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Watson not practicing, Janikowski returns

By Steve Corkran
Thursday, September 5th, 2013 at 12:01 pm in Oakland Raiders.

ALAMEDA — Starting left offensive tackle Menelik Watson isn’t practicing today, which makes it more likely that he won’t make his regular-season debut against the Indianapolis Colts after all.
Watson “tweaked” a knee during practice Wednesday. Coach Dennis Allen said at the time that he didn’t know how severe the injury is, though it forced Watson to miss practice time.
Well, now we know that the injury is bad enough that Watson can’t practice today. This wouldn’t be such a concern for the Raiders if it weren’t for the fact that Watson missed almost all of training camp and played in only one exhibition game because of a calf injury.
Oh, and Watson is a rookie, so he needs all the reps he can get. We’re not talking about a 10-year veteran. Then there’s the issue of Watson entrusted with protecting the quarterback’s blind side, be it Terrelle Pryor or Matt Flynn.
Barnes started at left tackle during his four seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars. However, he has played predominantly right tackle since he signed with the Raiders in 2009.
Tony Pashos will take over for Barnes at right offensive tackle if Watson can’t play. The other potential issue for the Raiders if Watson can’t go is the fact that the Raiders don’t have any other tackles on their roster.
Jared Veldheer is injured, Tony Bergstrom is on season-ending injured reserve and the likes of Willie Smith and Alex Barron were released.
Therefore, it wouldn’t be surprising if the Raiders sign another offensive tackle between now and Sunday.
In other news, kicker Sebastian Janikowski is back at practice. He missed Wednesday because of a sore right calf. Allen said that Janikowski will be “fine” for the Colts game.

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  • the famous dr robert

    pryor = kprdell stewart

    flynn = matt schaub

    mcG = bruce gradkowski

  • raiderkoolaid

    Pryor is our best chance right now. Flynn certainly isn’t, and McGloin wouldn’t have a chance behind that banged up O line.

  • DMAC

    Oh schit!!!!
    Blog narc is here
    Peace!!!!
    lol

  • the famous dr robert

    wilson = dave krieg

  • http://raiders.com Blog Narc

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 12:07 pm
    Steve rocks. Jerry is gey
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    This is going directly to Becker and co.

    Anyone else wanna try their luck today?

  • the famous dr robert

    pryor sucks, pryor sucks, pryor sucks, sucks, sucks!

    pryor sucks, pryor sucks, pryor sucks, sucks, sucks!

    pryor sucks, pryor sucks, pryor sucks, sucks, suuuuuucks!

    pryor sucks, sucks, sucks!

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    ghost says

    LOL.
    Now I know I have your sorryass in a sling.
    No one as in NO ONE would ever state I am slob.
    See, crossposters don’t go out of their way to slam, embarrass, humble, and chit on their alter-ego’s.
    =====================

    actually it is a well known fact that you have been doing this for years and that is one of your favorite tricks

    it fools no one mr /doc slob

  • DMAC

    I wonder how the competition for holder is goin?
    We got some hungry dudes waiting to snatch the position.

  • the famous dr robert

    i am certainly a LOT of people.

  • DMAC

    Blog Narc Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 12:07 pm
    Steve rocks. Jerry is gey
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    This is going directly to Becker and co.

    Anyone else wanna try their luck today?
    =========

    Catch me if you can!!!!!

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Hey DMAC hows it do?

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    KK, relax.
    _____

    Blog Narc Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 12:52 pm
    RaiderRockstar Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 12:07 pm
    Steve rocks. Jerry is gey
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    This is going directly to Becker and co.

    Anyone else wanna try their luck today?

  • DMAC

    MistaBrown Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Hey DMAC hows it do?
    ========

    Can’t complain
    A’s are ballin’ and will win the West again
    Excited for the Dubs
    Can’t wait for some football

  • GhostTooThePost

    the famous dr robert Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 12:43 pm
    @Dr Bob

    i’m not gonna start a blog fight with you.

    #donewitit

    by the way, did you ever fight that guy in Chicago at the McDonalds yesterday?
    ********

    it was the address for wrigley field.

    u lie a lot for a supposed Christian.

    some Christian too. trying to turn others against another Christian. like Judas.

    my reference to meeting at wrigley field was from the blues brothers. just as he made fools out of the cops, i made a fool of the idiot who keeps stating addresses hours away from me to meet him at or otherwise i’m a chicken.
    =============
    Slob: “Anyplace, anytime, I’ll knock your teeth down your throat. You deserve it.”

    Ghost: ” 3rd location, up the street for those “big people who have mechanized transportation” 2:30 Sat Alcatraz Tours sign. Fisherman’s Wharf. No bridges, public transportation, great view”

    Slob: “I’m telling my Mom”

  • Kirk

    Imagine being the starting quarterback knowing that Khalif Barnes is your left tackle.

