Report: LB Banta-Cain working out for Raiders today

A report just surfaced about the Raiders working out veteran linebacker Tully Banta-Cain today. A subsequent report said Banta-Cain passed his physical.

The latter news portends the Raiders signing Banta-Cain at some point today. He has spent six of his eight NFL seasons with the New England Patriots. He also played for the 49ers in 2007 and ’08.

Banta-Cain, 31, started six games for the Patriots last season, and he recorded five sacks. His best season came in 2009, when he notched 10 sacks.

Banta-Cain underwent surgery for an abdominal strain in July, but he apparently has recovered well enough to resume his NFL career.

The Raiders don’t practice until 7:05 tonight, so there won’t be any comment from coach Hue Jackson or Raiders players until after 9 p.m.

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Steve Corkran