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Oakland Raiders lose starting right tackle Menelik Watson, presumably for entire season

The Oakland Raiders starting offensive-line received a devastating-blow when right tackle Menelik Watson announced a ruptured Achilles’ tendon via his official Twitter account. It is a forgone conclusion that Watson will miss the season, considering Achilles’ injuries usually take an entire year to rehab from. Ruptured Achilles’ tendon… I Will be back stronger than ever...
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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders lose OT Watson to torn Achilles tendon

Menelik Watson will have to wait another year to prove he's starting material.The Raiders tackle suffered a ruptured Achilles against the Cardinals on Sunday night. He'll miss the entire 2015 campaign."That's a tough break for us," head coach Jack Del Rio told reporters. "It's really unfortunate. He was having a great camp for us." The former second-round pick was impressive this...
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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders lose starting lineman to ruptured Achilles tendon

By Jason Parker As if players and fans needed another reason to dislike preseason games, the Oakland Raiders will now likely be without their starting right tackle for the entire 2015 season. Menelik Watson, a second round draft pick in 2013 who was projected to be on the line when the season opened, went down with an injury during Sunday’s preseason game against the Arizona...
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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders RT Menelik Watson Out For Season With Torn Achilles

Raiders RT Menelik Watson announced via his Twitter account Sunday night that he suffered a torn Achilles during the team’s third preseason game and will subsequently miss the entire 2015 season. Ruptured Achilles' tendon… I Will be back stronger than ever that's a promise. Main thing is supporting the team right now. #RaiderNation — Menelik Watson (@MenelikWatson) ... ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Three injury prone players the Oakland Raiders need to stay healthy

One of the biggest problems the Oakland Raiders have faced in recent years was the constant plague of injuries to the team. We all know it’s football and people get hurt, not team in the NFL is insulated from that fact. But for whatever reason, the Raiders just seemed to suffer injuries at a much higher clip. One of the biggest things that needs to happen in order for the Raiders...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders player gives game check to young girl in need

FOX Sports NFL insider Jay Glazer reported on a touching story during Sunday’s pregame coverage about how one Oakland Raiders player was so touched by the story of a four-year-old girl bravely dealing with an illness that he put his money where his mouth is. Raiders offensive lineman Menelik Watson, after meeting Ava Urrea, who is battling hypoplastic left heart syndrome that...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Donald Penn sees great potential in Menelik Watson

The Oakland Raiders drastically upgraded their roster over the off season while placing much of their focus on improving play in the trenches on both sides of the ball. When the 2014 season starts, the Raiders very well could have up to four new starters along the offensive line including two new starting tackles, one who is just beginning his career and one who is on the backside...
Via cover32 - Raiders
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders position battle: right tackle

The Oakland Raiders lost both starting offensive tackles from 2013. LT Jared Veldeer was signed by the Arizona Cardinals and RT Tony Pashos is still unsigned. Oakland Raiders offseason position review: offensive line Pashos started 12 games and was very serviceable. He was a good pass blocker, but relied more on technique rather than ability. He was a decent run blocker but...
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders coaches are concerned OT Menelik Watson "might not have it"

CSN’s Scott Bair hosted a chat, yesterday, in which he discussed the Raiders’ off-season plans and answered fans’ questions. Most of the chat were simply Bair’s opinions on the best free agent or draft options for Oakland (you can read the entire transcript here) but there was one bit of information that Bair dropped that hadn’t been released, before: Menelik...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders giving up on Menelik Watson already?

The Oakland Raiders have long had one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL, a problem they have been trying to fix ever since drafting Robert Gallery way back in the 2004 NFL draft. Since taking over responsibilities for drafting as the Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has taken two offensive tackles in two consecutive drafts and neither one appears destined to anchor an...
Via cover32 - Raiders
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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