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Menelik Watson, Pat Sims return to practice, leave with injuries for Raiders

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The Oakland Raiders were finally able to get second-round draft pick Menelik Watson and defensive tackle Pat Sims on the practice field Wednesday.

Neither one finished the workout with the team.

Watson and Sims both passed physicals to allow them to hit the practice field for the first time during training camp. Sims was placed on the physically unable to perform list and Watson landed on the non-football injury list for the start of camp.

According to Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group, Watson reaggravated the calf injury that had landed him on the NFI list to begin with. He had been working through a positional drill before having to walk off the field with a trainer.

“This is not the way I planned my first training camp,” Watson said. “I’ve not even took a snap yet. After making good strides in the spring, I wanted to get out there and get on the field.”

Sims would later leave the field as well, limping off the field later in the practice. Head coach Dennis Allen said he wouldn’t rule out either player for Friday’s preseason opener against Dallas, but it seems extremely unlikely they would play as they have yet to complete a single practice with the team in training camp.

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6 Responses to “Menelik Watson, Pat Sims return to practice, leave with injuries for Raiders”
  1. souldogdave says: Aug 7, 2013 11:37 PM

    Are we cursed?

  2. rubicon202 says: Aug 8, 2013 12:10 AM

    Damit!

  3. thetwilightsown says: Aug 8, 2013 12:40 AM

    Injuries SUCK!

  4. raiderinvader says: Aug 8, 2013 4:49 AM

    Watson really needs to gets reps in game.luckily Barron is looking good at right tackle so far.

  5. slick50ks says: Aug 8, 2013 10:41 AM

    When Alex Barron is your RT you’re in some serious trouble.

    Watson is just fat.

    That O-line is really bad.

  6. raiderapologist says: Aug 8, 2013 8:47 PM

    slick50ks says: Aug 8, 2013 10:41 AM

    When Alex Barron is your RT you’re in some serious trouble.
    Watson is just fat.
    That O-line is really bad.
    ————-
    Kalif Barnes was the RT last year, and they still swept the Chiefs.

    Andy Reid is fat.

    Oakland didn’t need to draft a tackle in the first round this year.

    Nice try, hilljack.

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