Raiders Re-Sign Khalif Barnes

MARCH 4: Barnes’ one-year contract includes a $900K base salary, a $100K signing bonus, $100K in workout and roster bonuses, and $650K in incentives, according to Tom Pelissero of USA Today (via Twitter).

FEBRUARY 28: The Raiders have re-signed offensive lineman Khalif Barnes, according to Fallon Smith of CSN Bay Area (Twitter link). Barnes’ new contract will be another one-year pact, according to Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area (Twitter link). The exact value isn’t known yet, but it’ll be a raise on last year’s $1.5MM salary.

Barnes, 31, was the Raiders’ starting right tackle for two seasons before he shifted to left tackle last season to replace the injured Jared Veldheer. It’s not clear yet which spot on the line he’ll occupy in 2014, since Veldheer is a free agent, and the team could make other moves in free agency or the draft. But moving inside is a possibility — Barnes finished last season at left guard when Veldheer returned.

While Barnes has started 103 of his 123 career NFL contests, he has consistently graded as a below-average overall tackle, according to Pro Football Focus’ advanced metrics. That’s due mostly to poor scores as a run blocker, since his grades as a pass blocker are typically positive.

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