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Raiders re-sign one of their prospective free agents

The Raiders re-signed veteran offensive lineman Khalif Barnes on Friday, making Barnes the first of the team’s 18 prospective unrestricted free agents to be locked up before free agency begins.
Barnes, who turns 32 in late April, spent the past five seasons with the Raiders, mostly at right offensive tackle.
He started 11 games at left offensive tackle last season in relief of injured regular Jared Veldheer. Barnes moved to left guard for the final five games upon Veldheer’s return.
“I’m so excited to be back,” Barnes said in a team press release. “I’m going on my sixth year here, and we’ve had some ups and downs but there are some unfinished things we have to do here. I want to be a part of the process that turns this thing around.”
The Raiders now have three of their starting offensive linemen under contract, along with center Stefen Wisniewski and right guard Mike Brisiel. Veldheer and veteran Tony Pashos are unsigned. The Raiders are adamant about wanting to re-sign Veldheer.
The Raiders are allowed to negotiate with their players until March 8 without competition from other teams. At that point, other teams are allowed to jump in the fray in advance of the start of free agency March 11.

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  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Minor’s not depressing.

  • marks hair

    New post

  • AutumnThunderstorm

    Amen

  • AutumnThunderstorm

    Solid moves.

    Now Reggie has the leverage.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I wasn’t ready to jump. Now comes the real test. Tag is the easy way out. Pardon the pun.

  • RaiderDirt

    No matter what some may believe the NFL is a business… A smart businessman will promote on value & performance NOT upon BSPN’S Analysis assumptions of what they should or shouldn’t pay them.

    “We want players + leaders that preform at a high level for four quarters & sixteen Weeks, not just pay check athletes”
    RM

    One Nation

  • RaiderDirt

    No, sign productive free agents fir what they’re worth..

    One Nation

  • SnBG

    He’s a GM in the NFl and you’re not. Period.

  • SnBG

    C’mon, what is the franchise tag for Hulk? Not worth it.

  • Raider Rick

    True….But DMC wants big money….trippin….

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    SHOUT IT OUT!

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