UPDATE: Watson, Ausberry ruled out for season opener

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UPDATE: Watson, Ausberry ruled out for season opener
September 6, 2013, 11:00 am
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Menelik Watson hasn't practiced since he injured his knee on Wednesday. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

UPDATE (12:30 p.m. Friday) -- Offensive lineman Menelik Watson and tight end David Ausberry have been ruled out for this Sunday's season opener against the Indianapolis Colts, head coach Dennis Allen announced Friday.


Raiders left tackle Menelik Watson missed practice again on Friday morning.

It's his second straight day out after tweaking a knee on Wednesday afternoon. The odds of him playing on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts have significantly decreased, if not been eliminated altogether.

Right tackle Khalif Barnes will slide over to Waston's spot and veteran Tony Pashos will play right tackle. Right now, the Raiders have just two healthy tackles.

Raiders head coach Dennis Allen will speak to the media to update Watson's status after practice.