By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Monday, March 19th, 2012 at 4:39 pm in Oakland Raiders.
The Raiders confirmed the addition of cornerback Shawntae Spencer and also announced they had re-signed guard Cooper Carlsile.
Carlisle has been one of Oakland’s most durable players over the last five seasons and last year did not miss a single snap. He was cut last week when the Raiders were dealing with salary cap issues, but told his agent, Frank Murtha, they wanted to bring him back.
In the meantime, the Raiders signed Mike Brisiel of the Houston Texans _ also a right guard.
Carlisle has been exclusively a right guard in his NFL career. If Carlisle or Brisiel are being considered for a switch to left guard, it’s conceivable Stefen Wisniewski could move to center. If not, Oakland has depth at a position that previously had none, other than third-year lineman Bruce Campbell.