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Becht to visit Raiders

Ten-year veteran Anthony Becht is looking to play for another year.

A league source informs PFT that Becht will take a free agent visit with the Raiders this week.  Becht, a blocking specialist, has played with the Rams and Cardinals the last two seasons.

The interest in Becht and especially Brandon Manumaleuna early in free agency is a sign that the death of the blocking tight end has been somewhat overstated.

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11 Responses to “Becht to visit Raiders”
  1. raiders177 says: Mar 8, 2010 11:00 AM


  2. dlew2191 says: Mar 8, 2010 11:11 AM

    I know he’s a TE but say it next time.

  3. jb10 says: Mar 8, 2010 11:13 AM

    just what the raiders need! i just don’t understand this team. al davis is killing me!!!

  4. Nevisyakker says: Mar 8, 2010 11:14 AM

    Oh WOW!!! REALLY???
    Who cares?
    Becht wasn’t noteworthy when he was young and in his prime, that is suggesting I guess that he actually had a prime.

  5. hizzle1281 says: Mar 8, 2010 11:19 AM

    no way

  6. raiders177 says: Mar 8, 2010 12:05 PM

    I really don’t understand posts that say stuff like “Who cares, this isn’t newsworthy.” This is a football rumor site, just be happy they aren’t reporting what color thong Gerald McCoy is wearing.

  7. NASHAUN says: Mar 8, 2010 12:09 PM

    This is in case they want to replace Tony Stewart. Zach Miller is a moderate liability in pass blocking that he clearly makes up for with his pass catching ability. Brandon Myers showed a lot of promise last year, especially with the play he made to beat the Bengals with the strip on the fumble recovery. I don’t know if Becht can contribute much on special teams though, the way Stewart does.

  8. PFTiswhatitis says: Mar 8, 2010 12:13 PM

    He really wants to play for the Raiders?

  9. Joe in Toronto, Canada says: Mar 8, 2010 5:53 PM

    NASHAUN: I have to disagree regarding Miller, dude is already a very good blocker, both run & pass.

  10. cuban_commando says: Mar 8, 2010 10:15 PM

    This is GREAT news!!!!! At least we did NOT give up a 1st round draft pick for this over the hill player!

  11. 1nationraidernation says: Mar 9, 2010 4:31 PM

    always woreth getting blue collar productive players that just want to play, and EARN their check.
    Now we need to get Bobbie Williams on a flight to Oakland. (Unless we plan to take Iupati at #8) Williams is the best unrestricted ROG available

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