Raiders' Campbell expected to practice

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Oakland coach Hue Jackson got at least one bit of good news in the wake of the Raiders loss to the cross-bay rival San Francisco 49ers.

Quarterback Jason Campbell is expected to be back at practice today, two days after leaving the preseason game with a possible concussion.

Campbell took a knee to the head on a scramble play late in the second quarter and did not return to the game. He took concussion tests after the 17-3 loss Saturday night and Jackson said he thought his quarterback would return to practice today.

"It's a huge relief," Jackson said. "Anytime a guy goes out and needs to be checked, you want to make sure that the next day that everything is going to be OK. He's going to be well."

The news was not as good for tight end Kevin Boss, who has a sprained left knee after being hit by a helmet and will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis.

There weren't a lot of positives to take from the second exhibition game for the Raiders. The offense failed to score a touchdown and the defense got run over all night and couldn't get off the field.

The Raiders were outgained 402-214 in the game and allowed 239 yards rushing. While much of the damage came against reserves, the first-team defense also struggled to stop the Niners as Oakland is having trouble building the bully that Jackson has talked about ever since getting the head coaching job seven months ago.

"You don't build a bully overnight," he said. "You don't build a bully in two days or two preseason games. Don't get me wrong, these preseason games are very important and they all matter. But I know come September 12th, they truly matter and I think our team understands that we need to make some strides and we need to get better and we need to keep working. We're a work in progress."

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