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Donald Penn’s league best active consecutive starts streak to come to an end with foot surgery

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NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Oakland Raiders Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The last time Donald Penn missed a start he was a rookie. Eleven seasons and an NFL best 170 consecutive regular season starts later, it’s over. He suffered a foot injury in the team’s game Sunday night against the Cowboys which will require surgery and end his 2017 season with two game remaining according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

With two games remaining and the Raiders all but officially out of playoff contention, they will have to go it with Marshall Newhouse moving from right to left tackle and Vadal Alexander taking over on the right side. As jumpy as Derek Carr has been much of the season, that won’t help.

Then again, it was a sack surrendered by Penn that knocked him out in week 16 of last season and then Penn suffered a knee injury that caused him to miss the team’s wild card game against the Texans. Former Raiders tackle Menelik Watson filled in and was no match for Jadeveon Clowney.