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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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  • R8ER MIKE

    have a great night nation !!
    time for some cold beers and some more tasty buds !!

  • jesusraiderjim

    NFL‏@nfl28m
    RT @NFL_ATL: Dwight Freeney, John Abraham to visit with Broncos on Thursday, according to @AlbertBreer
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    Dudes the Donks are loading up. We better make a few more moves before the season starts and draft really, really well.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Christopher Hansen ‏@ChrisHansenNFL 1h

    Waiting to get my cousin’s numbers. He was hoping to run in the low 4.3s and put up 225 over 20 times.

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    Christopher Hansen ‏@ChrisHansenNFL 1h

    Ronnie Thomas (my cousin): 5-9, 197. 4.41 first (and only) attempt on 40 into wind (wet turf here too), 19 reps, 32″ vert, 9’7″ broad. RB/WR I compare him to Danny Woodhead

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    I thought that was pretty cool.. maybe UDFA

  • hwnrdr

    641.rediaR Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 1:47 pm
    Papertiger418 Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 1:43 pm
    Hwnrdr

    Yeah, DMX is f@cking terrible. It was fun when I was in middle school but did not age well at all. He was in a movie with Steven Seagal too, right? Guy even got busted for impersonating a FBI agent at an airport a few years ago. Moron.
    ————–
    Yeah but have you heard him do Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer?

    That was one of teh dopest stuff I heard right there! Check it out!

  • The_Judge37

    649.severeraiderz Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 1:53 pm
    Kelly has the ability to play 3-4 end and 4-3 tackle, especially in nickel packages. That versatility is keeping him employed
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    I’m extremely offended by this post, how do you flag or report?

  • inonewordraider

    dwight freeney, john abraham

    meet khalif barnes

  • xraided

    we aren’t even close to competing with the donkos. sad truth. i guess if Pryor becomes Russel Wilson or Kaep this year we can keep Manning off the field.

  • jesusraiderjim

    Anything wrong with us looking at Abraham and/or Freeney?

    I know…”Do u realize the situation Al Davis left this organization in…since free agency started Al Davis has posted a record of….blahblahblahblah
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    DJJohnny

    Great question. We are gonna have to have at least one decent free-agent signing on the line and at corner or we are going to be a freakin door-mat. The kool-aid is weak sauce right now.

    I hate DA

  • xraided

    inonewordraider Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 2:02 pm
    dwight freeney, john abraham

    meet khalif barnes

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    haha! i doub they’re penciling him in as the starter. if Reggie is he wants his QB hurt i suppose.

    i do remember Barnes being a good pass blocker in 2011 with Wiley coaching him. that was the extend of his game.

  • hwnrdr

    657.xraided Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 2:03 pm
    we aren’t even close to competing with the donkos. sad truth. i guess if Pryor becomes Russel Wilson or Kaep this year we can keep Manning off the field.

    And that’s how you beat him!

  • DutchRaider77

    @rediaR

    Thanks! Gotta find that for the Ipod for XMAS!

  • raiderinparadise

    Manning is a machine.

    The only way you beat him is to put up 31 plus points and somehow get turnovers.

    That being said .. if you hit him early & often any QB loses touch and poise thorughout a game

  • xraided

    wow that sentence was a mess. if reggie wants his starting QB on IR then yea go ahead and pencil him in.

  • papertiger418

    Again, I think our slogan for this season should be TO THE PAIN because we’re entering a year of austerity and taking our hits with the salary cap.

  • rediaR

    Inonewordraider Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 2:02 pm
    dwight freeney, john abraham

    meet khalif barnes
    —————
    And then the Pryor era starts. RIP Palmer.

  • hwnrdr

    661.DutchRaider77 Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 2:05 pm
    @rediaR

    Thanks! Gotta find that for the Ipod for XMAS!

    Pretty cool sh!t huh? “Do you know Rudolf teh Red Nose Riendeer?”
    “I know the lyrics to this one…”

  • The_Judge37

    You guys just don’t understand, you want to go out and sign a bunch of pro bowl names and try to win a Superbowl, or you want to “Build it Right”?

