ESPN: Becht to pay a visit

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting free agent tight end Anthony Becht is visiting the Raiders today.

It’s the first reported visit since free agency began Friday.

Profootballtalk.com is reporting the visit will take place “this week.”

Tight end is one of the positions where the Raiders could stand pat. Starter Zach Miller has 166 receptions in three seasons, backup Tony Stewart is a core special teams player Brandon Myers, a sixth-round draft pick, showed promise.

Becht, 32, is 6-foot-6, 270 pounds and had 10 starts for the Arizona Cardinals last season. He has 185 receptions for 1,511 yards and 21 touchdowns in a career which began in 2000 with the Jets. He also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2005 through 2007 and the St. Louis Rams in 2008. He is a former first-round draft pick, No. 27 overall and regarded as a good blocker.

Were Becht to sign, his likely competition would be Stewart, given Miller’s status as the starter and Myers’ promise as a rookie.

According to BuffaloBills.com, free agent offensive tackle Cornell Green is visiting the Bills today.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer