Collins to have knee surgery
ALAMEDA — Oakland Raiders starting right guard Mo Collins will undergo surgery this week to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.
The surgery is scheduled for Wednesday in South Carolina, coach Bill Callahan said. Collins is from Charlotte, N.C., and his regular doctor will perform the surgery.
The Raiders are hopeful Collins will return for a home game against Tennessee on Sept. 29. That would be the Raiders’ third game of the season and it follows their bye week.
The 6-foot-4, 325-pound Collins, 25, played in Oakland’s 24-14 exhibition loss at Tennessee on Aug. 15, then missed practice all last week with what the team initially called a bruised knee.
Collins was a first-round pick by the Raiders in 1998. He had a stress fracture in a leg last year and missed most of the season.
Also, backup tight end Jeremy Brigham will miss Thursday’s exhibition finale against the Arizona Cardinals because of a strained medial collateral ligament in his left knee.
Niners waive five more players
SANTA CLARA — The San Francisco 49ers waived five players on Monday, including former XFL running back Saladin McCullough.
It was the second straight failed trip to San Francisco’s training camp for McCullough, who couldn’t beat out Paul Smith or NFL Europe rushing champion Jamal Robertson for a backup job.
The 49ers also cut receiver Jeremy McDaniel, claimed off waivers from Buffalo five days earlier. McDaniel caught 43 passes for 697 yards for the Bills in 2000.
Offensive tackles Austin Lee and John Feugill and safety Brian Smith also were waived.