Raiders Ink Deals with Free Agents CB Lee and OL Barnes
Raiders new general manager Reggie McKenzie continues bolster the offensive line and secondary. By persisting to add depth at the cornerback position, Raiders signed former Packers defensive back Patrick Lee to a one-year deal. Lee played for McKenzie with the Packers.
Lee was almost exclusively a special teams player last season. He had just one defensive tackle and was targeted just once all season in pass coverage. Lee's not an experienced player by any means in the NFL, being selected in the second round from Auburn in 2008 to the Packers, he has only started in just one game.
Lee will likely contend for playing time with last year’s draft picks, DeMarcus Van Dyke and Chimdi Chekwa.
Another issuance player that will add some depth next season to the Raiders is a familiar face. Oakland has also re-signed right tackle Khalif Barnes. After spending most of his first two years with the Raiders as a reserve, he started all 16 games for the Raiders last season. Oakland is still expected to provide Joe Barksdale in his sophomore year a chance to start, ahead of him. Barnes deal is worth up to $2 million for one-year.
On Wednesday the Raiders also lost their starting center Samson Satele to the Indianapolis Colts in free agency.