Raiders re-sign right tackle Khalif Barnes

Raiders re-sign right tackle Khalif Barnes
March 20, 2013, 8:30 am
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Raiders right tackle Khalif Barnes has started 87 career games, including 30 with the Raiders since 2009. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

The Oakland Raiders have resigned Khalif Barnes, who started nine games at right tackle for the team last season. He is the Raiders' first unrestricted free agent to re-sign with the team. The Raiders re-signed defensive backs Phillip Adams and Coye Francies, who were restricted and exclusive-rights free agents, respectively.

The 6-foot-6, 321-pound Barnes suffered through an injury-plagued 2012 season, undergoing a surgical procedure on his groin early in the year and one on his arm after the season.

He has been a mainstay on the offensive line, though, since signing with Oakland in 2009, playing in 47 games with 30 starts. In his career, Barnes has played in 107 games -- 87 of those starts -- since Jacksonville made him a second-round pick out of Washington in the 2005 NFL Draft.