Friday, February 21, 2014
Rookie glance: OL Lamar Mady
By Paul Gutierrez
How acquired: Undrafted free agent
2013 season: The Youngstown State product spent the first two weeks of the regular season on the Oakland Raiders’ practice squad before injuries on the offensive line precipitated his promotion. He remained on the 53-man roster the rest of the season, appearing in seven games. Mady, who saw most of his time on special teams, also proved competent at right guard and left guard.
Looking ahead: The Raiders re-signed the exclusive rights free agent earlier this month so that must mean they like him, right? Sure, but it can also mean next to nothing if Oakland goes out and revamps the entire offensive line. Still, he did not embarrass himself and actually acquitted himself quite well, thank you very much. Is he a starter on a championship-caliber club? Probably not. But he was a solid backup for a rebuilding team. How does he fit in Year 1 of the Raiders’ Reconstruction? Stay tuned.