Reviewing the Raiders roster: Offensive line

As we continue to look at how the Oakland Raiders roster looks now that they have finished with free agency and the draft, up next is offensive line. If you missed it earlier this week, you can check out the review of quarterbacks and running backs here, and the review of wide receivers and tight ends here. Offensive linemen: projected starters* - Donald Penn(LT) - Gabe Jackson/Kevin...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders projected starting offense

  In the third year of a full-scale rebuild, the Oakland Raiders finally got the cap space and decent amount of draft picks to seriously move forward. There are only ten players on the roster that were part of the team in 2011, with only four of them (Khalif Barnes, Denarius Moore, Stefen Wisniewski, and Marcel Reece) expected to be starters in 2014. Their starting offense has been...
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Reviewing Raiders revamped offensive line

The Oakland Raiders played with maybe the most rag-tag group of offensive lineman ever in 2013. Needless to say major upgrades were needed. With the largest cap space in the NFL Reggie McKenzie had money to spend and has done well after two big hits early. The Raiders have refused to hand out any large deals this off-season and Jared Veldheer, although very reliable was a casualty...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has a good plan

Reggie Mckenzie’s has not only put his free agency plan into action, he’s put it into full throttle. Since the start of free agency, Mckenzie has signed eight players from outside the organization. The Raiders have also resigned five of their own free agents. Those players consist of 16 year vet Charles Woodson, running back Darren McFadden, offensive lineman Khalif Barnes, free...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders free agent preview: Needs and desires

With NFL Free Agency beginning tomorrow, here is one last look at the Oakland Raiders before the madness begins. The Raiders are coming off of back to back 4-12 seasons under new general manager Reggie McKenzie and head coach Dennis Allen. A big part of the reason behind the two bad years is that McKenzie tore things down in order to fix a terrible cap situation. Now that the Raiders...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Lack of Oakland Raiders re-signings may not be McKenzie’s fault

The Oakland Raiders have no re-signed any of their top free agents yet. This morning at noon eastern time, the legal tampering period began where teams are allowed to begin discussing contracts with potential free agents. Those players can then be signed on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. EST. But as free agency hits, the Raiders have only re-signed Khalif Barnes, extended Taiwan Jones and...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders have good options at guard in deep draft

The Oakland Raiders will need to do a lot of work on their offensive line. Probably their worst unit on offense or defense last season, the Raiders offensive line was comprised of street free agents and undrafted free agents. Injuries plagued the unit and prevented and hope of having a successful season. In order to avoid another disaster like the 2013 season, the Raiders will need...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Re-visiting the Raiders offensive line post Khalif Barnes signing

The Oakland Raiders resigned the veteran offensive tackle/guard Khalif Barnes last week as they begin to rebuild last years shaky front line. The Raiders have many more questions at offensive line as they move forward but bringing back Barnes is a step in the right direction. Barnes is entering his sixth season as a Raider and by all accounts is a great leader in the locker room...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Lineman Khalif Barnes re-signs with Raiders

The Raiders re-signed offensive lineman Khalif Barnes on Friday afternoon, giving him a one-year contract for the sixth straight season. Barnes, 31, moved from right tackle to left tackle last season when Jared Veldheer tore his triceps. Barnes didn't embarrass himself at that demanding spot and then moved to left guard when Veldheer returned in Week 12. Barnes started all 16...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders re-sign versatile lineman Khalif Barnes

The Raiders resigned offensive lineman Khalif Barnes yesterday, the team announced. Barnes, who has been with Raiders the last five seasons, said that he re-signed with the team, in part, because he has unfinished business in Oakland. Barnes told the Raiders in-house media, ““I’m so excited to be back. I’m going on my sixth year here, and we’ve had some ups and...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders re-sign Khalif Barnes

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Per source: #Raiders re-sign Khalif Barnes, official announcement expected soon. — Fallon Smith (@FallonSmithCSN) February 28, 2014 Barnes signing has since been made official. He played several positions along the offensive line last season for the Raiders. Now Raiders fans are hoping...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders Re-Sign OL Khalif Barnes

Update: The Oakland Raiders have re-signed G/T Khalif Barnes: — OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) February 28, 2014   ——— Fallon Smith of CSN Bay Area reports that the Oakland Raiders have re-signed OL Khalif Barnes. Smith adds that the deal is expected to officially be announced some time soon. Barnes, 31, signed a one-year...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders offseason position review: offensive line

Oakland Raiders offseason position review: offensive line1,034. Khalif Barnes That’s how many offensive snaps Khalif Barnes played this season for the Oakland Raiders. That pretty much sums up the offensive line in Oakland in 2013. 1,034 out of 1,036 snaps. 99.8 %. To have an underwhelming player like Barnes play all but two snaps is asking for trouble, especially if most of them...
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

