The Oakland Raiders have reached an agreement with offensive lineman Langston Walker.
Originally a second round selection in the 2002 draft, Walker’s first stint with the Silver & Black ended after the 2006 season. He then signed with the Buffalo Bills, 5-year, $25 million contract with a $10 million signing bonus, but was released on September of 2009.
Oakland snatched him up in October of 2009 and utilized him at tackle and guard.
The Raiders could use him at right tackle, as they have a opening there after the departure of the much maligned Cornell Green.
Green’s exit could be considered addition by subtraction at this point; penalties, mental lapses and ineffectiveness highlighted his time with the Silver & Black.
Mario Henderson, Cooper Carlisle and Robert Gallery are the only foreseeable starters on this roster. With many questions at center and the opposing tackle spot, the Raiders could easily target and land one of the many offensive lineman that could be available when they select in the first round in April’s draft.
Head coach Tom Cable stated that Erik Pears and Khalif Barnes would compete for the right tackle position. But upgrading the line significantly with a high round selection could be in the mix.