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.”