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Watson not practicing, Janikowski returns

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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  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    MistaBrown Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    KK Munster, no comment on Syria huh? Even you cant defend the utter stupidity of that man you cherish.

    haha
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    You’re waaaaaaaaaaaaay to ignorant to discuss Politcs/Foreign Policy with.

  • the famous dr robert

    watson don’t need no stinkin’ practice.

    he’s the new seymour.

  • the famous dr robert

    kell–u spell dumbasses, dumbass’s.

    and ur calling others dumb.

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Of course, well go ahead and educate me, lol

    Tell me what a great job Hussein is doing in Syria and why….
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    KoolKell Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    You’re waaaaaaaaaaaaay to ignorant to discuss Politcs/Foreign Policy with.

  • RaiderRockstar

    it will still be “receiver by committee”

    ***

    no Ford please!! ugh

  • rediaR

    Remember guys, we’re tied for first place right now.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Go Ravens!!

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Wr by default.
    _____

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 1:59 pm
    it will still be “receiver by committee”

    ***

    no Ford please!! ugh

  • RaiderRockstar

    Remember guys, we’re tied for first place right now.

    ***

    @Redia

    even with Pryor starting?

    in your face Dr Bob!!

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen the Raiders so universally regarded the worst Team in Football.

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Kell Munster, I dont cut & paste garbage from other blogs like you do I just say what I think so since you are the higher authority here go ahead and enlighten me.

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Well give your astute GM Freckles and big Thank You kiss!
    _______

    KoolKell Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen the Raiders so universally regarded the worst Team in Football.

  • Dakota

    Isn’t there ever any good fking news regarding the Raiders?

    mtherfker!

    Schyyyyyt!

    Son of a!!!!!!

  • RaiderReloader

    I think this raiders team will be better than the Bed And breakfast Raiders…

    And yes that is a low mark rofl.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    MistaBrown Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Kell Munster, I dont cut & paste garbage from other blogs like you do I just say what I think so since you are the higher authority here go ahead and enlighten me.
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    What did I just tell you Dumbass?

    You’re waaaaaaaaaaaaay to ignorant to discuss Politcs/Foreign Policy with.

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Yes, the season is only 17 weeks till the end.
    ______

    Dakota Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Isn’t there ever any good fking news regarding the Raiders?

  • the famous dr robert

    @VicTafur: LB Sio Moore was limited at practice with toe injury

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Im waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to ignorant to understand, ok

    So Hussein is doing a great job in Syria, Benghazi, Libya. The Russians are laughing at us. Iran is laughing. China, even the UK is running from us, our strongest ally. We are a pitiful laughing stock even worse than the Carter years!

    Thanks Munster I knew you could doit!

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    When Munster comes up empty without 1 ounce of logic he hides behind his brainless wit and calls someone way to ignorant. Goofy ass old barbershop sweeping govt stooge!

  • Al_is_theraiders

    how many are starting to see the light on shrek? He needs to go before this team wins again.

  • RaiderReloader

    Big Al would usually toss in a huge monster deal for a player right about now, while they failed horribly sometimes (Larry Brown, Moss, etc), they gave a nice warm fuzzy feeling.

    For those drinking coolaid, the hope is players that skipped alot of preseason show up this weekend, including: Watson, Mc Fadden, Pat Sims, Woodson, Houston, Reece.

    If Ford and Moore can give us big plays like a few years back…

    Omg, more cooooool aid!

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    You all do this from iPhones? This sucks. In Vegas. r
    RR white at a hockey game? Hah!

  • the famous dr robert

    First Pryor was a toy.

    Now he’s a decoy.

    Unless MD really makes him start.

    He really is Tommy Boy.

    The retard version of his dad.

  • Cervantes74

    You have a whole offseason, OTAs, TC, Preseason Games to find your best 22.

    I’m just disgusted that DA has allowed this QB controversy to continue into the season.

    Sure sign of a HC who’s in over his head.

    DA better hope TP2 saves his bacon this season ’cause I’m starting to get the feeling that MD has almost had it with DA.

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    He gave Flynn the keys to the castle and Flynn pooped his britches. What should DA do roll with that or go to Pryor? Im not a DA fan in the slightest but cant fault him here. Freckles is saddling him with a 3-legged horse.
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    Cervantes74 Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    You have a whole offseason, OTAs, TC, Preseason Games to find your best 22.

    I’m just disgusted that DA has allowed this QB controversy to continue into the season.

  • the famous dr robert

    MD will force Pryor on DA and then fire him when it doesn’t work.

