We’ve been wondering what the heck the Raiders are going to do with their offensive line with so many question marks heading into training camp.
We have at least one answer. (UPDATE: Or at least we thought we did.)
Tackle Jared Gaither is on board in Oakland, according to Vittorio Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle. Gaither was possibly the most talented and physically imposing tackle left in free agency. He was also probably the riskiest.
It’s no surprise that Al Davis took a swing here. We’ll be very curious to see the contract terms but he definitely makes a shaky Raiders offensive line a lot more talented.
UPDATE: Drew Rosenhaus, Gaither’s representative, said the report was incorrect and terms have not been agreed to. It sounds like the Raiders thought they had a deal. Another report says Gaither checked into the team hotel Friday.