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ALAMEDA – Khalif Barnes had a bye week between his quadriceps strain and the Raiders next game. Doesn’t look like it’s going to help.
The Raiders right tackle has missed all three practices this week and it’s extremely unlikely that he’ll play Sunday against the San Diego Chargers.
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Menelik Watson has filled in for Barnes with first team in practice and for 48 snaps against the Miami Dolphins in his native England.
Barnes hasn’t been seen since the injury, though interim head coach Tony Sparano prefers injured players remain inside during practices.
Sparano, who fans should expect to remain evasive regarding injuries, was asked if Barnes could be out an extended period.
“There’s concern that he wasn’t out there today,” Sparano said. “We’ll continue to play it by ear with Khalif, but he hasn’t practiced for a couple days so it doesn’t look good.”
Barnes has been a stout lineman playing left guard through the preseason and right tackle – his natural position – in the regular season when rookie Gabe Jackson was inserted into his old spot.
Some other injury notes from Raiders camp:
-- Quarterback Derek Carr remains limited but continues to show progress in practice. The same can be said for outside linebacker Sio Moore, who is in line to play on Sunday.
-- Special teams player Keith McGill was limited on Wednesday and held out of Thursday’s practice with a groin injury.
Did not practice: RT Khalif Barnes (quad), CB Keith McGill (groin)
Limited participation: QB Derek Carr (ankle/knee), WLB Sio Moore (ankle), FB Marcel Reece (quad)
Physically unable to perform: DJ Hayden (foot)
Injured reserve: TE Nick Kasa (knee), CB Taiwan Jones (foot), SS Tyvon Branch (foot), MLB Nick Roach (concussion), LB Kaluka Maiava (hamstring)