With Raiders practice over the injury report has been released and we know have a clearer idea of who is going to play on Sunday and who isn’t.
Notable names on the list include David Ausberry who was projected to be Oakland’s starting tight end as well as the obvious absences of Jared Veldheer and Menelik Watson the Raiders original and replacement starting left tackles. In their place will be Khalif Barnes and subsequently Tony Pashos as the Raiders offensive line reshuffles in Watson’s absence.
Sio Moore is listed as questionable and appears to be a gametime decision. The outside linebacker is a huge part of the Raiders pass rush and already has a sack on Tony Romo on his resume, the third round pick will likely do anything to get into his first NFL regular season game so if he can’t play his injured toe is likely serious.
Sebastian Janikowski is listed as probable and will be bringing his big leg to Indy for Week One. Expect him to play.
Matt Flynn was listed as probable, although that likely doesn’t factor into much as it is even more unlikely that Flynn gets the start with Watson’s status giving Dennis Allen and Greg Olsen even less faith in their pass protection.
Here is the complete Raiders injury report for Friday:
- TE David Ausberry (shoulder) – OUT
- QB Matt Flynn (elbow) – PROBABLE
- K Sebastian Jankowski (calf) – PROBABLE
- LB Sio Moore (toe) – QUESTIONABLE
- T Jared Veldheer (triceps) – OUT
- T Menelik Watson (knee) – OUT