Raiders injury report: Calf puts Watson back on shelf

Raiders injury report: Calf puts Watson back on shelf
December 26, 2013, 3:00 pm
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Menelik Watson is expected to miss Sunday's game after agrevating his calf injury. (USATSI)

ALAMEDA -- Every active Raider practiced on Tuesday, the first time the team had perfect attendance all season. The good fortune didn’t last long.

Rookie offensive tackle Menelik Watson ended the short streak. He suffered a recurrence of the same calf strain that has plagued him since training camp, which will likely keep him out on Sunday against the Denver Broncos.

“He’s dealt with the same calf injury most of the year,” Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said. “It popped up again and continues to trouble him.”

OF NOTE
Jones goes back to D: With Jeremy Stewart healthy again and practicing fully, the Raiders switched Taiwan Jones back to defensive back. He had practiced at running back – a position he played every professional season save this one – because the Raiders were thin at the position.

Raiders participation report
Did not participate: OT Menelik Watson (calf) Limited participation: CB Mike Jenkins (hamstring)
Full participation:
WR Denarius Moore (shoulder), RG Mike Brisiel (knee), RB Jeremy Stewart (ankle, knee)
Injured reserve: SS Tyvon Branch, LB Kaluka Maiava, S Usama Young, CB D.J. Hayden (groin), WR Juron Criner (shoulder), TE David Ausberry (shoulder), RB Latavius Murray (ankle), K Eddie Carmona (leg), G Tony Bergstrom (foot)