McCown Sits, No Word on a Starter for Sunday

Raiders QB Josh McCown did not participate in team drills in practice WednesdayMcCown because of an injured right index finger and a sprained right foot, and his starting Sunday’s game in Denver appears to be very much in doubt. The QB hurt his finger on the last play of Sunday’s loss to the Lions, and Adam Schefter of NFL Network reported on Tuesday that McCown had suffered a slight crack in his index finger and could not grip a football on Monday at the Raiders practice facility.

“It’s pretty sore,” McCown said. It’s actually very sore. It’s kind of day to day and try to get back into it so I can get better at pushing off on it.” Raiders coach Lane Kiffin was not in the telling mood on Wednesday, as he did not tell reporters who would be starting Sunday on the road. It appears that all signs will point to Daunte Culpepper as the starter, as he was the number two going up against McCown in the preseason.

The injury is a tough break for McCown, as he threw the ball well for most of Sunday’s game vs the Lions. He went 30-for-40 for 313 yards and two touchdowns in a 36-21 loss. “I have great confidence in all our quarterbacks, especially the first two in Josh and Daunte,” Kiffin said. “As I said before, I feel both of them can put us in a situation to win.”


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