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Austin Howard (knee) placed on IR, Tevin McDonald promoted

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The Raiders placed right tackle Austin Howard on injured reserve Sunday, ending his season. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

The Raiders placed right tackle Austin Howard on injured reserve Sunday, ending his season. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

The Raiders have placed right tackle Austin Howard on injured reserve, ending his season after he suffered a knee injury in Sunday’s win over the Denver Broncos.

Howard was injured on the first drive of the third quarter and was replaced by Khalif Barnes (for one play, the Raiders used Tony Bergstrom at right guard and slid J’Marcus Webb to right tackle). 

But for Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers, Oakland is expected to start fourth-round pick Jon Feliciano at right guard and have Webb man the right tackle spot.

Safety Tevin McDonald was added to the Raiders’ 53-man roster to fill Howard’s spot. If active Sunday, can help out a secondary that will be without Nate Allen, who will miss his second straight with a knee injury. Allen has played in just five games this year after signing a four-year, $23 million deal in the offseason.

Howard was slated to be the backup at right tackle this season before Menelik Watson ruptured his Achilles in the preseason. Howard had started all 13 games until Sunday’s injury. Webb had exclusively played tackle before joining the Raiders, but has had a solid season at guard on an offensive line that’s been rated as one of the better pass blocking units in the league.

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Jimmy Durkin

Sports writer for the Bay Area News Group, covering the Raiders.

  • RaidingTexas

    Definitely need improvement at that position. But at least they finally benched the biggest problem at CB. A lot of that is on JDR and KNJ for continuing to roll DJ out there. He should’ve been benched sooner. Carrie was injured for awhile, though.

  • r8dercain

    New puzzzzy

  • LittleKing

    Where in TX are you? I lived in El Paso for 16 years, huge Raider fan base.

  • r8dercain

    Nasty poontang

  • LittleKing

    Never Perfect

  • r8dercain

    Never prepared

  • jesusraiderjim

    Tall order. We can do it. Gonna have to play good in all three phases. Play all 60 minutes. No Hail Mary BS

  • Dakota

    Do you say the same to your friends in India?

  • gangosix

    No problem, raiders win !

  • Post to the Ghost

    Can I buy a vowel?

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Nope.

  • gangosix

    Good morning raider nation, today has a “playoff” feel to it,looking for the defense to pick up the action where they left off last week, the crowd needs to “show up ” today and make some noise, Go raiders !

  • Post to the Ghost

    If we can’t get in (and it’s pretty slim we do) we’ve got 2 shots to play spoiler. Today is one.

  • r8dercain

    I have turned off my expectations switch for the day. .cuz when I have them, my feelings get hurt..

    Go Raiders

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I expect you to eat, drink,and be merry.
    At least ’til kickoff.

  • RaidingTexas

    Dallas. We have a pretty good showing here, too. Every time the Raiders play here, you see a lot of black at the game.

  • Reuel Smith

    with english accents

  • marks hair

    Meh.. I lost that feeling two weeks ago

  • marks hair

    Yes. It doesn’t really matter what happens. He found a quarterback that should do it.

  • gangosix

    Yea,I tend to be overly optimistic sometimes, maybe it’s the time of year,or the fact we’re trying to get to .500

  • Reuel Smith

    “i don’t trust happiness!” Tender Mercies.

  • LondonAl

    Positive outlook is best 🙂

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