    Yikes!

  • deepthreat21

    We’re so screwed. Feel sorry for DA at this point. Hey Watson, playing football hurts. Not a matter of if, it is a matter of when. Pansy Brits!

  • Kirk

    Why do our offensive tackles keep getting hurt in practice?

  • DMAC

    Thanx for taking the JUICE this off season Veldy!!!!!!

    Now we’re left w/ false start Barnes at LT
    FK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • RAIDERMAN99

    @RM99

    so how do you expect DA to succeed, then?

    if Reggie gives him a crap roster to work with..

    not saying he’s doing a great job by any means of maximizing anybody’s potential, but don’t you think a coach with ZERO talent personnel wise is destined to fail?
    ====================================
    Fail to win games ?

    Yes, that would be expected.

    That doesn’t mean that one can’t make a qualitative judgement of how good of a job he’s doing with the limited talent he’s provided with.

    The Tits supporters kind of remind me of Debo defending JaMoron.

    Debo will tell you JaMoron couldn’t possibly succeed bcz of the circumstances he was faced with. I don’t accept that premise to be true – but even if it was true, does that mean I couldn’t watch JaMoron and tell he was a turd ?

    To a certain extent, the same rationale applies to Tits. I can tell he’s garbage even though he doesn’t have much to work with.

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Yep – A’s are ballin’ and will win the West again
    Yep – Excited for the Dubs
    Yawn- Can’t wait for some football

  • the famous dr robert

    yawn. loser fans jumping up and down.

    seen it.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    doc slob

    no everyone did not have “griffin and newton on their list”

    not even college recruiters ahd griffin pegged that is how he ended up at baylor in the first place moron

    lmao!!!

    when i told the baord about griffin he was a freshman and not a single poster agreed with my take, they flat out dismissed him as prospect and accused me of being a racist for touting him. hell even after his junior seasoin people like jfb said he would never play nfl football.

    same with newton i talked him up before his auburn season and it was panned in here

    its in the archives

    same with russel wilson

    you see doc i mainly look at guys as they are freshman then add them to my list

    for eaxmple bridgewater i touted as a freshman people here laughed

    now i saying jemis winston fsu 7 if anybody watched he put on a show monday

    the board mainly looks for espn highlights to judge qb talent and are often unaware of guys until they become stars.

    i will say this that at least a few posters look to check out the guys i mention now before speaking as they have been embarrassed in the past for not doing so, and my track record speaks for itself

    there have even been other that tried to publish a list here and make it the oppostie of my own and they have flamed out in hilarious slap stick fashion.

    its in the archive slob

    deal with it my track record is very very good with this topic

    dont hate lol

  • GhostTooThePost

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    ghost says

    LOL.
    Now I know I have your sorryass in a sling.
    No one as in NO ONE would ever state I am slob.
    See, crossposters don’t go out of their way to slam, embarrass, humble, and chit on their alter-ego’s.
    =====================

    actually it is a well known fact that you have been doing this for years and that is one of your favorite tricks

    it fools no one mr /doc slob
    ============
    Like I said, it’s not that you make excuses to why you can’t back up your words.
    It’s that you’re too damn ignorant to figure out how to dig yourself out of the hole you keep insisting on expanding.

    Don’t be bitter, Nancy.

    You coming across as an illiterate wuss was established long before you became a fun target for me.

    I actually, originally, gave you some sound advice on how to not come across as so confused, that your message was being tainted by your hate.
    You should have heeded that well intended advice.
    Instead you, in your befuddled state, decided to invite me to slap you around, at will, whenever it behooves me.

    I choose to accept.

    Have I failed to thank you?

  • R8ER MIKE

    Enjoy yourself and remember to stay Green brother!!!

    ******************************************************
    its the only way to go my brother.

  • DMAC

    Later peoples!

    Go A’s!
    Go Dubs!
    Go Cal Bears!
    Go Raiders!
    Go Canelo!!!!

  • hwnrdr

    120.MistaBrown Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 12:59 pm
    Yep – A’s are ballin’ and will win the West again
    Yep – Excited for the Dubs
    Yawn- Can’t wait for some football

    They better sweep the Lastros!
    and come October, Curry better concentrate on just playing ball…

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Lastros lol

  • RaiderRockstar

    To a certain extent, the same rationale applies to Tits. I can tell he’s garbage even though he doesn’t have much to work with

    ***

    @RM99

    I think most of the media “expects” project us having the #1 overall pick due to the roster, not our HC

    what if DA had a franchise QB?

    obviously that plays a huge part in the win/loss column

    certainly wouldn’t make up for the coordinator & asst coach choices of Allen though :(

  • SR Raider

    DMAC Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Go A’s!
    Go Dubs!
    Go Cal Bears!
    Go Raiders!

