Raiders cornerback Chris Johnson left the team after learning that his sister was murdered and his mother was shot in Fort Worth, Texas.
Police arrested Eugene Esters, 46, who was booked into jail on suspicion of murder and attempted murder in the death of Jennifer Johnson, 33, and the shooting of Della Johnson, 53, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Della Johnson is expected to survive, police told the newspaper.
Esters and Jennifer Johnson had a 21/2-year-old daughter who was not harmed.
"It's really tough. He's handled it like any man, or any brother or son would, and he's doing a good job, and he'll get himself back here and ready to play," Raiders coach Hue Jackson said.
Jackson said he expected that Johnson would play Sunday at Green Bay.
Johnson played extensively in a 34-14 loss to Miami after an infection related to surgery late in training camp for a sports hernia kept him sidelined since Week 3. He was optimistic about reclaiming his starting role.
"I'll probably talk to Chris when I leave here today," cornerback Stanford Routt said. "He knows our thoughts and prayers are with him."
Still no sign of running back Darren McFadden and wide receivers Jacoby Ford and Denarius Moore, all sidelined with foot injuries. McFadden appears certain to miss his sixth consecutive game. Ford has missed the past three games and Moore the past two.
The Raiders have been especially thin at wide
receiver, with Chaz Schilens missing practice after a foot injury against Miami. Jackson said Monday that he thought Schilens would be ready to go by Sunday.
"I've quit trying to put percentages or days or anything on it," Jackson said. "What I try to do with this football team is to keep us afloat and just keep playing. When those guys show back up, they're going to show back up."
Running back Taiwan Jones (hamstring) and quarterback Jason Campbell (collarbone) also did not participate.
Those who were limited at practice were tight end Kevin Boss (hip pointer), defensive tackle Tommy Kelly (toe), defensive end Jarvis Moss (hamstring), defensive end Trevor Scott (shoulder) and defensive tackle Richard Seymour (knee).
Jackson said the determination on who would and would not play would be based solely on health, and he wouldn't be hesitant to put a player on the field in freezing weather who was recovering from injury.
"Right now we need every guy that we can get back out here on this football team that can contribute and help us win," Jackson said.
Green Bay cornerback Charles Woodson was limited in practice after a concussion during a win over the New York Giants, and coach Mike McCarthy said in a conference call he expected Woodson to be cleared to play by Sunday.
Raiders middle linebacker Rolando McClain will have his pistol permit revoked after his arrest last week on four misdemeanor charges that included the illegal discharge of a firearm, according to the Decatur (Ala.) Daily.
The Raiders signed linebacker Carl Ihenacho (San Jose State) and running back Lonyae Miller (Fresno State) to the practice squad and released tight end Kevin Brock and linebacker Jeremy Leman.