Raiders Blog and Q&A

News, observations and reader questions about the Oakland Raiders

March 3, 2008
Waiting on Kwame

For someone so maligned in San Francisco, Kwame Harris is popular.

Jacksonville, Tampa Bay and Denver are all teams interested in the offensive tackle the Raiders hosted on Friday.

And if you thought the amount of money the Raiders paid Tommy Kelly and Gibril Wilson was excessive, the Raiders might have to come up with a nice amount of cash to land Harris and keep him away from Jon Gruden and the hated Broncos.

If Harris doesn’t visit Denver or Tampa, a decision as to whether he will be the Raiders new left or right tackle could come in the next couple of days.

Though the Raiders finished sixth in the NFL in rushing, the offensive line was far from an elite group, especially in pass protection.

Is Harris the answer? No one really knows.

The Raiders still need to address depth at receiver. That is unless the Raiders are fine with Johnnie Lee Higgins and Chris McFoy along with Ronald Curry.

Since the big-name receivers not named Randy Moss aren't available, the Raiders should be able to land a receiver on the cheap.

--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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