NEW ORLEANS -- General manager Reggie McKenzie said the Raiders don't have a timetable as yet for the return of left tackle Jared Veldheer, who underwent surgery for a torn triceps Friday.
"We probably won't know until the second week of rehab," McKenzie said.
Jim Veldheer, the tackle's father, tweeted, "Jared is in recovery. All went well."
It remains likely that Veldheer will be placed on the designated for return injured reserve list, meaning the earliest he could return would be in the eighth game of the season on Nov. 3 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Raiders won't make that move until cutting the roster to the final 53, with Veldheer included in that number. He then would be placed on injured reserve, taking him off the roster, and the Raiders can add another player.
In the meantime, the Raiders will keep an eye out for available tackles, although McKenzie said, "We're not looking to just bring in bodies. Veldheer's a real player, and real players aren't just hanging around out there."
Crawford later recovered a Cadet fumble that was forced by Brandian Ross. Ross dropped Cadet for a 6-yard loss on the first play of that drive.
Defensive back Chris Carr, another former Raider, is also with the Saints.