Raiders' Watson slowed by injuries so far
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Menelik Watson missed a day of practice this week due to illness, which hardly qualifies as news given the amount of time the Raiders' second-round draft pick has spent rehabbing instead of playing football. He injured a calf in the days leading up to training camp, and spent the entire month in Napa working with the training staff. There was an encouraging half of football as the starting left tackle in the preseason finale against Seattle, followed by arthroscopic knee surgery which put him out again. When Watson returned, he reinjured the calf. "I couldn't have envisioned a worse scenario coming into my rookie year," Watson said. Because of his various injuries, ...