TAMPA, Fla. – The original Raiders offensive line remains incomplete. Right tackle Menelik Watson is once again inactive with a calf strain, leaving Austin Howard to start in his place.
Watson has been out since Week 3, with an injury suffered against Tennessee. Howard will make his third straight start in Watson’s place, and has fared well in his stead, to this point.
Watson has yet to finish a game this season, with injuries halting him at the season opener at New Orleans and again at Tennessee.
The Raiders are also playing without quarterback Connor Cook, cornerbacks Antonio Hamilton and Dexter McDonald, offensive tackle Matt McCants, tight end Ryan O’Malley and defensive tackle Stacy McGee.