The Raiders have signed veteran offensive lineman Andre Gurode, the club said Friday night.
The 34-year-old Gurode, who starred at center earlier in his career but can also play guard, will work again with Raiders assistant head coach / offensive line coach Tony Sparano, who was Dallas’ OL coach from 2005 through 2007. Gurode gives the Raiders some veteran depth along the interior line, where the Raiders trend young save for guard Mike Brisiel.
Gurode (6-4, 318) dressed but did not play in two games with Chicago late last season. The Bears released him in December.
Gurode’s best seasons came with Dallas (2002-2010), for whom he was a five-time Pro Bowler. He moved on to Baltimore for the 2011 season.