Raiders tackle Austin Howard
Right tackle Austin Howard's season is over.
After suffering an injury in the Oakland Raiders Week 14 win over the Denver Broncos, the team elected to place the veteran lineman on Injured Reserve Saturday.
Howard has been an integral part of a revamped Raiders offensive line that has allowed just 19 sacks of quarterback Derek Carr, and 21 sacks overall this season.
After spending the 2012 and 2013 seasons with the New York Jets, Howard signed with the Raiders heading into the 2014 season and spent his first season in Silver and Black as a guard, but was moved back to his natural position of tackle prior to training camp this season.
In a corresponding move, the Raiders filled Howard's roster spot by promoting rookie cornerback Tevin McDonald from the practice squad.
McDonald was signed by the team as an undrafted rookie and played two years at Eastern Washington after transferring from UCLA.