Oakland Raiders head coach has a long injury list to deal with for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The team will likely miss Khalif Barnes and Shawntae Spencer for another game at tackle and defensive back respectively. But one player the team could count on having back, if they want, is linebacker Aaron Curry.
Curry has been out this season on the Physically Unable to Play list (PUP) but he is now eligible to return. He started practicing last week, and the Raiders have to make the call soon. It could help bolster a defense that's already struggling a bit with minor injuries to Richard Seymour and others.
"He's been out here practicing, he's been taking reps with the defense," Allen said. "We don't have to make that decision until Saturday so I'm going to wait until then to make that decision."
Curry appeared in 11 games last season for Oakland after coming over from the Seattle Seahawks. He has yet to appear in a regular season game for the team in 2012.