NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Four days after indicating to the Tennessee media that running back Michael Bush was on target to play in the season opener, Bush was among Oakland’s inactive players.
Bush broke his left thumb Aug. 28 in a preseason game against San Francisco. He practiced on a limited basis last week. However, the thumb clearly wasn’t healed enough for Bush to catch the ball and block effectively. Darren McFadden will start for Oakland.
McFadden missed much of training camp with a hamstring injury, but he has been healthy of late.
Other Oakland inactive players of note are receiver Chaz Schilens, who may be a few weeks away from playing after having arthroscopic knee surgery in August, and rookie offensive lineman Bruce Campbell, who appears to be out because of a coach’s decision.
Here are the complete inactive lists for both Oakland and Tennessee:
QB Kyle Boller
RB Michael Bush
OL Bruce Campbell
WR Chaz Schilens
WR Nick Miller