Friday, November 1, 2013
Watson in line to make Raiders debut
By Paul Gutierrez
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- With offensive linemen Andre Gurode and Tony Pashos ruled out of Sunday’s game against Philadelphia, Raiders rookie tackle Menelik Watson is in line to make his regular-season debut.
Watson, Oakland’s second-round draft pick, was in line to start at left tackle to open the season but underwent knee surgery before the opener. He returned in early October but hurt a calf and did not start practicing again until this week.
“He’s been better,” coach Dennis Allen said of Watson. “You always worry about the fact that he’s had such limited reps, but physically he looks like he’s ready to go.”