Jeremiah: Inside intel
Daniel Jeremiah grilled 20 NFL personnel officials about the 2012 season. Some of their insights might surprise you. More ...
Mathews participated in individual drills Monday, his first practice since breaking his clavicle Aug. 9. The injury came on Mathews' first carry of the preseason.
Practicing on Monday is a good step, it does not appear as though Mathews will be ready for the Raiders game if he is not yet cleared for contact.
If Mathews is out, veteran Ronnie Brown will get the start, with Jackie Battle, LeRon McClain and Curtis Brinkley also getting carries.