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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Raiders likely to pursue vet LB

By Bill Williamson

The Raiders will almost certainly go get a veteran linebacker now that young linebacker Travis Goethel could be out for the year with a knee injury. Goethel was playing well and he was pushing Quentin Groves at weakside linebacker.

ESPN's John Clayton reports Oakland could potentially bring back linebacker Kirk Morrison (who was traded to Jacksonville last year) or bring in Lofa Tatupu. Both Morrison and Tatupa are best suited at middle linebacker, but they are heady veterans who could help in an emergency. The Raiders looked at Tatupu early in camp.

This is another tough break for a team that has been battered by injuries in camp.

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