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Raiders re-sign offensive lineman Khalif Barnes

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The Raiders have re-signed one of their offensive line starters of recent seasons.

The club said Friday it had reached a new contract with tackle/guard Khalif Barnes, who started 11 games at left tackle in 2013 in place of Jared Veldheer. Barnes also started five games at left guard.

The 31-year-old Barnes was the Raiders’ starting right tackle in 2011 and 2012. He joined the Raiders in 2009 after five seasons with Jacksonville (2004-2008). He has made 46 of his 103 regular season starts in Oakland.

“I’m so excited to be back. I’m going on my sixth year here, and we’ve had some ups and downs but there are some unfinished things we have to do here,” Barnes said in a team-issued statement on Friday. “I want to be a part of the process that turns this thing around.”

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35 Responses to “Raiders re-sign offensive lineman Khalif Barnes”
  1. thevikesarebest says: Feb 28, 2014 6:09 PM

    The aints ain’t winning no more rings with the vikings preparing to take over the NFC.could’ve joined us this season.SKOL

  2. El Pollo Loco says: Feb 28, 2014 6:22 PM

    christ it starts already,He sucked so of course better bring him back

  3. danieljameswhite70 says: Feb 28, 2014 6:22 PM

    I was hoping to see him cut, not re-signed. Yikes.

  4. shuttaman1990 says: Feb 28, 2014 6:24 PM

    Seriously? Khalif False start can’t block for nothing barnes?
    no non no NO

  5. souldogdave says: Feb 28, 2014 6:25 PM

    I thought Reggie was upgrading. Will he re-sign Nix next?

  6. radrntn says: Feb 28, 2014 6:37 PM

    all good, adds depth but still need to address o-line big time.

  7. jlb10 says: Feb 28, 2014 6:45 PM

    good cheap signing. he can play 3-4 positions along the line. played well while veldheer was out and even better at lg when veldheer came back
    good depth signing

  8. tmcrouch1 says: Feb 28, 2014 6:48 PM


  9. doitbigreggiemckenzie says: Feb 28, 2014 6:50 PM

    Depth is nice. He’s cheap, versatile, and knows the system. Still hope to add a guard or two this offseason.

  10. zeddicuszorander says: Feb 28, 2014 6:56 PM

    Unfinished business means logging a winning season for the first time in a bakers dozen……

  11. raiderufan says: Feb 28, 2014 7:02 PM

    EVRYONE PANIC!!!!!!!! Big Reg has no idea what he’s doing!!!!!

    That or he sees a guy thats played all but center in this offense, was the ultimate team player and at this price is invaluable depth…

    but panic is always more fun

  12. danieljameswhite70 says: Feb 28, 2014 7:08 PM

    Keeping him for depth doesn’t outweigh his penalties and stupid mistakes. It hasn’t been a big issue of late because we haven’t been very good and haven’t been in many games that “counted”. Wait til we finally get in an “important game” and he pulls one of his bonehead mistakes and it costs us a playoff game or a chance to go to the playoffs. I don’t like this signing unless he is going to be waaaay buried on the bench for depth.

  13. kcchokes says: Feb 28, 2014 7:23 PM

    Well, he was better than Eric Fisher last season….

  14. hanspard says: Feb 28, 2014 7:51 PM

    You usually only dress 7 OL for a game. Here’s a vet than can play every position but C. And I’m sure he’s cheap. This is about managing your game day roster, but signing a stud. Hopefully the starter comes from elsewhere.

  15. chodetoranto says: Feb 28, 2014 7:52 PM

    “Alright!!! 5-11 here we come holmes”

  16. raiderapologist says: Feb 28, 2014 7:52 PM

    El Pollo Loco says: Feb 28, 2014 6:22 PM

    christ it starts already,He sucked so of course better bring him back
    Depth signing. He can play inside, too, and isn’t terrible. They can Bring Pashos back, too. Get rid of Nix, get Vehldeer under contract, and find some guards.

  17. hanspard says: Feb 28, 2014 7:58 PM

    “This is about managing your game day roster, but signing a stud.”

    I mean NOT signing a stud!

