The Oakland Raiders continue their assault on the trenches today with the visit of offensive lineman Kevin Boothe. A versatile lineman who played both guard and center, starting every game last season for the New York Giants, Boothe would likely be a favorite to replace Lucas Nix or Mike Brisiel at one of the guard positions.
Nix had one of the worst seasons for an offensive lineman, well, ever last year and Brisiel has been battling injuries that have severely inhibited his ability to be consistent. Boothe is coming off of a pretty bad season himself, but is just one year removed from a solid season with the Giants. Plus, pretty much the entire offensive line for the Giants struggled last season and it was not exactly the best situation to be in as a lineman.
Boothe actually began his career with the Raiders, starting 14 games as a rookie after being taken in the sixth round. But the Raiders waived him after just one season and he has been with the Giants ever since. Boothe is not the kind of player to get overly excited about, but it is a good sign that the Raiders are still looking to build on the lines.