Raiders left tackle Donald Penn has never missed a game during his 10-year career. Penn will now be forced to miss his first game ever due to a knee injury that he suffered during a week 17 game against the Denver Broncos. Penn expressed his frustration recently on twitter.
I did everything I could 2 play tomorrow I mean everything in tears right now haven't missed a game my entire career lost 4 words??????
— Donald Penn (@DPENN70) January 6, 2017
Penn was having one of the best seasons for any offensive lineman in 2016. Penn, 33, allowed just one sack on 622 pass blocks. He was rated as the 11th best overall tackle according to Pro Football Focus. That is incredible. Connor Cook’s day just go a whole lot tougher. Expect to see a lot more of Jadeveon Clowney creating havoc now that Penn is out.
Oakland now plans to go with Menelik Watson at right tackle. Watson is the normal right tackle. Austin Howard now slides into the lineup as the right tackle. The loss of Penn could be the turning point for the Texans to pull off a win.