    ——–

    Well said. The rest is BS

  • GhostTooThePost

    Kirk Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Imagine being the starting quarterback knowing that Khalif Barnes is your left tackle.

    Yikes!
    ==========
    Not only is Alex Barron licking his chops, waiting for a call, but more than a couple of out of work qb’s have to know they very well could be getting a call in the next month or so.

    This team just may set a record for amount of times a team has been blitzed in a season.

    New mantra for our qb’s: “Run, Forrest, ruuuuun”

  • GhostTooThePost

    Back to work.
    Slob? Good luck on getting a call from those apps you sent out.
    You’ll love working at WalMart.

  • SR Raider

    Raider roster is dismal on the surface, and DA has shown no ability to get weaker players to play better. So there is reason for skepticism. Still, Pryor is a willpower kind of QB, probably good for 5 wins if he gets a full year

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    In this 0hbama economy Walmart is a sweet gig!

    #mope&change
    ______

    GhostTooThePost Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Back to work.
    Slob? Good luck on getting a call from those apps you sent out.
    You’ll love working at WalMart.

  • RaiderRockstar

    by the way, Dr Bob … nobody is mistaking you for a “Christian”

    not 1 person

    by the way – Judas sold out Christ himself. he didn’t turn 1 christian on another, lol

    and christian means “follower of christ”, and obviously Jesus doesn’t follow himself, so he doesn’t count as a christian. He’s the son of the living God

    nobody has to turn anybody against you. You do a good enough job of that yourself. Maybe you should be like Cork, when somebody jokes with you?? He just says “dont poke the tiger, pal” instead of trying to meet up with people from the internet to fight (lol)

  • Al_is_theraiders

    no other tackles but we hace 4 tes genius shrek…

  • the famous dr robert

    Missdick—Lol. So how exactly do u “look at them as Freshmen?

    Easy right? U s our programs for black qbs and hype them.

    U have NO info to go by. No tape.

    This just PROVES that u don’t base it on play, but color.

    Game over. Thanks!

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    LOL
    ____

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    no other tackles but we hace 4 tes genius shrek…

  • Al_is_theraiders

    Go Canelo!

  • the famous dr robert

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 1:13 pm
    by the way, Dr Bob … nobody is mistaking you for a “Christian”

    not 1 person

    by the way – Judas sold out Christ himself. he didn’t turn 1 christian on another, lol

    and christian means “follower of christ”, and obviously Jesus doesn’t follow himself, so he doesn’t count as a christian. He’s the son of the living God

    nobody has to turn anybody against you. You do a good enough job of that yourself. Maybe you should be like Cork, when somebody jokes with you?? He just says “dont poke the tiger, pal” instead of trying to meet up with people from the internet to fight (lol)
    ********
    I said u were like Judas. Not judas himself.

    No need to over analyze.

    And who are u to say if I’m Christian or not?

    This is what I’m talking about. Ur not my judge.

    Ur a self righteous azz who likes to act like ur Christian but others aren’t.

    The worst kind of so-called Christian.

    The right wing hating “Christian”.

    Tsk tsk.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    The Famous Dr Robert Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 1:14 pm
    Missdick—Lol. So how exactly do u “look at them as Freshmen?

    Easy right? U s our programs for black qbs and hype them.

    U have NO info to go by. No tape.

    This just PROVES that u don’t base it on play, but color.

    Game over. Thanks!
    ————————————-
    Get a Life or a Job.

  • raiderjhawk

    The guy who posted above me is the biggest scumbag loser in the world.

  • raiderjhawk

    dang it! didn’t work

  • Breaking_Black

    The only true American heroes are the G@Y’s.
    Gotta love em.
    Gotta respect em.

    #teamAmerica

  • raiderjhawk

    not you kell.

  • The_Judge37

    This is where trading Joe Barksdale comes back to bite Reggie in the pancake.

  • RaiderRockstar

    lol, jhawk

    Kell or Rob?

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Dr Psycho, do you ever at least open the window?

  • the famous dr robert

    KoolKell Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 1:19 pm
    The Famous Dr Robert Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 1:14 pm
    Missdick—Lol. So how exactly do u “look at them as Freshmen?

    Easy right? U s our programs for black qbs and hype them.

    U have NO info to go by. No tape.

    This just PROVES that u don’t base it on play, but color.

    Game over. Thanks!
    ————————————-
    Get a Life or a Job.
    ********
    Got both. Do u?

  • RaiderRockstar

    This is where trading Joe Barksdale comes back to bite Reggie in the pancake.

    ***

    bwahahahahaha!!

    but I thought cutting Barks saved Reggie 75 cents and a plate of waffles?

  • the famous dr robert

    KoolKell Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 1:20 pm
    Dr Psycho, do you ever at least open the window?
    ********
    U should. I’m betting u stink something awful.