Raiders’ Donald Penn has verbal altercation with fans in parking lot
Raiders Pro Bowl left tackle Donald Penn had a verbal altercation with fans as he exited the players’ parking lot at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum following his team’s 30-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
A video shows fans yelling at Penn, with one removing his cap as if ready to brawl with the 6-foot-4, 315-pound offensive lineman as Penn got out of his car and approached the group. Only a movable metal barricade and a couple of security guards wearing yellow jackets separated player and fans before police arrived.
Frustration is mounting for the Raiders, trendy preseason Super Bowl picks who have now lost three straight games to fall to 2-3 on the season.
Jordan Matthews, WR, Buffalo Bills, thumb: Matthews injured his thumb last Sunday and underwent surgery this week. He is expected to miss approximately one month.
Tyler Eifert, TE, back, and John Ross, WR, knee, Cincinnati Bengals: There has been no update on Eifert’s status since the latest setback to his injury sidelined him in Week 3. His absence from practices suggests he is not returning anytime soon. Ross also remains out with a knee injury.
Matt Forte, RB, New York Jets, knee/toe: Turf toe can be unpredictable in terms of how long it can sideline a runner, even in mild cases. Forte has not yet returned to practice and remains out for the second consecutive week. More Bilal Powell coming this week.
Paul Perkins, RB, New York Giants, ribs: Described as having bruised ribs, Perkins made a limited appearance in Wednesday’s practice, but that was his only showing. Held out both Thursday and Friday, Perkins was ruled out early for Sunday’s game.