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Latavius Murray practices, Menelik Watson does not for Raiders

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Once again, as we begin the week, Latavius Murray is practicing. He practiced Wednesday last week but by Friday, he was not present. He was recovering from a concussion he suffered in the Thursday night win over the Chiefs and even with the long week before the meeting with the Rams, he was not able to fully pass through the concussion protocol and was inactive for the game.

Watson played in the game but left in the second quarter with an injured ankle. He was replaced at right tackle by Khalif Barnes who had been replaced at left guard by Gabe Jackson who was returning from a knee injury.

Barnes had a rough day against the Rams while the situation at running back for the Raiders went back to Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew receiving the bulk of the carries. Marcel Reece also received some carries, though that had little to do with Murray not playing.

Once again, Murray must go through the concussion protocol to be cleared to play versus the 49ers on Sunday.