The Denver Post reports that Paul Cornick will start at right tackle for the Denver Broncos on Sunday Night Football against the San Francisco 49ers. This completes a precipitous fall for tackle, Chris Clark, who has gone from starting at left tackle in the Super Bowl against the Seahawks, to playing at right tackle this season, to now riding pine.
Although Clark played a clean game against Indianapolis in the first contest, he has fallen to a dismal -4.5 Pro Football Focus rating. He has committed 5 penalties and allowed 2 sacks this season, along with 1 hit and 5 hurries.
Cornick is a 6'6", 310 pound tackle in his first league year out of North Dakota State. This is his first season on the active roster, having spent 2013 on the Broncos' practice squad. He has been active all 5 games, seeing 31 offensive snaps and 46 special teams plays. He's notched a straightforward 0.0 rating from Pro Football Focus.