Defensive end Jay Richardson underwent surgery on his left knee Tuesday and is expected to miss the rest of training camp.
Richardson hurt his knee during a live-tackling drill during practice Aug. 7. He has been out ever since that day.
Richardson, 26, posted the following message on his Twitter account: “I jus wanna thank the Lord, my family, and all my tweet peep and raider soldiers out there for all the prayer n support. Surgery went great!”
Fortunately for the Raiders, they have rookie Lamarr Houston to start at the right end spot Richardson held for 11 starts in each of his first two NFL seasons, 2007 and ’08.
Richardson likely will return early in the regular season and slide right back into the defensive rotation as an integral part of their scheme to keep the linemen fresh.
More later after the conclusion of practice, and we have had a chance to get some feedback from coach Tom Cable.
Off to practice.