• Menelik Watson tweaks knee at Raiders practice

    Summary of 8 articles · Updated Sep 6, 2013
    A calf injury cost rookie Menelik Watson almost all of training camp. Raiders left tackle Menelik Watson 's tweaked knee kept him out of practice Thursday, putting the rookie’s availability for Sunday’s season opener at Indianapolis in jeopardy. According to Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com, rookie Menelik Watson was held out of practice for a second straight day after tweaking his knee Wednesday. It’s the second injury Watson has dealt with since the start of camp as he also battled a calf injury that flared up after Watson started camp on the non-football injury list. But with Watson and Jared Veldheer out, the Raiders have only two healthy tackles in Barnes and Pashos. Barron hasn’t signed anywhere else since being cut, should the Raiders have interest in bringing him back, and the Raiders haven’t placed Veldheer on injured reserve with the designation to return, so there’s a way to open up a roster spot if they need one. As such, Oakland has to make a roster move to add another tackle perhaps signing Matt McCants off the practice squad and make room for said tackle, which would mean probably finally placing Veldheer on partial season injured reserve.
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      Source: ESPN.com
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