Raiders may sign Trevor Pryce

October, 6, 2011
10/06/11
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ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that defensive lineman Trevor Pryce is visiting the Raiders.

Pryce and the Raiders are expected to talk about a contract; the right deal could land Pryce with the team soon.

Pryce is 36 and he was last with the Jets last season; he previously starred for Denver and Baltimore. He is a leader and has a lot of experience. He’d fit in Oakland’s locker room. He was in Baltimore when Oakland coach Hue Jackson was an assistant.

Pryce would play both defensive end and defensive tackle for Oakland in a rotational situation. It might be a stretch to think he is a full-time player at this point, but he can help. The Raiders defense has struggled badly this season, so adding Pryce could be worth it.

In other AFC West news Thursday night:

Denver rookie starting right tackle Orlando Franklin practiced Thursday after the death of his younger brother Wednesday. He was excused from the team Wednesday, but the fact he was back at practice Thursday is a sign that Franklin is on pace to play Sunday. He has started every game for Denver this season.

Kansas City left tackle Branden Albert is not a fiery guy. But he took on a leadership role when his team needed him the most, during Sunday's victory over Minnesota, the Chiefs' first of the season.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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