Austin Howard and Matt McCants Out vs. Titans

Updated Oakland Raiders injury report, including Austin Howard and Matt McCants being ruled out of the Week 3 contest versus the Tennessee Titans.

After playing in 100 percent of the snaps in Week 2, Raiders right tackle Austin Howard has been ruled out for Week 3, ailing from the same ankle injury that kept him out of the regular season opener.

It’s certainly disappointing news, but considering Howard has missed practice all week, it’s not surprising.

Matt McCants, who saw some playing time in Week 1 after Menelik Watson and Howard both were injured, was hurt in that same game. This will be the second week in a row McCants has missed.

After being a limited participant in practice early in the week, Watson was a full go in Friday’s practice. He is officially listed as questionable, but he seems likely to go.

If Watson can’t play, however, that would put Oakland down three right tackles. At which point, the team would likely shift to the same offensive line setup that was used for much of the second half of Week 1 — Osemele, Feliciano, Hudson, Jackson, Penn.

Here is the Friday’s injury report for both teams:

Oakland:

Position Player Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
CB David Amerson Concussion Limited Limited Full Questionable
T Austin Howard Ankle Did not part. Did not part. Did not part. Out
C Rodney Hudson Knee Limited Limited Full Questionable
G Gabe Jackson Knee Limited Limited Full Questionable
RB Taiwan Jones Knee Limited Limited Full Questionable
DT Darius Latham Concussion Did not part. Limited Full Questionable
T Matt McCants Knee Did not part. Did not part. Did not part. Out
DL Jihad Ward Hip Limited Limited Full Questionable
T Menelik Watson Groin Limited Limited Full Questionable

Amerson has cleared concussion protocol and was a full participant, as was every other played listed on the injury report — outside of Howard and McCants, of course.

Tennessee’s injury report:

Position Player Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
CB Valentino Blake Chest Did not part. Full  –  –
CB Brice McCain Knee Did not part. Full  –  –
TE Delanie Walker Hamstring Did not part. Limited  –  –
G Chance Warmack Finger Did not part. IR  –  –
OLB Derrick Morgan Hamstring Limited Limited  –  –
TE Phillip Supernaw Back Limited Full  –  –
WR Kendall Wright Hamstring Limited Limited  –  –

Delanie Walker’s injury was discussed in detail in an earlier column. Chance Warmack was recently placed on IR, which is a big blow to the Titans offensive line.

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