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Fox reports Boothe visiting Raiders

Kevin Boothe, an eight-year veteran who started his career as a rookie starting guard with the Raiders, is visiting the facility in Alameda, according to a Fox Sports report.

Boothe, 30, has 62 NFL starts, including all 32 games the past two seasons with the New York Giants. Boothe started 14 games as a rookie sixth-round draft pick out of Cornell under Art Shell in 2006, but was cut the following season when the Raiders switched from a power and gap scheme to a zone scheme under Lane Kiffin and line coach Tom Cable.

Oakland’s offseason moves have zeroed in on tackles, with Austin Howard signing and Donald Penn visiting. Boothe would provide competition inside for right guard Mike Brisiel and left guard Khalif Barnes.

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  • FourMoreYears

    Oh don’t worry. He’s coming in at 5 overall.

    #killmeplease

  • Snoozebum

    JACOBY Ford?

  • Gdog

    Hey look! I didn’t have to wait a day for Charlie to type the sims/Coleman comparison!!

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    Before Veldheer being taken in the 3rd round, it had been three years since the Raiders had last drafted an Olineman. The Raiders had selected Mario Henderson also in the 3rd round. SO, apparently it only takes one center and three tackles in a five year span to build a good offensive line that includes the picks of Mario Henderson, Bruce Campbell, and Jarred Veldheer. Lil Wiz was drafted a full year later. 2007- Mario Henderson. 2010- Veldy/Campbell, 2011- Wiz

    Sorry, not everyone is as smart as you.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    “Jacobooty’ Ford.

  • mikeschoice

    I believe we lost our left tackle last year….

  • NYCRaider

    JV was over valued but saffold contract wasn’t? JV was injury prone but saffold wasn’t? Notice the RM lovers wont bash MD for voiding Saffold’s contract? Its because they work there and dont want to get fired. Cmon Charlie/SNBg/Alex7 start bashing MD or are you scared to lose your jobs

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    That reminds me. Mario is only 29 and not very busy right now.

  • Zymurge

    Wait, are you asking people to be patient and saying that we won’t be celebrating a Super Bowl win in 2014? Blasphemy!

    Otherwise, great post. It’s all about the four year plan.

  • mikeschoice

    chit happens…

  • NYCRaider

    Zymurge, what record would get RM fired IYO? Can you be specific?

  • SaintKaufman

    Oh boy, here it comes……

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    No, as in none, nada, zero, zip, such thing as a lock in the draft.

  • R8erEduc8er

    Saffold, Howard, Tuck, Woodley, Terrell Thomas, Antonio Smith, Penn (visited), Oher (was going to visit), LB R Jackson (visiting) , DE A Carrington (visiting), U Young, OG/C Boothe (visiting), Shaub (rumor), MJD (rumor)….those are a lot of names. Other teams signed more big names, but I don’t know if any other team has signed more FAs…esp after today’s visits. I could be wrong.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Good afternoon, everyone! I take it everyone’s wearing their shamrock-themed Oakland Raiders shirts today?

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Is that the rolling over 4 year plan?

  • SaintKaufman

    SIGN EVERYBODY! :)

  • Gdog

    16 picks from Reggie barely even got us any starters.

    And we are hoping he’s suddenly going to pick “franchise” guys? THEN we get to spend some of the cap space he hoarded??

    You are a hoot Charlie…

  • Guest123

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000334615/article/mayock-bortles-tends-to-stare-down-his-receivers
    and in other news, Blake Bortles tends to stare down his recievers according to Mayock

  • FourMoreYears

    Not me. Tighty-whiteys and a shotgun. Just a normal day at the office.

  • Chino

    Yup

  • Guest123

    yup, cuz we got a whole lifetime to see this transformation through..

  • Gdog

    I’m guessing two wins?

    The sand bagging is already starting.

  • SaintKaufman

    They still make those?? Weird.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Shotguns? i believe so.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I only got half of one. And that’s if I clean up my act.

  • EDWARD TEACH

    It’s kinda hard to sign guys when you’re 30 million over the cap. But that’s an excuse, right?

  • NYCRaider

    he wont respond. they never do.

  • Blackholepriest

    Likes and dislikes is what it all boils down to.

    The apologist are desparate for Reggie to succeed because they hated Mr Davis. the impatient rip him because they loved him.

