Menelik Watson out for a month

Oakland Raiders left tackle Menelik Watson will miss a month after having his knee scoped, according to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The Raiders have had issues all preseason with their offensive line, with this compounding matters. It's one of the reasons the Raiders went with Terrelle Pryor at quarterback, since the team needs someone that can run away from defenders when pressure comes.

Watson tore his torn lateral meniscus, which is what the surgery was required for.

With Watson out a month, right tackle Khalif Barnes will temporarily move to the left side.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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