    Reggie is building this thing right, and Kalif Barnes is the building block

  • xraided

    “And that’s how you beat him!”

    jury is still out. i really do hope it happen with Pryor. truly and honestly. that would put us over the top. without Wilson, the Seachunks would have a putrid offense and a good defense only. with a running QB that has a good arm, they are unstoppable at times. we do need something like that going.

  • hwnrdr

    668.xraided Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 2:07 pm
    “And that’s how you beat him!”

    jury is still out. i really do hope it happen with Pryor. truly and honestly. that would put us over the top. without Wilson, the Seachunks would have a putrid offense and a good defense only. with a running QB that has a good arm, they are unstoppable at times. we do need something like that going.

    Agreed! Time will tell!

  • xraided

    Judge haha! your sarcasm is noted sir.

    Barnes is a depth move. bank on it!

  • rediaR

    He’s the vet they are bringing in that can be solidish, but they hope a young guy beats him out. At least I hope that’s what they hope.

  • severeraiderz

    The_Judge37 Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    649.severeraiderz Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 1:53 pm
    Kelly has the ability to play 3-4 end and 4-3 tackle, especially in nickel packages. That versatility is keeping him employed
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    I’m extremely offended by this post, how do you flag or report?

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    The truth hurts, he may not make it to June, though.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    I would draft STAR… or SHELDON RICHARDSON and get KELLY TO TAKE A PAY CUT..

    DLINE would be on POINT

  • raiderinparadise

    rediaR Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 2:08 pm
    He’s the vet they are bringing in that can be solidish, but they hope a young guy beats him out. At least I hope that’s what they hope.

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    Exactly, so annoying how “fans” go … Barnes? again? I thought we were going to upgrade?

    When there is a draft, FA, undrafted FA, camps, pre-season cuts and pick-ups all still before season.

    A lot still to happen

  • xraided

    in 2011 he was very serviceable despite the horrible false starts … but that was then obviously

  • The_Judge37

    Tommy Kelly is so versitile he can be a useless piece of $h!t any where on the DLine.

    Need him to get pushed around like a baby in a stroller at DT, you got it. How about stopped dead in his tracks at DE, no problem. Fall in quick sand at NT, He’s there!

  • Dakota

    Raiders re-sign Khalif Barnes….obviously they are trying to force Palmer into retirement.

  • The_Judge37

    677.Dakota Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 2:18 pm
    Raiders re-sign Khalif Barnes….obviously they are trying to force Palmer into retirement.
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    LOL, you’ll know when they start playing hard ball if Mario Henderson comes in for a visit.

  • Dakota

    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.

  • DutchRaider77

    @The_Judge37

    I think you are right about Kelly…but I bet if he goes to a legit team with Talent around he is going to do well (more limited snaps)…just don’t see him doing well on the Raiders.

    Like if he played next to J. Peppers…just see the tea leaves of him leaving, doing well and everyone whining why we didn’t keep him.

  • The_Judge37

    And that DMX, Rudolph video was hilarious, but nothing can top an Easy E Xmas

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdSmzS1Fklk

  • Dakota

    Jared Gaither expected to be released by the Chargers….could he play any worse at RT than Queef Barnes?

  • DutchRaider77

    Heard they posted bail for Kwame Harris and hope to sign him to a deal.

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    Well I heard Harris was just miscast in the ZBS, he is more of man-to-man power scheme…

  • hwnrdr

    Lechler to visit Texans tomorrow!
    That is where he has said he wants to be….right at home!

  • The_Judge37

    680.DutchRaider77 Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 2:21 pm
    @The_Judge37

    I think you are right about Kelly…but I bet if he goes to a legit team with Talent around he is going to do well (more limited snaps)…just don’t see him doing well on the Raiders.

    Like if he played next to J. Peppers…just see the tea leaves of him leaving, doing well and everyone whining why we didn’t keep him.
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    Sure, as long as he doesn’t need to stop RB’s. As long as it’s a passing down and he can pad his sack stats, he’s motivated.

