The Raiders have benched RT Menelik Watson.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Raiders are "hoping/expecting" Menelik Watson can man right tackle, and have penciled Austin Howard in at guard.
According to CSN Bay Area's Scott Bair, "there is concern" among the Raiders' coaching staff that 2013 second-round pick Menelik Watson "might not have it."
Raiders LT Menelik Watson (calf, knee) is expected to return to practice on Wednesday.
Raiders rookie LT Menelik Watson is now battling recurring calf problems from an injury suffered in training camp.
Raiders rookie OT Menelik Watson (knee) returned to practice Wednesday.
Raiders LT Menelik Watson (knee) could resume practicing next week.
Raiders LT Menelik Watson (knee scope) is expected to be out for one month.
The Raiders will be down to two healthy offensive tackles if LT Menelik Watson (knee) is unavailable for Sunday's opener.
Raiders LT Menelik Watson (knee) was absent from Thursday's practice.
Raiders LT Menelik Watson suffered a knee injury in Wednesday's practice.
Raiders coach Dennis Allen was pleased with OT Menelik Watson's debut at left tackle in Thursday's preseason finale.
New Raiders LT Menelik Watson has never played left tackle at any level of football.
Second-round pick Menelik Watson has been inserted as the Raiders' starting left tackle.