Former Raiders starting center Jake Grove was in for a tryout, according to a report in the National Football Post.
Will check it out later today at the facility, but it makes sense. Grove would be available probably for the veteran minimum, Cable likes him, and the Raiders need another center.
Based on his performance over the last two weeks, rookie third-round pick Jared Veldheer has a leg up on being the Raiders left tackle for the next several years. He’s also currently the backup center. Starter Samson Satele has been injured in each of the last two weeks with a concussion and a knee strain, and the Raiders would probably be better off leaving Veldheer where he is.
Bringing in a center would mean creating roster space and the Raiders don’t appear to have a lot of room on the offensive line. Bruce Campbell has the least significant role at present in terms of playing time, but is too intriguing a talent to let go.
The Raiders might consider going with one less running back, having kept Michael Bennett on the roster originally because of a fractured thumb sustained by Michael Bush and Darren McFadden’s hamstring strain.
More to come later . . .