NAPA — Quarterback Jeff Garcia practiced for the first time since Aug. 1 and proclaimed himself 100 percent healthy Monday.
He's missed most of training camp because of a strained right calf.
"It's frustrating because I'm with a new team," he said. "I want to show what I'm capable of to my teammates and show I have a strong work ethic and I'm excited about being here and I want to transfer my enthusiasm on to them and just go out and compete and practice."
Garcia remains the primary backup to JaMarcus Russell. If all goes well, he said, he expects to play against the 49ers on Saturday night. The deal that sent defensive end Derrick Burgess to New England for 2010 third- and fourth-round draft picks has turned into third- and fifth-rounders now that the Patriots have a fifth to give up. The Patriots and Raiders agreed to change the fourth-rounder to a fifth-rounder if New England acquired one before the draft next April. That happened Monday, when the Patriots acquired a fifth-rounder from Denver for versatile defensive end Le Kevin Smith. Players chanted, "Cable, Bumaye! Cable, Bumaye!" over and over during pre-practice stretching in response to reports Monday that coach Tom Cable allegedly punched defensive assistant Randy Hanson on Aug. 5. The chant was a takeoff on the fans who chanted "Ali, Bumaye" before and during Muhammad Ali's fight against George Foreman in Zaire in 1974. The translation of Bumaye means "kill him." Said cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, "I don't speak that language. I don't even know what they were saying, so, no, I can't translate it. But (running back) Justin Fargas started the chant." Former Raiders coach John Madden attended practice for the first time since he retired from broadcasting after last season.