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Menelik Watson to return final day of Raiders training camp

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Dennis Allen said he hopes to have Menelik Watson back at practice Wednesday.


Over 19 days of camp so far, rookie offensive tackle, Menelik Watson has practiced all of about ten minutes. That's 19 days of training camp the team's second round pick has been out.

He showed up for camp with an ankle injury he suffered in the off-season and was placed on the non-football injury list. He returned August 7, went through warm-ups, and as soon as position drills began, he left the field after re-aggravating the injury.

Now, today, Dennis Allen offered some encouraging news "I'm hoping to have Menelik Watson back out here tomorrow," said Allen.

Camp breaks tomorrow which means he is expected to see his first and last full day and training camp practice in Napa. The team plays their third preseason game on Friday and will return to Alameda to resume practices next week in preparation for their final preseason game.

Watson will not play in this game but his status for the final preseason game is uncertain.

Early Tuesday, the team announced the signing of offensive tackle Tony Hills, who was working at right tackle in practice and will offer the team some depth with just three other offensive tackles healthy.