ALAMEDA -– It seems extremely likely the Raiders will be without their top options at tackle on Sunday against Baltimore.
Menelik Watson and Austin Howard missed yet another day’s work and it’s hard to see either player being ready to go for this road game. Matt McCants re-joined the fray by remains limited with a knee injury.
Seventh-round rookie Vadal Alexander played 44 snaps in Tennessee, and allowed just one quarterback pressure.
“He really did a nice job,” head coach Jack Del Rio said Monday. “He graded out very well. He went in played good football for us yesterday.”
Also, safety Nate Allen missed Thursday’s practice with a quadriceps injury. He was limited on Wednesday. Special teamer Taiwan Jones was limited after missing Wednesday’s practice.
The Ravens haven’t had starting left tackle Ronnie Stanley (foot) or left guard Alex Lewis (concussion) available this week. That would be a blow for Baltimore if those players can’t go.
Raiders participation report
Did not practice: RT Menelik Watson (groin), S Nate Allen (quad), RT Austin Howard (ankle)
Limited participation: RB Taiwan Jones (knee), C Rodney Hudson (knee), OT Matt McCants (knee)
Ravens participation report
Did not practice: G Alex Lewis (concussion), T Ronnie Stanley (foot), CB Sheldon Price (thigh), LB Terrell Suggs (not injury related)
Limited practice: RB Kenneth Dixon (knee), KR Devin Hester (thigh)
Full participation: WR Kamar Aiken (thigh), DT Timmy Jernigan (knee), LB Elvis Dumervil (foot), G John Urschel (shoulder)