Two veterans miss Raiders final OTA, three others not practicing

Levi Damien

As a reminder that OTA's are voluntary, the Raiders had two veterans not in attendance at practice today -- Justin Tuck and Kevin Burnett -- as first noted by Steve Corkran of the Bay Area News Group.

Tuck is the Raiders' prize veteran free agent addition this off-season and if anyone can skip voluntary practices without being frowned upon, it's him. Burnett was at practice last week in limited duty as he is nursing an ankle injury. He was not at the Raiders' first OTA sessions.

As expected, Antonio Smith and D.J. Hayden were not practicing. Hayden still sports the walking boot from the ankle injury he suffered in the first week of OTA's. Dennis Allen said initially it was just a rolled ankle but it appears to be no minor injury. Smith has not been expected to practice the entirety of the off-season as he recovers from an off-season surgery. The third player not practicing was guard Lucas Nix who also has not practiced throughout OTA's and there's no telling when he may return.

Returning to practice as expected was Latavius Murray. He had played in the Raiders' charity basketball game last Friday which was a definite sign he was healthy enough to practice.

Receiver James Jones was working on the sideline running drills with a trainer according to various media present. If he has any kind of injury, it is nothing too serious and being kept out is more as a precaution.

UPDATE: Dennis Allen said after practice that James Jones is dealing with a minor hamstring issue.

Dennis Allen will be speaking following practice so he will be able to shed some light on the subject.

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