Allen talks bye week preparations, Jason Tarver, injuries
OT Menelik Watson has only practiced a handful of times due to a calf injury and a knee ailment. (USA TODAY IMAGES)
CB D.J. Hayden’s coverage has improved, although he still makes rookie mistakes the Raiders hoped to avoid with a No. 12 pick. (USA TODAY IMAGES)
Let’s check in on the rest of the Raiders draft class at the bye:
CB D.J Hayden (First round, No. 12 overall) Hayden plays outside corner in the nickel back, subbing in for Sio Moore in the active 11. Hayden’s coverage has improved, although he still makes rookie mistakes the Raiders hoped to avoid with a No. 12 overall pick.
OT Menelik Watson (Second round, No. 42) Watson can’t stay on the field. He’s practiced a handful of times due to a calf injury and a knee ailment that had to be repaired surgically.
LB Sio Moore (Third round, No. 66) Moore has been a starter since training camp, and the results have been mixed. He has just six tackles and a sack in five games.
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QB Tyler Wilson (Fourth round, No. 112) Wilson ended up on the practice squad after a lackluster training camp.
TE Nick Kasa (Sixth round, No. 172) Primarily a special teams player. Rarely involved in the offense.
RB Latavius Murray (Sixth round, No. 181) Murray has been on injured reserve since the preseason.
TE Mychal Rivera (Seventh round, No. 184) Rivera has become the Raiders’ primary pass-catching tight end. He has 12 receptions for 138 yards and a touchdown and has played in every game this season.
DT Stacy McGee (Sixth round, No. 205) McGee is active member of the rotation at defensive tackle. He has four stops this season.
WR Brice Butler (Seventh round, No. 209) Butler is the Raiders’ primary slot receiver after a solid training camp. He has nine catches for 103 yards in six games.
DE David Bass (Seventh round, No. 233) Bass was cut by the Raiders and picked up by the Chicago Bears. He’s played two games with three tackles.