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Raiders bring back Khalif Barnes

Right tackle Khalif Barnes became the first of 17 unrestricted free agents to return to the Raiders, the club announced Wednesday.

Since free agency began, five players _ Philip Wheeler (Dolphins), Desmond Bryant (Browns), Brandon Myers (Giants), Mike Goodson (Jets) and Matt Shaughnessy (Cardinals) have signed with other teams, while the rest remain on the market.

An eight-year veteran, Barnes started nine games at right tackle last season after recovering from a torn groin muscle. He was a 16-game starter in 2011.

Barnes is versatile enough to have played in the gap and power scheme blocking the Raiders utilized in 2011 as well as the zone system last season.

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  • The Beeech Diggity Dawg

    YO YO WHAT IT BE, NERDY NERD DORKS?

    I’d take Star but only if JLH signs a max deal first. No way Star will get fired up for ferocious D if he’s not pumped up by JLH’s mad back flips in the end zone

    Biggest concern is Krappy will blow out his diapers in excitement when JLH takes it to the house

    I don’t think normal seats at the O come with an emergency changing table, yes?

    HELLS A FRESH

  • realtruraider

    xraided Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 2:31 pm
    Gaither would be the best LT in the league if it weren’t for his back. ask Ravens fans before you ask Chargers fans. that dude would give up 1 to 2 sacks A YEAR for BAL… crazy

    still, i’d get him in here to at least back someone up.

    —————————————————–

    Why would you ask fans of a team that he hasn’t played for 3 years, the Raider dodged a bullet when our medical staff didn’t pass him on his physical a couple years ago. Chargers gave him a decent contract and how did that turn out lol, pass on him unless its for vet min

  • Dakota

    Anyone who thinks re-signing Barnes will preclude us from taking a tackle 3rd overall in the draft is huffing glue…..I am looking at you Vegas.

  • ohioraider

    dr_robert Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 10:06 am

    I have recently been saying that I’d like geno to be drafted.

    I’ve decided I want Palmer. He’s awesome and his excellence will cause a certain black hearted idiot to die a slow rolando-like death this season.

    EXTEND PALMER NOW!
    —————————–
    Lol. EXTEND AND GIVE HIM A RAISE NOW!

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    lol at “extend palmer”

    he might need some extenze to get his game back though

  • Dakota

    If Huff and DHB come crawling back asking for the vet minimum + $1, do we take them back?

    I vote YES on DHB and NO on Huffy.

  • dvrck

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    I agree “extend palmer” and even then it’s last place.

  • inonewordraider

    Adam Schefter‏@AdamSchefter20m
    RT @MikeGarafolo: Osi Umenyiora has made his first visit. It was today with the Atlanta Falcons. No word on a signing yet.

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  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    definitely take dhb back, and i wouldnt mind huff playing db as a stop gap measure

  • oakfshow

    Wooooo eeeee Denise Allen? Long hall? Kalif Barnes AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. Everything about Reggie and DEnise is hillarious. #1 overall pick in 2014.

  • dvrck

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    I would draft a guy like J. Russell all over again.

  • The_Judge37

    I’d love to have DHB and Lechler back, let Huff anchor someone elses defense down

  • dvrck

    # Mistic1 Tha STupidvillain Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    definitely take dhb black, and i wouldnt mind her playing db as a stiff gap measure

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    huff was an awful safety but serviceable as a db, definitely not a player that you can build around but good roster depth

    hated watching him dive at ankles eat dirt and look confused giving up tds

  • dvrck

    hwnrdr Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Seahawks gonna win it all.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    dvrck Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    # Mistic1 Tha STupidvillain Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    definitely take dhb black, and i wouldnt mind her playing db as a stiff gap measure
    ============

    I see dr slob / mr / mac butt crack / sully has switched handles again

  • dvrck

    # R8ER MIKE Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Hope we don’t have to play the Seahawks this year.They scare me!

  • xraided

    “Why would you ask fans of a team that he hasn’t played for 3 years, the Raider dodged a bullet when our medical staff didn’t pass him on his physical a couple years ago. Chargers gave him a decent contract and how did that turn out lol, pass on him unless its for vet min”

    you misunderstood. ask ravens fans about his back problems because they had him around the longest despite so many injuries… and his potential if he wasn’t hurt … that’s all i was saying

  • dvrck

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Might as well not even play this season.We can’t get players and the Donkeys gonna dominate our div!!!!!

  • rediaR

    Dakota Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 2:21 pm
    678.The_Judge37 Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 2:20 pm
    677.Dakota Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 2:18 pm
    Raiders re-sign Khalif Barnes….obviously they are trying to force Palmer into retirement.
    ——

    LOL, you’ll know when they start playing hard ball if Mario Henderson comes in for a visit.

    __________

    Heard they posted bail for Kwame Harris and hope to sign him to a deal.
    —————
    Willie Smith IS still on the roster.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    dvrck Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    # Mistic1 Tha STupidvillain Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    definitely take dhb black, and i wouldnt mind her playing db as a stiff gap measure
    ==========

    dont put words in my mouth that is a puzzy move

  • dvrck

    # KoolKell Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Seahawks could take Star.

  • beechams gay lover

    Beechy there you are! we just got the package of viagra you sent for. lets burn rubber

  • dvrck

    # Mistic1 Tha STupidvillain Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    definitely take dhb black, and i wouldnt mind her playing db as a stiff gap measure
    ==========

    put big things in my mouth that is a fuzzy move

  • Dakota

    Cubs without WGN and/or Wrigley Field?

    F that noise!

  • dvrck

    inonewordraider Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Follow the B@uceman Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 12:47 pm
    Al Davis knew how to ruin a team just like this.I love it.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    rediaR Says:
    Willie Smith IS still on the roster.
    =======================================================

    Always fun to check the roster and see all the guys you forgot about that maybe are coming around and might have something to offer this year.

    http://www.raiders.com/team/roster.html

    They’re in alphabetical order but you can click any of the catagories to rearrange. Position is particularly useful.

  • raiderinparadise

    Joe Person @josephperson 3s
    Free agent safety Mike Mitchell says he’s agreed to terms on a 1-year deal with #Panthers. Will compete w/ DJ Campbell and H Nakamura at SS.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    raiderinparadise Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Joe Person @josephperson 3s
    Free agent safety Mike Mitchell says he’s agreed to terms on a 1-year deal with #Panthers. Will compete w/ DJ Campbell and H Nakamura at SS.
    ============

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    he will beat out nakamura

    he will play in the post season with cam newton

  • inonewordraider

    Adam Schefter‏@AdamSchefter4m
    Top kicker salaries: Sebastian Janikowski ($4 mil), J. Scobee ($3.45 mil), S. Gostkowski ($3.4 mil), C. Barth ($3.3 mil), Prater ($3.25 mil)

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  • rediaR

    Raiderinparadise Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 3:16 pm
    Joe Person @josephperson 3s
    Free agent safety Mike Mitchell says he’s agreed to terms on a 1-year deal with #Panthers. Will compete w/ DJ Campbell and H Nakamura at SS.
    ——————–
    Yup. He wanted to go someplace where he could start. He made that very clear in an interview during training camp.

  • boss01

    F NO ON GENO SMITH

  • boss01

    YES ON STAR