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Barnes: 'This is a great opportunity"

Updated: March 14, 2009, 8:02 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The Oakland Raiders scored a free agent coup Saturday by convincing Jaguars left tackle Khalif Barnes to sign with Raiders coach Tom Cable.

Barnes agreed to a one-year contract. Terms of the deal weren't available. Barnes had been in talks with the Bucs late last week but opted to go with the Raiders, who were recruiting him hard to be a possible starter along the offensive line.

With Kwame Harris released, the Raiders' left tackle position is open, and Barnes will be given the opportunity ...

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