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 Sateleโ€”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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