Oakland Insider: Khalif Barnes is Now with the Oakland Raiders

Farris GunningCorrespondent IMarch 14, 2009

Another addition to the up and coming Oakland Raiders in now official!

The Raiders have been rebuilding their team for quite some time now.  Al Davis is doing the right things this year to ensure some wins for the Silver and Black.

First Tom Cable brought the locker room together last year.  Winning the last two games of the season against good teams gave the team the motivation they needed.  Tom Cable is the right man for the job and now Al Davis is putting the money where it should be this year.

Aso was a great job on Al's part.  He is amazing and a complete shut down corner which will make QB's hesitate throwing his way every game.

Lechler was another great decision.  He has the best leg in football, and it's sure nice to have the ability to put the ball inside the five yard line when needed.

Now Oakland adds Khalif Barnes. 

Barnes played with the Jags since 2005 where he was a force to recon with.  Starting as a Rookie in 12 games and being one of 6 rookie linemen to start at least 12 games in the Jags history. 

In Barnes's Career he has started in 57 of 60 games. 

Barnes is a great fix for the Oakland Raiders.  Games are won from the line of scrimmage and he will make an immediate impact for the Raiders.

Barnes signed to a one year contract.

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