This question comes from Randy:
Hi Jason, why do you think Mario Henderson will compete for the RT spot and not the LT spot?
Answer: Henderson was being groomed to play right tackle last offseason. The Raiders' coaching staff was practically begging Henderson to beat out Cornell Green. In the end, Henderson didn't have enough to unseat Green.
Henderson became the starting left tackle at the end of last season because Kwame Harris refused to stop false starting. In games that Harris wasn't committing penalties it could be argued Harris was the better player, which led to Tom Cable's reluctance to bench Harris.
Also, Khalif Barnes signed with the intention of playing left tackle. And with a young franchise quarterback in JaMarcus Russell, going for experience (Barnes) at left tackle makes sense.
*Sorry for having things to do yesterday, thus delaying the posting of this news that I'm sure all of you have by now.
The Raiders announced via Raiders.com the following players have been re-signed just in time for offseason workouts to start yesterday:
DT William Joseph, LB Ricky Brown, LB Jon Alston, LS Jon Condo, C Chris Morris and CB/KR Justin Miller. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Miller signed a two-year deal.