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Is OT Gaither a Raider?

Two local reports say that the Raiders have agreed to terms with offensive tackle Jared Gaither. Not so fast, according to Gaither’s agent.

Gaither’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, just Tweeted that “Jared Gaither has not agreed to contract terms with the Raiders.”

One of the reports said that Gaither has been spotted at the Napa Valley Marriott and that two unnamed sources confirmed he has agreed to terms.

Practice begins in one hour. However, Gaither isn’t allowed to practice until Aug. 4, so he isn’t apt to be in attendance.

The Raiders have been linked to Gaither for the past several days. If he were to sign, it would give the Raiders two mammoth tackles. Jared Veldheer is 6-feet-8 and 340 pounds. Gaither is 6-9 and 340.

Gaither missed all of last season because of a back injury. He started 28 of 33 games from 2007-09 with the Baltimore Ravens.

If Gaither becomes a Raider at some point, it likely closes the door on the likes of Mario Henderson, Khalif Barnes and Langston Walker, unless any of those players is content with a backup role.

The other issue is which side to play Gaither and Veldheer. Gaither’s experience is at left tackle. Veldheer finished the season at left tackle for the Raiders last season.

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  • YoungAmerican

    Gaither – Loper – Wisniewski – Barksdale – Veldheer

  • Thec07

    cockran you are way late man…

  • Thec07

    Hey cockran, do you have a Malcolm Floyd spotting in at the Napoa Marriot?

  • 89052RAIDER

    Clarence is one for one so far!

  • Thec07

    2.YoungAmerican Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 2:39 pm
    Gaither – Loper – Wisniewski – Barksdale – Veldheer

    +++++++++++

    Yep…May pick up Lutui…

  • Suspect J

    the Awesome one need to resign with the Raiders

    1st OF ALL NO ONE WANTED TO DRAFT HIM IN THE FIRST ROUND

    HE WAS THOUGHT OF AS A FOUTH ROUND PROSPECT AT SAFETY

    THE RAIDERS MADE HIM THE MAN HE IS ALONG WITH HIS CHARACHTER HE NEED TO COME BACK.

  • DeuceDeuce

    Rather have Waters than Lutui..

  • big oak boy

    Gaither
    Loper
    Wiz
    Carlisle
    Veldheer

    My guess to start the season.

    throw in brian waters and playoffs

  • VanHeathen

    All right Clarence…
    Now about those other two predictions.

  • RaiderDuck

    If true, we’ve got:

    LT: Gaither/Veldheer
    LG: Loper/Campbell/Barksdale
    C: Wiz 2.0
    RG: Campbell/Barksdale
    RT: Veldheer/Gaither

    That’s not bad at all.

  • Thec07

    5.89052RAIDER Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 2:40 pm
    Clarence is one for one so far!

    +++++++++++=

    a lot of folks on the blog knew this one…
    Clarence is wrong NAM21 signing for 9 mil????
    He could get 15-17 from the jets or the texans…

  • CuzImaRaider

    wow, like 16 hours to give us this!! Where the F has Jerry gone!!

  • YoungAmerican

    LT: Gaither, Veldheer
    LG: Loper, Carlisle?, Barksdale?
    C: Wisniewski
    RG: Carlisle, Barksdale, Campbell
    RT: Veldheer, Barksdale, Campbell

  • DeuceDeuce

    RaiderDuck Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 2:42 pm
    If true, we’ve got:

    LT: Gaither/Veldheer
    LG: Loper/Campbell/Barksdale
    C: Wiz 2.0
    RG: Campbell/Barksdale
    RT: Veldheer/Gaither

    That’s not bad at all.

    So Veldheer and Gaither are gonna start AND back each other up?…

  • Thec07

    Jerry’s blog days are over…we get cockran now..

  • Suspect J

    Gaither baby yeah!

  • raider Gus

    Gaither would be a welcome edition to a line-in-progress.

  • big oak boy

    HOW ABOUT RANDEL EL AND T.O. AS OUR VET WR

  • Thec07

    I suspect in 15 minutes we will hear of some other signings…

  • Thec07

    Malcolm Floyd, and Braylon Edwards are still out there…Both are young and could be out no.1…

  • DeuceDeuce

    big oak boy Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 2:45 pm
    HOW ABOUT RANDEL EL AND T.O. AS OUR VET WR

    Hell no..and maybe depending on health/contract..

