December 18, 2015

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders will be without starting right tackle Austin Howard for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers because of a left knee injury.

Howard was hurt on Oakland's opening possession of the third quarter during last week's win over Denver. He had to be helped off the field by team trainers and did not return.

The 6-foot-7, 330-pound Howard - who has started 61 consecutive games - was held out of practice all week and the team was hopeful the rest would enable him to play. Instead, Howard was declared out on Friday.

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio declined to say who would replace Howard in the lineup against the Packers but the team has multiple options.

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