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Raiders re-sign Khalif Barnes, sign Pat Lee

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There was plenty of big news around the NFL on Wednesday, but business went on for all of the teams even if it didn’t grab the biggest headlines.

The Raiders reached agreement on contracts with two players, including starting right tackle Khalif Barnes. Barnes started all 16 games for the Raiders in 2011 and he’ll be back for another go-round after signing a one-year deal. According to his agent, via the Associated Press, Barnes will make $2 million next season.

Barnes will likely face a challenge to his starting spot from Joe Barksdale over the summer. The Raiders have shuffled their offensive line in the last couple of weeks with guard Mike Brisiel arriving from Houston and center Samson Satele leaving for the Colts. Stefen Wisniewski is expected to take over at center.

Cornerback Pat Lee is also the owner of a new contract from the Raiders. Lee had been a member of the Packers, the team that drafted him in the second round of the 2008 draft, but his agent said that was leaving Green Bay to sign with Oakland. Lee played in all 16 games for the Pack last season and profiles as a backup and special teams contributor for the Raiders.

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23 Responses to “Raiders re-sign Khalif Barnes, sign Pat Lee”
  1. jetslag44years says: Mar 21, 2012 7:58 PM

    This just in Khalif Barnes eats Pat Lee

  2. spellingcopfather says: Mar 21, 2012 7:59 PM

    So this mean no Tracy Porter!!!

  3. wehager says: Mar 21, 2012 8:03 PM

    Just heard from his agent, Khalif was fined 12,000 for 5 false starts trying to get to his agent to sign the papers.
    Love ya Khalif but watch those yellow flags this year ok?

  4. lombardihero says: Mar 21, 2012 8:03 PM

    Pat Lee Bah ha ha Best wishes in Oakland thanks for barely contributing when you were in Green Bay.

  5. radrntn says: Mar 21, 2012 8:04 PM

    seems like o-line, and db’s are set. Another free safety please.

    now lets get busy with the linebackers…..did curry get along with hawthorne ok in seattle?

    and if at all possible lets resign bush as well

  6. Chairman Al says: Mar 21, 2012 8:06 PM

    jetslag44years says: Mar 21, 2012 7:58 PM

    This just in Khalif Barnes eats Pat Lee
    ——–

    I can’t tell you how hard I laughed at that.

    Barnes is average at best, but at least its some depth to the line. Hopefully Barksdale surpasses him and he’s a key reserve player.

    Lee should be a nice replacement for Hiram Eugene on special teams. We need to focus on linebackers. And, if at all possible, hopefully Run DMC and crew are texting Michael Bush right now and asking him to come back.

  7. RaiderMight says: Mar 21, 2012 8:07 PM

    This guarantees the Raiders will keep the “most penalized” team record. Yay!

  8. rundmc81 says: Mar 21, 2012 8:21 PM

    No No No.. Wake me up from this nightmare.. I though this dude was gone forever. My sister could watch a 1 minute Sports Center highlight and tell you that this dude sucked. Who is coming back next, Andrew Walter?

  9. jimmysee says: Mar 21, 2012 8:35 PM

    Pat Lee was a disappointment in Green Bay. Hope he can find the “on”-switch in Oakland.

  10. packfaninchitown says: Mar 21, 2012 8:52 PM

    Dear Reggie,

    Thanks dude!

    Packer Nation…

  11. mullman7675 says: Mar 21, 2012 9:00 PM

    Porter is still in the mix…

  12. dondiraider says: Mar 21, 2012 9:24 PM

    Lee is special teams only…chillax dudes!

  13. johnny1818 says: Mar 21, 2012 9:34 PM

    R.M.whats up?First you let Allen hire Greg “offense takes a”Knapp,and now you’re loading us up with washed up DB’s who don’t even have the speed to match up with ellite WO’s,no line backers,I know it’s not August yet but you’re scaring me.The Donkys get Manning and we get Pat Lee hmmmmm.What’s really going on.

  14. doitbigreggiemckenzie says: Mar 21, 2012 9:55 PM

    not a fan of either signing but if it helps get control of the cap I’ll buy into it. gone is the absurd mentality that the raiders were just one player away. They are getting control of the cap and look to be entering rebuild mode. Needed to be done. One season was not going to fix that defense. I’m a fan of what is going down.

  15. bloggingpoodlewalker says: Mar 21, 2012 9:55 PM

    Looks like the Cheeseheads still not yet recovered from massive choke job AT HOME vs the Giants. LMAO

  16. sicklnick121 says: Mar 21, 2012 10:17 PM

    These guys are being brought in to compete, if there not best for the position Reggie will do what he has to

  17. bizzyb559 says: Mar 21, 2012 10:49 PM

    Did I miss something? The Texans were in the playoffs last year with Knapp!!! A major improvement over Bresnahan I might add. Regardless who is signed right now, it doesn’t mean they won’t or can’t be cut prior to regular season. I think Knapp and Saunders will be an excellent duo and they can actually do their job without interference unlike the past. with all due respect.

    I am positive about the Raiders future and I really don’t care who Peyton plays for. People act like this guy is impossible to beat, but he isn’t. I think people underestimate other teams in the division including our new and improved Raider Team. It’s a new era for Raider Nation and I have to believe our team will be a force to be reckoned with. Go Raiders…….Peace out.

  18. lunarpie says: Mar 21, 2012 11:52 PM

    Pat who??!??

  19. raiderapologist says: Mar 22, 2012 12:01 AM

    johnny1818 says: Mar 21, 2012 9:34 PM

    R.M.whats up?First you let Allen hire Greg “offense takes a”Knapp,and now you’re loading us up with washed up DB’s who don’t even have the speed to match up with ellite WO’s,no line backers,I know it’s not August yet but you’re scaring me.The Donkys get Manning and we get Pat Lee hmmmmm.What’s really going on.

    Hmmmmm. The salary cap?

  20. johnny1818 says: Mar 22, 2012 12:28 AM

    Love the tag raiderapologis lol.They could have got rid of Palmer and Symoure they would have saved plenty of cap money.If it was rebuild mode they should have gone all the way then.Plus next year they still have to pay out the restructured contracts.and bizzyb559 Knapps record,20th,12th,25th,29th,and 21st with texans tremendous talent .so he is mediocre to bad OC,Saunders ranked the Riders offense 9th last season.R.M. shouldn’t have let a rookie coach make all the coaching hires.

  21. vikescry1 says: Mar 22, 2012 9:25 AM

    goodbye pat best of luck, and thank you reggie. now if you could work out a trade for hawk and give us a 7th rounder or just by ted lunch it would be much appreciated. thanks a packers fan

  22. jackntorres says: Mar 23, 2012 7:50 AM

    Why aren’t people as interested in GBs 2007 bounty program as the Saints? Hypocrites.

  23. silvernblak says: Mar 25, 2012 10:54 PM

    Barnes? Are you kidding me? Did anybody watch film on this guy to see how many times we got backed up because of this clown!!!!! Maybe thats why its just a 1 yr contract! Here is the conversation between Barnes and Reggies on negotiation weekend. it went something like this; RM says KB, “1 yellow flag = 1 yr contract which = Good bye” easy enough for you KB? But Barksdale is a huge talent looking for a contract and a place to call home so dont be surprised to see him snuff out Barnes when Barksdale gets the nod for opening day!!!!!!!!

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