Raiders-Chargers game moved to night 

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  • Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor, right, defensive back Chimdi Chekwa (35), and punter Marquette King (7) sit on the bench during the fourth quarter of the Raiders' 24-14 loss to the Washington Redskins in an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Oakland, Calif.
This weekend’s game between the San Diego Chargers and Raiders has been moved to a night game because of the baseball playoffs.

The Raiders said Monday that kickoff for Sunday’s game will be at 8:35 p.m. instead of the originally scheduled 1:25 p.m. game time.

The reason for the switch is the A’s are playing Game 2 of their AL Division Series on Saturday night and it takes too long to convert the Coliseum from baseball to football to play an afternoon game. The Raiders are the only NFL team that still plays in a stadium shared by a Major League Baseball team.

The game will be televised by NFL Network instead of CBS.

Injuries piling up: The Raiders head into preparations for Sunday’s game against the Chargers with uncertainty at four key offensive positions. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor is still recovering from a concussion that kept him out of Sunday’s loss to the Washington Redskins.

Running back Darren McFadden, fullback Marcel Reece and center Stefen Wisniewski are also nursing injuries from the game and coach Dennis Allen said Monday it was too soon to determine their status for this week.

Reece underwent an MRI on Monday, while McFadden and Wisniewski did not need further tests. Allen said he does not expect McFadden to miss much time, if any, and that Reece does not need surgery on his knee but offered few other details.

Rashad Jennings took over much of the running load and gained 45 yards on 15 carries while catching eight passes for 71 yards in his most extensive action this season.

Holmes returns; Wide receiver Andre Holmes returned to the Raiders after serving a four-game suspension for violating NFL rules on performance-enhancing substances. The Raiders have a one-week exemption before needing to make a move to add Holmes to the 53-man roster. He can practice this week and could play Sunday if activated by 1 p.m. Saturday.


Raiders vs. Chargers

WHEN: Sunday, 8:35 p.m.

WHERE: Coliseum, Oakland

TV: NFL Network


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