  • realtruraider

    We could do alot worse than Barnes, which was obvious when he went down last year. He will make for good depth and if we can’t find anyone better he will make for a seviceable RT once again. We really can’t be to picky at this point, there isn’t to many good RT out there in our price range

  • raiderfankirk

    Email

    Star Lotulelei performs well at pro day

    Posted by Josh Alper on March 20, 2013, 3:11 PM EDT

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    Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei wasn’t able to work out for scouts at the combine because doctors found his hear was pumping below normal levels, leading him to return to Utah for more evaluation before resuming his normal workout schedule.

    There were no further problems, which got Lotulelei cleared to take part in the school’s pro day on Wednesday. Joe Schad of ESPN reports that Lotulelei put up 225 pounds 38 times, had a 30 inch vertical leap and a 4.65 time in the shuttle run. Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.net reports that Lotulelei ran the 40 even though he wasn’t scheduled to do so and put up an “official” time of around 5.15 seconds.

    The numbers are good across the board for Lotulelei, but scouts were already high on him as a football player. The question for teams is going to be about his medical reports, not his ability since the latter has already been well documented. It’s certainly a good sign that he was given the go-ahead to take part in the pro day, although individual teams will likely still want to see what their medical personnel have to say.

    Assuming things keep checking out on that front, there’s no reason to expect he won’t wind up being taken somewhere near the top of the draft

  • The_Judge37

    682.Dakota Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 2:22 pm
    Jared Gaither expected to be released by the Chargers….could he play any worse at RT than Queef Barnes?
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    He’d be an upgrade for about two weeks, then like a cold sore on your big date night, Kalif will be back

  • realtruraider

    Dakota Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 2:22 pm
    Jared Gaither expected to be released by the Chargers….could he play any worse at RT than Queef Barnes?

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    Go ask Charger fans what they think about him, the dude can’t stay on the field anyway because of his fked up back

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    John David Booty Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Follow The B@Uceman Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 12:48 pm
    and Tupac will never be on KRS-One’s level

    Ever heard of Ras Kass?
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    Soul On Ice is a cold piece of work. Nature Of The Threat is one of the coldest works ever recorded in HipHop or any other genre. If Ras Kass would have kept his carrer running in the lane of that album, he’d be much more successful. He f#cked up trying to appeal to the masses,
    ============

    not really how the music biz works

    when you sign with a label major or indie more often than not the artist loses control of the content.

    you are told what to say and how to say it. you may record 40-50 songs for an album and have mind blowing content that never see the light of day, as the the label picks and chooses what makes the album, how your image is formed and even album art work.

    The label must cater to what the distributors want, and they only want the most ignorant content.

    This is why the conscious rap movement of the late 80′s died and was countered with the so called gangster genre.

    when you dont control the method or means of production and distribution you have no say so.

    Not to mention many artist fell for the advance / recoup-able monies credit trap, forcing them to supply even more of what the label/industry demands.

    I know because it happened to me and many others i know in the biz.

    It is the reason i left the biz

    ras kass did what he was told

  • The_Judge37

    I’m getting tired of the “We could do worse” motto. It’s what made Bruce Gradkowski a Silver and Black Legend.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    KC could take Star.

  • raiderinparadise

    Lechler will prob go … even tho he played with Dennis Allen, yes, played together at Texas A&M

  • xraided

    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.

  • xraided

    by someone i mean Veldheer

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Who says Barnes is back as RT? Doesn’t he have as many or more TD receptions as our entire TE corps combined?

  • raiderfankirk

    KoolKell Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 2:30 pm
    KC could take Star.

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    Hope not. I’m sure Jags will take a QB

  • realtruraider

    LOL, its the truth man, Barnes gets alot of schit but Im fine with him getting re-signed. It would be nice to upgrade the RT position finally but don’t see that happening through free agency so maybe the draft……….

  • ESETERIK78

    Resigned Barnes!!!!!

    I hear Nancy Kerrigan in my head screaming WHHHHYYYYYYY??????

  • Dakota

    683.DutchRaider77 Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 2:23 pm
    Heard they posted bail for Kwame Harris and hope to sign him to a deal.

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    Well I heard Harris was just miscast in the ZBS, he is more of man-to-man power scheme…

    ++++++++++

    I thought he might be better suited as a catcher.