Raiders Blog and Q&A

News, observations and reader questions about the Oakland Raiders

February 29, 2008
Shuffling tackles

By now all of you probably know Kwame Harris is visiting the Raiders today.

It was presumed the Raiders would look at Harris to play right tackle. But the Bay Area News Group is reporting the Raiders told Barry Sims today that he’d be released.

That means the Raiders could be looking for two new tackles to protect JaMarcus Russell if the Raiders decide Paul McQuistan isn't the answer on the right side.

Harris, the 49ers’ version of Robert Gallery since being a first-round pick in 2003 is drawing interest from other teams so a deal with the Raiders might not be completed until later this weekend.

That Sims would be released is no shock. He’s 33 and has a big salary.

*Giants safety Gibril Wilson is reportedly visiting with the Raiders today.

*Jerry Porter landed another big payday from Jacksonville. It’s reported to be a six-year deal worth $30 million, $10 million guaranteed.

The Raiders needed another receiver, even if Porter returned. Donte’ Stallworth is available. But it appears the offensive line and safety are bigger priorities.

--Jason Jones

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About Raiders Blog and Q&A

Matt Kawahara was born in Sacramento and attended McClatchy High School and UC Berkeley, where he wrote for the independent student paper The Daily Californian. He graduated from Cal in 2010 and started at The Sacramento Bee as a summer intern. He joined The Bee's sports staff in fall 2011.

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