Raiders starting LG Frank Middleton and rookie WR Carlos Francis have been lost for the rest of the season because of injuries that will require surgery. In addition, cornerback Charles Woodson was to have an MRI exam Monday on a hip pointer.
Raiders offensive lineman Robert Gallery, the draft's second overall choice, is slated to make his first NFL start at right tackle when Oakland hosts the Buffalo Bills.
Oakland G Frank Middleton was placed on IR Friday for a quadriceps tear, becoming the 12th Raider lost for the season and the second offensive lineman this week.
The Oakland Raiders offense is suffering -- mostly from a number of key injuries.
Four days after Barret Robbins' acknowledged he has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Raiders lineman Frank Middleton said he isn't ready to mend fences with his teammate just yet.
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