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.

33 responses to “Raiders lose safety to hip surgery, Schilens to knee injury

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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!!

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

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

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

  10. 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!
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    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.

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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….

  16. 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.

  17. 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!

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. @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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