The Oakland Raiders have signed another familiar face. This time it was offensive guard Kevin Boothe. Boothe was a 6th round pick of the Raiders in the 2006 NFL draft but only spent one season with the team before being cut.
Boothe became the first player drafted from Cornell since 1997. He finished the 2006 season as the starting right guard for the Oakland Raiders. He was waived by the Raiders in 2007 and has been a member of the New York Giants since then. He won Super Bowls XLII and XLVI with the Giants, and was the starting left guard in their last title game.
Last season he showed versatility by playing both guard and center, but his performance struggled as the team around him struggled. He along with the rest of the offensive line had a very poor year and the Raiders are hoping he will turn things around upon returning to his first NFL team. Look for him to compete with Mike Brisiel, Lucas Nix and maybe even Khalif Barnes for a starting guard position. A competition that Boothe will have a good chance of winning.