Veteran injuries equal inexperienced line

Updated: October 13, 2003, 7:56 PM ET
Associated Press

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Right tackle Lincoln Kennedy's torn left calf still aches. Right guard Mo Collins has an injured knee. Neither can play. To make matters worse for the beleaguered Raiders, left guard Frank Middleton went down with a severely strained right quadriceps in Sunday's loss at Cleveland -- and he might be sidelined for the season.

Guess what else is hurting on Oakland's veteran offensive line? Their pride.

The Raiders committed an NFL season-high 19 penalties in a demoralizing ...

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