For the first time in his five-year NFL career, cornerback Terry McDaniel was named to the Pro Bowl.
McDaniel, who leads the Raiders in interceptions with four, was the third cornerback selected for the AFC team behind Rod Woodson of Pittsburgh and Gill Byrd of San Diego.
“I definitely appreciate it. . . . I’m glad to be noticed,” said McDaniel, who found out before Wednesday’s practice. “I’m happy it came, but I wish it was under better circumstances.”
The only other player named to the Pro Bowl from the Raiders’ 6-9 team was offensive guard Steve Wisniewski, who was selected for the third consecutive season.
(Complete Pro Bowl rosters on C8.)
Quarterback Jay Schroeder might start Saturday against the Washington Redskins, despite an injured right shoulder. Schroeder is listed as questionable, but Coach Art Shell said if he can throw without pain this week, he will start.
Second-year tailback Nick Bell will get his first start of the season. He will replace Eric Dickerson.