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Losing Ronald Curry Not a Major Blow

Losing Ronald Curry to a torn Achilles injury for the second straight year is a definite blow to the Raiders' offense but not as big as some might think. Jerry Porter is showing signs that he's nearly back to 100 percent health and Doug Gabriel, out since the third week of the preseason, is due back this week. Oh yeah, and they also have that guy Randy Moss.

Curry pulled up lame late in the fourth quarter of Oakland's 23-17 loss to Kansas City last Sunday. The talented wideout, who was the Raiders leading receiver a year ago before suffering a similar injury, was hurt while running a short pass pattern. No one came into contact with Curry when he suddenly felt something give in his left leg. While team officials and coach Norv Turner held out...

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