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Evening Oakland and Denver updates

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Here is a Friday evening update from Oakland and Denver:

In Oakland, veteran receiver Ronald Curry has regained his starting job. The initial plan was to shelve Curry for the rest of the season in order to develop younger receivers. But because of injuries, Curry is back in the mix.

Curry played well against Miami last week and will start against the Broncos, whom he has had success against in the past. It has been heavily speculated that this could be Curry's last season in Oakland. However, if he plays well down the stretch, Oakland could change its mind.

In Denver, rookie Spencer Larsen's busy week ended with him being fined by the NFL. The sixth-round pick was charged $5,000 for a leg whip against the Falcons.

Larsen made news in the game by becoming the first player in the NFL since 2003 to start both ways. He started at fullback and at middle linebacker. Larsen could play both positions again Sunday against the Raiders.