Oakland Raiders cornerback Ron Bartell has been removed from the non-football related injury list and expects to play in the team's preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys on Aug. 13.
But according to terms in the collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and the players, Bartell will have to wait three days before being cleared to fully practice. He can take part in individual drills and any walkthrough portions of practice but must be held out of all contact situations.
Bartell, who missed most of the 2011 season with a broken neck, reported to training camp with a hamstring injury and has spent most of the past week working out alone or with a team trainer. He is projected as one of two new starters in Oakland's secondary.
The Raiders also waived defensive tackle Travis Ivey on Sunday.