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Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Raiders report: Concussed Jenkins close

By Paul Gutierrez

While left tackle Jared Veldheer remains on track to make his season debut for the Oakland Raiders on Thursday at Dallas and running back Darren McFadden plans on playing for the first time in four games, cornerback Mike Jenkins still had a hurdle to clear in passing his concussion protocol test.

“Mike Jenkins really passed this morning,” coach Dennis Allen said. “There’s one more little step where [doctors have] got to visit with him, but he should be cleared for the game also.”

Meanwhile, rookie right tackle Menelik Watson, who has fallen behind second-year pro Matt McCants on the depth chart, was sent home sick.

There were no other changes to the Raiders injury report. The following is the Raiders’ injury report for Tuesday:

Did not participate: SS Tyvon Branch (ankle), DE Jason Hunter (foot), Denarius Moore (shoulder), OT Menelik Watson (illness)

Limited practice: LB Kevin Burnett (quad), CB Mike Jenkins (concussion), LB Kaluka Maiava (ribs), RB Darren McFadden (hamstring), LB Sio Moore (shoulder), DT Daniel Muir (knee), TE Mychal Rivera (concussion)