Raiders TE Clive Walford shelved after ATV accident

The Oakland Raiders have had a pretty good offseason this year, but it looks like they will be in a little bit of a bind going into OTAs. Second-year tight end Clive Walford will be forced to sit out of spring practices due to a knee injury which occurred during an ATV accident earlier this year.

FOX Sports reported that Walford is currently ahead of schedule on his recovery and should be back in time for training camp. The team also believes that the injury “may not be as bad as originally thought.”

Walford was a third-round pick for the Raiders last season and had a pretty good showing during his rookie year.

The team is pretty confident in what he is going to be able to do for them going forward and there were even talks of the team trading starter Mychal Rivera in favor of starting Walford.

During the 2015 season, Clive Walford Walford caught 27 passes for 329 yards and three touchdowns during the final 12 games of the year. He certainly has a big future ahead of him and he should be able to make a big impact going into his second season.

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