An offseason look at a division rival

Normally for Behind Enemy Lines, we would be chatting with the editor for the Chiefs opponent to see how they would be approaching the upcoming game. But since the Chiefs are done for the 2013 season, we took the opportunity to learn about the offseason of a familiar foe: the Oakland Raiders. James Arcellana from the cover32 site for the Raiders answered our questions for Oakland...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders vs. Chiefs: Keys to the Game

When the Raiders visited Arrowhead earlier in the 2013 season, a promising start quickly took an awful turn. Oakland’s defense held up their end of the bargain, but the offensive line could not protect then-starting quarterback Terrelle Pryor. Pryor was rendered completely ineffective all game, and eventually the Chiefs proved to be too much for the Raiders to handle.So what to...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Jared Veldheer activated by Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have made it this far with a patchwork offensive line that's done its best to protect both Terrelle Pryor and Matt McGloin this season. The return of Jared Veldheer will help. The underrated left tackle was activated off short-term injured reserve Wednesday after partially tearing his triceps in August, the team announced. In a corresponding move, the Raiders...
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November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: 2013 Week 12 NFL Power Rankings (#27)

Last week: 29 (+2) Record: 4-6 Week 11 Studs C Stefen Wisniewski LOLB Kevin Burnett Week 11 Duds RT Menelik Watson LT Khalif Barnes RG Mike Brisiel TE Jeron Mastrud LE Jason Hunter RE LaMarr Houston
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November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: 2013 Week 11 NFL Power Rankings (#29)

Last week: 29 (+0) Record: 3-6 The league seems to have figured out Terrelle Pryor. Over his past 4 games, he’s completed 61 of 120 for 714 yards, 1 touchdown, and 8 interceptions. The Raiders blew one of their best chances to win another game the rest of the way, losing in New York to the Giants this week. They go to Houston this week and then they’re home for Tennessee, but...
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November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: 2013 Week 10 NFL Power Rankings (#29)

Last week: 29 (+0) Record: 3-5 The wheels kind of fell off of this scrappy Raider team’s season last week as they allowed an NFL record tying 7 passing touchdowns to Nick Foles in a 49-20 loss. They are moving the chains at a mere 68% rate, as opposed to 74% for their opponents and defenses seem to have figured out Terrelle Pryor, who figures to be without Darren McFadden for the...
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November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Quick study guide to Eagles at Raiders...

Today's guest columnist is a guy who knows the Raiders very well. His pen name is "Brazy", and he is a life-long Raiders fan who now resides in Las Vegas. Although an accountant by trade, Brazy has been contributing articles to the Raiders fan site called for a long time. "The Raiders host the Eagles this week, as they try to even their record...
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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: 2013 Week 9 NFL Power Rankings (#29)

Last week: 30 (+1) Record: 3-4 Aside from his NFL record 93-yard quarterback run, Terrelle Pryor struggled against the Steelers, who are one of the best defenses he’s faced this season, completing 10 of 19 for 92 yards and 2 interceptions. We know he can run, but his struggles in his last two games against the Chiefs’ and the Steelers’ defenses have to be concerning for the...
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October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: 2013 Week 7 NFL Power Rankings (#30)

Last week: 30 (+0) Record: 2-4 The Raiders faced a 4th and 48 in their loss to the Chiefs this week, which is, unofficially I believe, an NFL record. It was so bad that even a solid punt, 46 yards, didn’t reach the chains. Negative plays were a theme of the day for the Raiders, as they were sacked 10 times. Terrelle Pryor is to blame for much of it, probably more than the offensive...
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October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders lose to Kansas City, 24-7

The Raiders fell to the Kansas City Chiefs this afternoon, their first loss at Arrowhead stadium in six years, as the Chiefs defense overwhelmed the Raiders’ patchwork offensive line. The Raiders came into game missing their starting left tackle (Jared Veldheer) and center (Stefen Wisniewski) to injury and during the course of the game they also lost their 2nd team center ...
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October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: 2013 Week 3 NFL Power Rankings (#31)

Last week: 32 The Raiders won the total bowl last week. I originally had the Raiders winning just 1 game all season, week 2 at home for Jacksonville, but they have impressed me more than I’ve expected so far this season. Terrelle Pryor has faced two of the worst defenses in the NFL in his 2 starts, but he’s led this team to 6 times as many first downs as punts this season. Of...
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September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

A list of Huskies currently in the NFL….

Husky fans, check this list out Do you recognize them all?? Jake Locker, Desmond Trufant, Chris Polk headline list of former Huskies in NFL With the NFL kicking off its first Sunday of the season today, here’s a look at former Huskies who are opening the season on an active NFL roster, per – Khalif Barnes, OL, Oakland Raiders. 2012: Appeared...
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September 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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