been tearing it up. That kid looks like another Santonio Holmes.

  17. yallbetuckfards says: Aug 14, 2011 12:12 PM

    LMAO @ atwater!!!! Someone still sounds a little butthurt over gettin 59 dropped on them in 3 quarters!!

    You lames may not rush for 300 all season! And 3-13 by Oakland would still be 2-3 games better than the Mules will finish!!

    Child Please

  18. d3murf says: Aug 14, 2011 12:30 PM

    With Hue Jackson as the coach. I’m surprised T.J Houshmanzadeh hasn’t gotten a call. He made T.J. into a star in Cincy. I think he would be a grat underneath threat/Safety Blanket. Help fill the void left by the departure of Zach Miller.

  19. raider8er says: Aug 14, 2011 12:46 PM

    Chaz has got to go. The guy is too soft for the NFL.

  20. dizzle1016 says: Aug 14, 2011 1:00 PM

    I hear about how awesome Chaz is every year in training camp and every year he gets injured. What a bummer, good luck to him and sorry that no one will really see his talent.

  21. joetoronto says: Aug 14, 2011 1:00 PM

    Eugene will be missed on ST, not at safety.

    Chaz is worth keeping for at least the rest of the year, because he’s so talented.

    I’d hate to see him tearing it up with another team.

    dumbolt: Like usual, you have no idea what you’re talking about.

  22. nomoreseasontix says: Aug 14, 2011 1:34 PM

    Schilens is a non-factor. He’s only played in something like 12 games over 3 years. He’s close to reaching “Camp body” status.
    Hasn’t been much of a factor, and it doesn’t look like it’s gonna change soon.
    Cut him, move on.
    Next man up….

  23. Chairman Al says: Aug 14, 2011 1:44 PM

    joetoronto says: Aug 14, 2011 1:00 PM

    Eugene will be missed on ST, not at safety.

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    Looks like the Polish cannon needs to boot touchbacks every time. Considering he kicked it through the uprights on the first kickoff, losing Hiram this year may not be as bad as other years, ST speaking.

  24. bigjd says: Aug 14, 2011 1:58 PM

    Is Chaz Schilens related to Malcolm Kelley?

  25. jczein says: Aug 14, 2011 2:10 PM

    LOL @atwatercrushesokoye

  26. torturedraiderfan says: Aug 14, 2011 2:50 PM

    I like Chaz, but the guy is made of glass. Time to move on.

  27. txraiderfan says: Aug 14, 2011 3:01 PM

    Khalif (Queef) Barnes needs to be our swing lineman. He doesn’t have the mental toughness to be a starter. However, I was impressed very much with Barksdale. Heyer also made some nice blocks, but he was inconsistent. He would follow up a pancake with whiff. I think he should be moved to guard permanently. He doesn’t seem to have the feet to play tackle. Little Wiz didn’t do a bad job.

    As far as “Glass” Schilens, I would hate to just cut him because he has great potential, and he has to stay healthy for a whole season eventually… right?
    Even if he doesn’t (which he probably won’t) Denarius Moore looked as good as advertised.

    I would begin the first round of cuts with Walter McFadden. This clown couldn’t cover my grandmother!

  28. stackraider95 says: Aug 14, 2011 3:38 PM

    Release Chaz? Really? Its a small injury, he should be ready by week 1. He has potential to be a solid #1.

  29. ronlm says: Aug 14, 2011 6:28 PM

    Depending on the severity of the knee sprain, the healing time could be as little as 2 weeks, or 8 weeks and more. And really, Schilens’ issue isn’t the severity of this “current” injury, but that he simply hasn’t shown ANY ability to stay healthy. This injury he’s dealing with at present, occurred in the first pre-season game and the first time he touched the ball. That right there, and taking into account his injury history, is enough for me to say, enough is enough.

  30. mypuppyfarted says: Aug 15, 2011 4:58 AM

    It’s time to unload Chaz. The guy has lots of potential but just hasn’t been able to stay healthy. For his own good he should retire and let the Raiders use the roster spot on someone who’ll actually play a regular season game or two.

  31. radrntn says: Aug 15, 2011 11:33 AM

    Bo knows hip surgery……it was more then a season ending injury.

  32. radrntn says: Aug 15, 2011 11:36 AM

    btw, Chaz injury is not that bad….he will be ready week one, along with louis murphy, and DMC who did not play….should we cut them as well …get real nation.

  33. grimmlock42 says: Aug 16, 2011 5:21 AM

    @atwatercrushesokoye:

    Speaking of getting destroyed. How great was that beatdown we gave you up in Denver? 59 points after 3 quarters!!! I’ll send a text to coach Jackson and tell him to make sure our starters play all 4 quarters instead of 3. Easily could’ve put up a 70 point game on your donkeys.

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