Changes at guard in store for Raiders

Posted March 18, 2011 @ 4:33 p.m.
Posted By Dan Parr

The Raiders were one of the league's busiest teams early this offseason, extending the contracts of several potential free agents before the owners locked out the players. The moves helped ensure that the vast majority of starters from last season's team will be under contract for 2011, but starting OLG Robert Gallery, who is due to become an unrestricted free agent, will get a chance to gauge his value on the open market and he said he'll be leaving the team. The Raiders recently signed OG Daniel Loper, whose contract was due to expire, to an extension, and he appears to be in line to start at one of the guard spots. Bruce Campbell, a fourth-round pick in last year's draft, was being groomed last season to take over for veteran ORG Cooper Carlisle. Some expect the Raiders to part ways with Carlisle this offseason, and there's also speculation that Oakland will spend a draft pick on an offensive lineman that could help on the interior.

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