Feli­ciano might get an­other start

San Francisco Chronicle - - NFL - By Ann Kil­lion Ann Kil­lion is a San Fran­cisco Chron­i­cle columnist.

Right guard Gabe Jack­son, still nurs­ing a foot in­jury, re­mained lim­ited in prac­tice Thurs­day. But of­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor Todd Down­ing sounded con­fi­dent in Jon Feli­ciano, who re­placed Jack­son, if he is called on to start his sec­ond game in a row.

“Jon did a great job,” Down­ing said. “He brings a tenac­ity and ef­fort that I think a lot of teams would like to have. See­ing him out there and play­ing as hard as he did, and be­ing able to grasp the game plan and pre­pare as a backup cen­ter and a guard and be so well-rounded, showed his ver­sa­til­ity.”

Feli­ciano was part of the ef­fort Sun­day that helped the run­ning game gain more than 100 yards for the first time in three weeks.

Down­ing said the run­ning game was “a step in the right di­rec­tion . ... We’re ex­cited about the way that’s trend­ing.”

When asked if he was con­cerned about the of­fense, he said, “I wouldn’t call it con­cerned. I’d call it a con­tin­ued at­ten­tion to de­tail. We’re not con­cerned. Ob­vi­ously, we’d like to have bet­ter re­sults over the last three weeks, but it doesn’t change our be­lief or our re­solve in what we’re do­ing.” In­jury up­date: First-round draft pick Gareon Con­ley (shin) again did not par­tic­i­pate in prac­tice. Nei­ther did cor­ner­back An­to­nio Hamilton (knee), line­backer Mar­quel Lee (an­kle) and full­back Jamize Olawale (con­cus­sion). Among those lim­ited were quar­ter­back Derek Carr (back), line­backer Cory James (knee), tight end Lee Smith (knee), run­ning back DeAn­dre Wash­ing­ton (ham­string), re­ceiver Amari Cooper (knee) and David Amer­son (knee). Re­lief for Mex­ico: The Raiders joined the NFL, Pa­tri­ots and Steel­ers in con­tribut­ing a com­bined $200,000 to sup­port dis­as­ter re­lief ef­forts fol­low­ing last month’s earth­quake in Mex­ico City.

Oakland will host the Pa­tri­ots at Es­ta­dio Azteca on Nov. 19.

The money will go to the Banorte bank com­pany’s Fun­dación Banorte, which is in­volved with re­lief ef­forts. It will match th­ese do­na­tions dol­lar for dol­lar. The As­so­ci­ated Press con­trib­uted to this re­port.

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