Leaving early from Sunday’s game against the Chiefs was Raiders right tackle Trent Brown. He suffered a knee injury which Jon Gruden said was being evaluated. That knee injury had him missing from practice Wednesday which is very bad news for the Raiders.
Brown is a key piece to the Raiders offensive line. The most important piece outside of perhaps center Rodney Hudson.
When Brown left the game, he was replaced by second year tackle Brandon Parker. The result was Carr being sacked twice late in the game. It brought back bad memories from last season when the rookie tackle duo of Parker and Kolton Miller gave up 30.0 sacks between them and Carr was sacked a total of 51 times.
Should Brown not be able to go, the Raiders could once again be looking at a starting tackle duo of Miller and Parker. You can bet Carr would feel considerably uncomfortable in that situation and that could kill the chances of the offense rising to the occasion in Minnesota Sunday.
Also missing practice for the Raiders was special teams maven Dwayne Harris along with guard Gabe Jackson who is not expected back until at least next week.