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  • Oakland Raiders Sign OT Khalif Barnes

    NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi confirms that free agent offensive tackle Khalif Barnes has signed a one-year deal with the Oakland Raiders. According to Lombardi, the Raiders have also promised not to choose an offensive tackle in April’s NFL Draft.

    Barnes, 26, was drafted in the second round in 2005 by the Jaguars and has started 57 games in his four-year career. Barnes will compete for a starting job, as the Raiders cut veteran left tackle Kwame Harris last month.
    http://blogs.nfl.com/2009/03/14/ot-b...-with-raiders/

    Very good signing. Is a lock at starting RT and will compete with Henderson to play LT. Allows us to get a WR (Crabtree hopefully or Maclin), DE( Orakpo) or DT( Raji)
    Last edited by RaiderNation; 03-14-2009, 10:45 PM.


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  • #2
    Good signing by Oakland. Where do you think they're leaning in the draft?

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    • #3
      I don't think this needed a thread.

      sig made by BoneKrusher

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      • #4
        Originally posted by familyguy555 View Post
        I don't think this needed a thread.
        Chris Carr got his own thread....


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        • #5
          Originally posted by familyguy555 View Post
          I don't think this needed a thread.
          Why not? It could affect the draft quite a bit.

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          • #6
            I like the fact that's it only a one year deal. And I agree this does affect the draft. Al Davis is real high on Mario Henderson and Barnes will most likely start on the right side. I don't think Raiders will go OT in round one now.
            Taking a Knapp.

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            • #7
              Well I was expecting all of the top tier tackles to be off the board when the raiders picked anyways.

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              • #8
                All of them? You were expecting Jason Smith, Andre Smith, Michael Oher and Eugene Monroe to be gone by 7?

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                • #9
                  Nice solid move by the Raiders and really helps their OL. Barnes is versatile enough to play both tackle positions and will be a significant upgrade at right tackle. I'm sure JaMarcus Russell and Darren McFadden are happy.

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                  • #10
                    Add a center threw the draft and Oakland will have a nice promising offense line.
                    Derrick Morgan > All

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by vidae-KC View Post
                      All of them? You were expecting Jason Smith, Andre Smith, Michael Oher and Eugene Monroe to be gone by 7?
                      Depends on how you classify them I guess. I think that Jason Smith and Eugene Monroe are quite a bit ahead of the other two, but often group all 4 together.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Young Legend View Post
                        Add a center threw the draft and Oakland will have a nice promising offense line.
                        Mack/Unger/Wood in the 2nd or maybe Luigs/Caldwell in the 3rd would complete our Oline. I like what we have added to this Oline. 2 young OT's in Barnes and Pears that can play both LT and RT. The line should look like

                        LT Henderson
                        LG Gallery
                        C Draft one please
                        RG Carlisle
                        RT Barnes/Pears


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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by RaiderNation View Post
                          Mack/Unger/Wood in the 2nd or maybe Luigs/Caldwell in the 3rd would complete our Oline. I like what we have added to this Oline. 2 young OT's in Barnes and Pears that can play both LT and RT. The line should look like

                          LT Henderson
                          LG Gallery
                          C Draft one please
                          RG Carlisle
                          RT Barnes/Pears
                          I think that, in theory, that looks pretty good. However, it's quite a risk hanging it all on Barnes and Henderson at the tackle positions, not to mention Carlisle at RG who had a very down year after a good 2007.

                          At center, don't forget Chris Morris. He could be an option, although only on a very, very slim chance (certainly Henderson has a better chance of working out at LT than Morris at C).

                          I think there's reason for optimism in Oakland, but I also would not protest if they spent 3 draft picks in the first 4 rounds on the offensive line. Both the Oline and the WR position are really enigmas in Oakland. The optimistic fan will give glowing reports about the potential at both positions, but the pessimistic fan will say that the Raiders have about 5-6 starting positions that need to be addressed this offseason. I lean more towards safer is better at this point (i.e. get much more talent at those positions if you can), but that's just my opinion.

                          Oldie but a goodie.

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                          • #14
                            Also I forgot to mention Paul McQuisten. He has a legit chance at playing RG or RT. He looked real good at both positions before he got hurt.


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                            • #15
                              Jezz seeing a guy with Barnes' potential only signing a one year deal I wish the giants could've brought him in, had him be at worst our 6th man/backup swing tackle but also get a shot at pushing Diehl inside to LG if he got his head out of his rear.

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