  18. wayneflores says: Feb 28, 2014 8:09 PM

    Nothing has changed in Raiderville, offsides Barnes? Jones resigned as defense, when plays offense, Some Arena League Running back, Trent ” has been ” QB.
    This is being approved by puppet master Baby Davis. McKenzie has proven he has the GM mentality of someone that has been hit in the head one too many times. All he does isbsign NFL rejects, waste money on horrible players, then cut them, has No idea , who or what to draft? Last year he scouted a hospital ward. Davis has proven, he is not only incompetent by allowing this practice, but also that his priority is not about winning, it’s about ruining his fathers once proud franchise.
    Its no longer the Commitment to Excellence, but Commitment to Embarrassment. No wonder the County hasn’t shown interest in building a new stadium. It’s obvious that Baby Davis doesn’t want to pay to put a competitive team on the field. Let’s see how bad McKenzie screws up the draft this year, wastes the 60 million on over the hill players etc..heck, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Matt Flynn back. Maybe he can trade our 5th round draft pick for him. After all, he is va Green Bay reject, so that means he’s on McKenzies big board. Lesson learned? GM should have NFL experience.

  19. open1337 says: Feb 28, 2014 8:55 PM

    This goes to show us all, that the organization doesn’t listen too it’s fans. No one in that front office or in that locker room reads blogs or threads and it’s obvious they don’t care. Veldeer and Houston are the priority and all I’ve heard is Taiwan Jones and Kahlif (false start) Barnes getting resigned. What in the holy Hell is going on? Fix this team already! Enough with the mediocrity.

  20. nativeraider says: Feb 28, 2014 9:43 PM

    Hes good depth but please upgrade. Im hoping we can sign Alex Mack and we’ll look solid: LT Veldeer LG Lil Wiz C Mack RG Bergstrom RT Watson.

    Bergstrom NEEDS to develop NOW! Its been about 3 years!

  21. oaklegend says: Feb 28, 2014 11:24 PM

    This is a good signing. Reggie didn’t sign him to be the key to turning the franchise around – he’s solidifying the Oline with a versatile, veteran who pulled us through some real difficult times this past season. He knows the system and he can move around and I bet he didn’t break the bank.

    Still complaining?

  22. r8dernation says: Mar 1, 2014 12:30 AM

    hey, we need depth at every position.

  23. vegasgreek says: Mar 1, 2014 12:34 AM

    The Raiders should draft Jake Matthews and move Veldheer to RT. Rebuild the entire offensive line . When the Raiders were great their O- line was great.

  24. blackbeard43 says: Mar 1, 2014 12:36 AM

    No problem here. Solid tackle, and team-first player. Still waiting for them to re-sign Veldheer, and hoping that they do not draft Matthews with the 5th pick. Watched the alabama game and was not impressed at all…

  25. mcthompso says: Mar 1, 2014 12:51 AM

    Last I checked the Free Agency period hasn’t started. Those freaking out about Veldheer and Houston need to relax a bit…those contracts take a bit more than guys like Barnes or Jones does. If we do not end up signing those guys, and then get no one to replace them…then panic…other than that-let it play out before you hate. If there isn’t a significant upgrade by Training Camp, then freak out…but at least let things happen first.

  26. i10east says: Mar 1, 2014 1:29 AM

    Please do not tag that trash to the Jags anymore. Thanks you.

  27. dontbugmeonsundays says: Mar 1, 2014 2:09 AM

    Only time will judge this regime, but so far it’s not lookin good.

  28. araidersfan says: Mar 1, 2014 2:24 AM

    And how does bringing back a turnstile like Barnes improving the Raiders? Can anyone really say that this is a wise use of cap money?

  29. raiderlyfe510 says: Mar 1, 2014 8:09 AM

    If the name isn’t Veldeer then Raider nation don’t care.

  30. rastaraider says: Mar 1, 2014 8:39 AM

    It’s called depth

  31. duvalgator says: Mar 1, 2014 8:54 AM

    Barnes is garbage! We got rid of him in Jacksonville, let me repeat, Jacksonville! -drops mic and walks off stage –

  32. iccrmkd says: Mar 1, 2014 8:45 PM

    YIPPIEEEEEE….more false starts….lol….cmon man…..

  33. dan073eb says: Mar 2, 2014 11:15 AM

    Lol Raiders still rocking the Jags discards, Barnes and Pashos lolololol

  34. babygaga19 says: Mar 2, 2014 3:51 PM

    Reg is a Jenius!!!

  35. openacanofwhoopass says: Mar 2, 2014 8:48 PM

    Wait. 60 Million in cap space and you lock up Taiwan Jones and this guy? I know it’s early, but sheesh…

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