By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at 3:32 pm in Oakland Raiders.
On the heels of releasing veteran right guard Cooper Carlisle on Wednesday, the Raiders lined up a visit with free agent Mike Brisiel.
Brisiel’s position? You guessed it, right guard. His former team? The Houston Texans, the team that employed current Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Knapp the past two seasons and current Raiders offensive line coach Frank Pollack the past five seasons.
Brisiel, who turned 29 today, has spent all six of his NFL seasons with the Texans. He started 47 games the past five seasons, including 13 last season.
It’s possible that the Raiders will bring back Carlisle at some point, just at a cheaper salary than the $3 million he was slated to earn in 2012. In the interim, the Raiders are checking out other options.
Brisiel missed the final three games of last season with a broken leg. He also missed time in 2010 with a calf injury. Carlisle missed only one snap last season and one game the past seven seasons.