Justin Tuck might not be the only player making the jump from the Giants to the Raiders.
Free agent offensive lineman Kevin Boothe is paying a visit to Oakland, according to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports. Boothe began last season at guard for the Giants and moved over to center in the wake of David Baas’ season-ending injury.
Boothe wound up starting all 16 games for the second straight season, but, like the rest of the Giants offensive line, his play slipped noticeably from previous levels. If he did sign with the Raiders, it will be his second stint with the team. Boothe was a sixth-round pick by the Raiders out of Cornell in 2006 and started 14 games with the team as a rookie before being waived and joining the Giants the next year.
A return to Oakland would put Boothe in the mix with Mike Brisiel, Stefen Wisniewski and others for jobs on the interior of the offensive line. His departure from New Jersey would leave the Giants with recently signed J.D. Walton, who hasn’t played in almost two full seasons,as their top option at center with Jim Cordle non-tendered as a restricted free agent.