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Raiders address offense with vet OT

3/26/2013

The Oakland Raiders signed tackle Alex Barron, 30. He was a first-round pick by St. Louis in 2005 and he has started 75 games. But he hasn’t played since 2010. He was hurt in 2011 and didn’t make Seattle’s roster last summer.

He is huge at 6-foot-7, 315 pounds, and he can play both right and left tackle. Because of his rust, I’d think he has no guarantee of making the roster.

Barron is the first outside free agent who plays on offense that Oakland has signed this month. The first six outside free agents all play on defense. The lone player Oakland has re-signed is right tackle Khalif Barnes. Barron will be trying to unseat Barnes.