Oakland Raiders Trade For Miami Dolphins' Center Samson Satele (Updated Info)

Bob Cunningham@BCunningham215Senior Analyst IMarch 24, 2009

MIAMI - NOVEMBER 09:  Offensive lineman Samson Satele #64 of the Miami Dolphins celebrates his team's victory over the Seattle Seahawks at Dolphin Stadium on November 9, 2008 in Miami, Florida. The Dolphins defeated the Seahawks 21-19.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

In a trade with the Miami Dolphins, the Oakland Raiders have acquired center Samson Satele—who will likely be the Raiders' new starting center.

NFL.com and even the Dolphins' website is reporting that the trade involved undisclosed draft picks, but 2 Minutes to Midnight Green has learned that the trade was for a sixth round pick and a swap of fourth round picks.

The Raiders will now hold the 26th selection in the fourth round with the Dolphins taking Oakland's 8th selection in the same round.

Satele was a second round pick of the Miami Dolphins in 2007.

He has played in and started all 32 games since coming into the NFL.

Satele should go into Oakland with a clear path to the starting role for the Raiders. He has proven to be a quality starter during his short time in the league.

Good pickup for the Raiders. It seems like the Dolphins feel like they have another choice at center, possibly free-agent pickup Jake Grove.

In an interesting twist, Grove just happened to be Oakland's starter in 2008.

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