The Falcons lost starting guard James Carpenter early in the 4th quarter against the Oakland Raiders. While up 33 to 6, Carpenter went down in what appeared to be a leg injury. He was carted off the field and was almost immediately ruled out for the remainder of the game.
77 LG James Carpenter is out with a groin injury.— Falcons Comm Dept. (@FalconsComm) November 29, 2020
Carpenter was replaced by journeyman Justin McCray, most recently with the Cleveland Browns. Ito Smith quickly scored on an 8-yard touchdown run. After the series, the Falcons sat most of their offensive starters.
Carpenter was signed to a 4-year, $21 million deal at the start of 2019. He was an odd pick for a team running an outside zone blocking scheme due to his size, and has frequently been the worst performing player along the offensive line. There is a chance this is the last time we see Carpenter suiting up for the Falcons.