  • DeuceDeuce

    Thec07 Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 2:46 pm
    Malcolm Floyd, and Braylon Edwards are still out there…Both are young and could be out no.1…

    Ill take Floyd but no thanks on Braylon..

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  • YoungAmerican

    So Veldheer and Gaither are gonna start AND back each other up?…

    ————-

    If Gaither goes down to injury, move Veldheer to LT and bring up Barksdale or Campbell at RT.

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  • OC Raider

    Bring Back Jerry!!!
    we need more timely news!

  • RaiderDuck

    DeuceDeuce Says:

    So Veldheer and Gaither are gonna start AND back each other up?…

    ================================================

    Actually, I was referring to who might be in the starting lineup; that wasn’t a depth chart.

  • DeuceDeuce

    YoungAmerican Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 2:48 pm
    So Veldheer and Gaither are gonna start AND back each other up?…

    ————-

    If Gaither goes down to injury, move Veldheer to LT and bring up Barksdale or Campbell at RT.

    If only it were that easy..

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  • inonewordraider

    Sign VET WR+ VET CB+ DT for depth=PLAYOFFS!

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    Thec! Whats up brother? U down for fantasy this year or what?

  • big oak boy

    HOW ABOUT STEVE SMITH AND T.O.

  • RaiderDuck

    Also, let’s not insert Gaither into the starting lineup quite yet. Remember when Cable went out and got Erik Pears, and we all figured him for a starter? Wrong.

  • DeuceDeuce

    RaiderDuck Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 2:49 pm
    DeuceDeuce Says:

    So Veldheer and Gaither are gonna start AND back each other up?…

    ================================================

    Actually, I was referring to who might be in the starting lineup; that wasn’t a depth chart.

    LT: Gaither/Veldheer
    LG: Loper/Campbell/Barksdale
    C: Wiz 2.0
    RG: Campbell/Barksdale
    RT: Veldheer/Gaither

    Thats all fudged up if its not a depth chart then lol..

  • DeuceDeuce

    RaiderDuck Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 2:51 pm
    Also, let’s not insert Gaither into the starting lineup quite yet. Remember when Cable went out and got Erik Pears, and we all figured him for a starter? Wrong.

    Your not really comparing Erik Pears to Jared Gaither are you?..

  • YoungAmerican

    If only it were that easy..

    ———

    Well, the Raiders seem to think so. That’s what they did last season. They moved guys around the line as necessary. When Satele got hurt one game, Veldheer shifted to C and Henderson was the LT.

  • Thec07

    Whats good 408? yeah you can put me in this year…

  • YoungAmerican

    NFL Network says Jets are out of the Nnamdi sweepstakes?

  • RaiderDuck

    DeuceDeuce Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Thats all fudged up if its not a depth chart then lol..

    =====================================================

    The slashes were meant to separate potential starters. For instance, LT would be either Gaither or Veldheer. LG would be Loper, or Campbell or Barksdale.

    I listed Wiz by himself because everyone knows he’s starting Day One.

  • big oak boy

    Sign VET WR+ VET CB+ DT for depth=PLAYOFFS!

    STEVE SMITH & T.O. CB CROMARTIE DT FRANKLIN

  • DeuceDeuce

    RaiderDuck Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 2:54 pm
    DeuceDeuce Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Thats all fudged up if its not a depth chart then lol..

    =====================================================

    The slashes were meant to separate potential starters. For instance, LT would be either Gaither or Veldheer. LG would be Loper, or Campbell or Barksdale.

    I listed Wiz by himself because everyone knows he’s starting Day One.

    I understand what you meant…

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  • noteasilyimpressed

    According to Albert Breer of NFLNetwork, the Jets are out of the Nnamdi sweepstakes.

  • DeuceDeuce

    noteasilyimpressed Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 2:56 pm
    According to Albert Breer of NFLNetwork, the Jets are out of the Nnamdi sweepstakes.

    Wow…man..do we still have a chance??? I dont wanna get my hopes up..

  • inonewordraider

    If true 9ers and Cowboys aren’t winning a SB so Nnamdi should stay put

  • Born with a Patch

    It’s 11:59……. Announcements almost here… Nnamdi? Gaither (official)? Miller? Huff?

  • inonewordraider

    So if Nnamdi stays, we sign Zmiller and Gaither do the Al Haters show themselves?

  • Haters going to hate

    Who is left in the hunt for Nnamdi?

  • Born with a Patch

    here’s hoping Clarence was right about three of them