The Raiders are going to have to make do at left tackle for a little while longer.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Raiders rookie Menelik Watson had surgery last week to repair a torn lateral meniscus, and could miss a month.
That means for the time being, they’re going to enjoy the work of former right tackle Khalif Barnes on the left.
Watson was actually the third man through the door at that spot this year, after starter Jared Veldheer tore his triceps and Alex Barron was overwhelmed and released. Watson didn’t have much (translated: any) experience on the left, but showed enough to think there was a chance at stability.
That was probably more than the Raiders could have fairly expected.