The Raiders hope Rodney Hudson plays every single offensive snap in 2019. He might be the league's best center, and is the unquestioned leader along the offensive front.
They need a Plan B, even if they never hope to use it. Jon Feliciano was the primary reserve at guard and center, leaving a void upon signing with the Buffalo Bills.
Jordan Devey will fill it. The former Kansas City Chief signed a one-year contract with the Raiders on Thursday, the team announced, adding depth and versatility to an overhauled front.
Devey spent parts of five NFL seasons with New England, the 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs, primarily as a reserve guard. He played more center over the past two seasons, and has some tackle work on his resume. Devey finished last season on injured reserve with a pectoral issue
Offensive line coach Tom Cable prizes versatility, especially with a need on the inside. Second-year pro Brandon Parker is expected to be a swing tackle.
Kolton Miller and Trent Brown will be starting tackles, with Hudson at center. Gabe Jackson and Denzelle Good look like starting guards at this time.
Devey was clean cut Thursday when signing with the Raiders, but he rocked a pretty serious mullet last season in Kansas City.
Anthony Sherman's outfit was a lot, but Jordan Devey is my real MVP. Mullet, Hawaiian shirt with fighter planes and jorts that pre-date Mahomes' cutoffs pic.twitter.com/qzNDGSGD1a— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) July 25, 2018