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The Raiders have re-signed unrestricted free-agent OT Khalif Barnes and also have picked up former Packers free-agent CB Pat Lee, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Barnes agreed to a one-year contract worth $2 million if he starts, according to the Chronicle, and Lee inked a one-year deal for an unspecified sum.

Barnes started all 16 games at right tackle for Oakland last season, allowing 3.5 sacks and being penalized 11 times, according to STATS LLC.

“Khalif has been a steady performer on the offensive line, and we’re glad that he is returning to the Raiders in 2012,” said Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie.

The seven-year veteran began his career in Jacksonville and has spent the past three seasons in Oakland, where he has played in 38 games, with 21 starts.

The Raiders’ offensive line set a franchise record last season, allowing only 25 sacks. And the team’s run game ranked seventh in the NFL.

Lee, meanwhile, played in 16 games in four seasons in Green Bay, with one start. Knee injuries caused him to miss part of his rookie season in 2008 and all of the 2009 season. He played in the Packers’ Super Bowl victory for 20 defensive snaps, subbing for the injured Rod Woodson and Sam Shields.

McKenzie is very familiar with Lee, having been in Green Bay for Lee’s entire pro career after the Packers drafted him in the second round in 2008.

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