Raiders continue to build lines by adding OL Donald Penn
Mar18

Raiders continue to build lines by adding OL Donald Penn

Reggie McKenzie and the Raiders continued to add pieces to the offensive line on Tuesday as he added former-Buccaneer offensive lineman Donald Penn to the roster, according to NFL.com Penn will seemingly enter offseason workouts as the Raiders starting left tackle after the Raiders failed to complete a signing of Rodger Saffold and let Jared Veldheer walk in free agency. Penn became a free agent after the Buccaneers released him...

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Raiders free-agency signing Saffold fails physical
Mar12

Raiders free-agency signing Saffold fails physical

The Raiders let offensive tackle Jared Veldheer walk via free agency and chose to sign offensive lineman Rodger Saffold instead. But a problem arose as Saffold reportedly failed his physical on Wednesday, leaving the left tackle position still vacant for the Raiders. #Raiders announce that Rodger Saffold failed a physical and will not be signing with the team. — Scott Bair (@BairCSN) March 13, 2014 Not only is that crazy enough,...

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Raiders lose Veldheer, Houston but add Saffold
Mar11

Raiders lose Veldheer, Houston but add Saffold

Free agency certainly lived up to the “frenzy” hype for the Raiders as they lost two of their strongest pieces from last season, starting left tackle Jared Veldheer and defensive end Lamarr Houston. The Raiders chose not to utilize the franchise-tag option on either of the players and it turned out to be costly for Reggie McKenzie and the Raiders front office as they watch two of their best pieces from a roster with so...

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Raiders elect not to use franchise tags
Mar03

Raiders elect not to use franchise tags

Just as the Oakland Raiders did last year, the front office has elected not to use any of their franchise tags as they let Monday’s 1:00 p.m. PST deadline come and go. The Raiders had the opportunity to place one of three tags on a player, as explained here previously. The most likely candidates for the tags was defensive end Lamarr Houston and starting left tackle Jared Veldheer. Houston would have been given a one-year...

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Raiders re-sign OL Khalif Barnes
Feb28

Raiders re-sign OL Khalif Barnes

The Raiders announced on Friday that they have re-signed offensive lineman Khalif Barnes. Barnes has already played five years for the Silver & Black while appearing in 63 games with 46 starts in all. With much of the offensive line banged up last season, Barnes filled in by moving from his right-tackle position to start 11 games at left tackle and five at left guard. He started all nine games at right tackle in 2012 and all 16...

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