Oakland's offensive line, defense get key reserves back at practice

Oakland linebacker Miles Burris practiced for the first time since undergoing knee surgery in January, and second-round pick Menelik Watson joined him on the field after missing nearly a month.

Slowly but surely, the line in the Raiders' training room is thinning out.

Even left tackle Jared Veldheer, out since early in training camp, received encouraging news regarding his triceps injury.

Burris started 15 games as a rookie in 2012 but had been on the physically unable to perform list before getting cleared to practice this week.