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PRO FOOTBALL REPORT / WEEKDAY UPDATE : AROUND THE NFL : RAIDERS : Dyal Practices, Says Hamstring Is OK

Tight end Mike Dyal, who missed most of the season with a hamstring injury, hopes to play in the AFC playoff game Jan. 13 at the Coliseum.

After pulling his left hamstring Sept. 16 in the Raiders’ 17-13 victory over the Seahawks at Seattle, Dyal missed nine games before returning last month. But he pulled the hamstring again in a 23-20 victory over the Denver Broncos and sat out the last four games of the regular season.

Activated for the practice squad, Dyal practiced Friday and said he’s fit. “I’m going to keep working and I’m going to wait for the good word,” Dyal said. “Hopefully, I’ll get activated.”

Coach Art Shell gave the Raiders the weekend off. The team will resume practice Monday.

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