  • spiff

    mike silver, vic tafur, and scott bair should not even be covering the raiders. mike silver been hating on the raiders since al punk his sorry a$$. both vic and bair act like ” damn why do I got to cover the raiders ” !

    we got nobody in the bay area who support this team. tim kawakami, he’s a sucker. mark Purdy is border line cool. at least he’s not on the whiners nuts like everybody else. we really need to start winning.

    raiders are an icon of the nfl, yet because we sucked for the past 10 years and had some bad years prior we still are one of the best franchises in the nfl . the greatness in the raiders is in it’s future but dammit we need to turn this thing around. need to get a franchise quarterback ( if pryor aint the one )need to start making some good f**kin decisions.

    can’t keep firing coaches. need to establish stability. bring in the players we need to have a championship team that will be a superbowl contender year after year. if pryor ain’t the franchise we need to find one stop bringing in scrubs who can’t get it done. period.

  • the famous dr robert

    Flynn was fine in preseason.

    One bad pass and a horrible Oline.

    Pryor was worst passer on team.

  • Dakota

    I hope and pray that the reports that Mark Davis is forcing Pryor on the coaching staff are untrue.

    Jezuz, is he the second coming of his meddling father, but way worse because he knows nothing?

    Just stfu and sign the checks Mark! If you turn into your father this franchise is sunk forever!

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Spiff Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    mike silver, vic tafur, and scott bair should not even be covering the raiders. mike silver been hating on the raiders since al punk his sorry a$$. both vic and bair act like ” damn why do I got to cover the raiders ” !

    we got nobody in the bay area who support this team. tim kawakami, he’s a sucker. mark Purdy is border line cool. at least he’s not on the whiners nuts like everybody else. we really need to start winning.
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    What are they supposed to do, blow smoke up your assz?

  • spiff

    matt Flynn = bruce gradkowski = back-ups.
    need to see what pryor has period. every team with the exception of trent dilfer and brad Johnson have a frnchise qb.

  • the famous dr robert

    Dakota–makes sense about MD forcing it.

    He heard the crowd. It’s his day’s last pick. He’s an idiot fan that likes “excitement”.

    RM likes Flynn. We know that.

    I don’t think DA is dumb enuff to go with Pryor.

    I think it will last a Hal before MD is satisfied that Pryor sucks and let’s them do their thing.

  • the famous dr robert

    Pryor starting could be a blessing in disguise.

    Get the charade over with so we can get in with real football.

    MD and the fans will be satisfied that they got to see him.

    There won’t be any more controversy.

    And Flynn can win.

  • spiff

    no kk , but they are 100

    no kell, but they are 100% biased period. keep it real both good and bad.when there is some kind of good they don’t give a f**k.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Pryor is a Christian. Flynn isn’t

    guess which one Dr Bob is rooting for ??

    guess which one Dr Bob hates (before they ever take a snap during the reg season) ??

  • the famous dr robert

    @VicTafur: Khalif Barnes said moving from right to left tackle is “like putting your right foot in left shoe … feels weird at first.” At first?
    ********
    Setting Pryor up for failure?

    That poor kid. No coaching. Facing conspiracies galore.

    Plus he can’t pass.

  • the famous dr robert

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 2:31 pm
    Pryor is a Christian. Flynn isn’t

    guess which one Dr Bob is rooting for ??

    guess which one Dr Bob hates (before they ever take a snap during the reg season) ??
    *********
    See. Christians don’t propagate lies.

    I told u I don’t hate him. But u like gossiping and spreading rumors of hate.

    Filthy.

    Being Christian doesn’t have anything to with football. Otherwise id want tebow.

    I want the best passer.

  • spiff

    another thing they look like they enjoy the fact we are down. that’s my point. kell. so f**k them.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Vic Tafur, Tim Kawakami, Mike Silver etal had absolutely nothing to do with where the Raiders find themselves.

  • the famous dr robert

    U will stand before God and answer for ur lies.

    I’m sure ur life is filled with them.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Rotten teams get rotten media coverage.

  • Kirk

    Dr. Robert = Flynn’s mom

  • the famous dr robert

    Kirk Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 2:39 pm
    Dr. Robert = Flynn’s mom
    ********
    U made that joke already.

    And it copies my “missdick is pryors mom” joke from last season.

  • the famous dr robert

    Alright I’m out.

    Later Raiders.

  • spiff

    raiders 6-10 maybe 7-9

  • spiff

    kell you’re right. it just sucks. Oakland needs to turn this around quick, fast, and in a hurry.

  • DutchRaider77

    Yeah, people don’t go to the games b/c we don’t have a new stadium, sure….b.s.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    If the Raiders go 6-10 , I would expect better media coverage, locally. 7-9 definitely.

  • Dakota

    Vanessa Bryant and La La Anthony out dining together….Melo to the Lakers next summer!

  • RaiderReloader

    The turnaround is not this year with 40% of our salary cap dead.

    This year we hope a few of the the players start to click, and we get a solid draft next year + use our freed up 40% wisely.

    Once the “bite the bullet this year” plan got set, all we can do is hope to round out a roster with “value” and rookies.