OG Kevin Boothe visits Raiders

OG Kevin Boothe visits Raiders
March 17, 2014, 12:15 pm
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The Raiders drafted Kevin Boothe in 2006, but the offensive tackle has spent the last seven seasons with the New York Giants. (USATSI)

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An NFL source has confirmed earlier reports that offensive guard Kevin Boothe visited the Raiders facility on Monday. He should be familiar with it. The Raiders selected him in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL draft.

Boothe came into his own with the New York Giants, where he spent the last seven seasons. He’s been a full-time starter over the last two. Boothe has primarily played left guard and center.

The Raiders seem set on strengthening the offensive line, even with Khalif Barnes, Tony Bergstrom and Mike Brisiel under contract. According to Pro Football Focus, Boothe allowed three sacks, six quarterback hits and 16 hurries in 2013.

Also, the Raiders have targeted Donald Penn and hope that he will sign with the team and play left tackle. He visited the team facility on Friday and left without signing a contract. According to NFL.com, he visited the Washington Rediskins facility on Monday. They are a major player for his services.