Raiders Sign Khalif Barnes To Extension

One of the longest-tenured members of the Raiders will be sticking around for at least one more season, as’s Field Yates reports that the team and offensive lineman Khalif Barnes have agreed to a one-year extension through 2015. According to Yates, the contract can be worth up to $2MM, with a $970K base salary. He’s also due a $30K workout bonus, a $500K roster bonus and $500K in additional incentives.

The former second-rounder joined the Raiders in 2009, and he’s gone on to start 52 of his 70 games with Oakland, including six of seven this season. He’s played primarily right tackle in 2014, but Yates notes that he may be starting at left guard in place of injured lineman Gabe Jackson.

ProFootballFocus’ advanced metrics (subscription required) do not rate Barnes favorably. However, they do rank the 32-year-old ahead of lineman Menelik Watson and Austin Howard, who have both played more snaps than Barnes this season.

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