Destination Oakland: Kevin Mawae and T.J. Houshmandzadeh, First Class.

August 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Training camp has finally wound down, and with only two preseason games left before the start of the regular season, the Raiders look to be headed in the right direction for the first time in years.
Center Samson Satele injured his ankle against Chicago and quite frankly, has looked awful through two preseason games. Satele, who was traded to Oakland by Miami, was deemed expendable due to his inability to handle the bigger nose guards and tackles in the AFC East. The theory was that he would be a perfect fit for Oakland's zone blocking scheme, but that notion has been consistently disproved since his arrival.
Reserve center Chris Morris has had more than ample opportuntity to prove he can be a contributor with the first team offense and has also been below average at best.
It is clear that the center position will have to be addressed in the 2011 draft, along with the entire right side of the offensive line. Hopefully, newly drafted Jered Veldheer and Bruce Campbell will...

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