    Then there are the few objective ones like myself and others. I desperately want him to succeed I just ain’t falling for foolishness……….period

  • Zymurge

    Maybe the injury concerns that voided giving Saffold long term big money were the same ones that precluded a better offer for Veld. It could just be that the team isn’t willing to invest long term in an LT that has enough current damage and history to put reasonable doubt into his ability to start at least 70 games over the next 5 years.

    They already know Velds injuries and history and found out enough about Saffolds shoulder to have reasonable concern for that kind of cap commitment. Both cases show pragmatic, long term thinking trumping the need to make a FA splash that will bite back later.

    Reggie is doing what he learned in Green Bay. Slowly and surely making incremental upgrades with low risk. Slow and steady wins the race.

  • gurneyhallack

    SIGN ALEX MACK. Whatever it takes. This will solidify the line and allows us to invest the #5 pick with Mack or Watkins ( Clowney will most likely be gone). If this is done this will negate the fiasco ensued during the first days of FA and FA will be considered a success. I hope this is RM intent all along.

  • Guest123

    Bridgewater meeting with Raiders going on now

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    2003- Dustin Rykert 6th Rd, 2005- Pete McMahon 6th Rd, 2006(Art Shell’s return)- Paul McQuistan 3rd Rd, Kevin Boothe 6th Rd, Chris Morris 7th Rd, 2007- Mario Henderson 3rd RD, 2010- Jarred Veldheer 3rd Rd, Bruce Campbell 4th Rd, 2011- Stefen Wizniewski 2nd Rd, Joseph Barksdale 3rd Rd, 2012- Tony Bergstrom 3rd Rd, 2013- Menelik Watson 2nd Rd.

  • NYCRaider

    who killed the saffold deal IYO? did MD step in?

  • SaintKaufman

    Knew that was comin.

  • Return

    No Saffold is all his fault. Again, MD nixed the deal. Not RM. RM was all ready to sign. How do I know? Because Saffold said so.
    Look, my beef with RM is that his plan of doing business is doomed to failure. Betting on injured players is guaranteed to fail. Guaranteed. I can pretty much gauge how many games the team is going to win based almost solely on injury history. You can also base it on experience of personnel at a particular position. This is why with RM it is no mystery what this team is going to do. It’s not even prognostication anymore. It’s just that predictable.

    LT is an epic cluterphuk waiting to happen. If Watson plays there his is going to get slaughtered and most likely injured. If we draft LT and let him play he’s going to get the azz beating of his life, but ironically if he survives he will be a a top tier LT going forward. it will be classic trial by fire.. This is why letting Veldy go is so important. It’s not letting him go but getting a suitable replacement. Watson ain’t it.

    We know that at least half the CB’s and the RB’s are going to go down with injuries. Guaranteed. One of them may well be Hyden. Even if he stays healthly he will be burnt unmercifully at least for the first half of the season. Whatever QB plays is going to take a beating. This is why I think they may actually hang on to Pryor. This Pryor statement is the only statement I’m making that I consider a stretch.

    So to all the shills. That’s the reality. Constantly saying it’s Al’s fault and cap hell doesn’t fly anymore. Rm has got to produce. And the reality of the matter is he will be worse and you will still blame it on Al.

    .

    the

  • Guest123

    I’ll gladly throw $11 million at Mack before I throw a plugged nickel at Schaub.

  • Gdog

    This seems more like backwards to me. And slow and steady is aging vets on their last paycheck??

  • SilverandBlack666

    LOL exactly what I thought as well….

  • Gdog

    I know.

  • FourMoreYears

    I would much rather see Reggie and DA succeed. I would also much rather my landlord stop charging me rent, but I’m gonna go ahead and cut the check next month anyway, you know?

  • IAmAlwaysWrong

    Veldheer is last week’s news. shut up already!

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    That’s the Draft 2003 to now of linemen. Not many good players in that group. If all of the decent players had been kept on the team, perhaps the Raiders would have built a line. BUT THEY DIDN’T

  • SilverandBlack666

    Yep!

  • SaintKaufman

    Aint gonna happen. The new Flynn.

  • SilverandBlack666

    What about Carson Palmer is he old news too?

  • Hotep Down

    He wasn’t good last year no reason to think he’ll be good this year… I hope that they don’t think they’ve fixed the interior line…. that’be a loong shot

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    And here’s the shirt I’m wearing today:

  • 2romes

    If there were any FA signing that year there was deals to be made. The Raiders did bring in some Free agents, right? Or was there zero cash spending and the first time in history of doing so.

  • IAmAlwaysWrong

    he wasn’t missed. move on