The Raiders let left tackle Jared Veldheer leave for Arizona in part because they thought he was better suited to playing right tackle.
And so the Raiders have signed both a left tackle and a right tackle to replace him.
Joining Rodger Saffold as the Raiders’ new left tackle will be former Jets right tackle Austin Howard. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Raiders have a deal in place for Howard, who started every game in 2012 and 2013 at right tackle for the Jets.
The moves will consume just a small piece of millions in cap dollars held by the Raiders, who still have plenty of needs — but also plenty of cap space to address them.