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Raiders position battle: Menelik Watson vs Austin Howard

The right tackle position this offseason has gone from one that looked to be Austin Howard's to lose, to one that he may have lost. At very least it is far from a sure thing with Menelik Watson giving Howard a run for his money. Money is the primary reason it seemed initially like Howard was the favorite. He was the team's biggest free agent signing in 2014 and is set to make some $6.4 million against the cap. You don't pay that kind of money to a backup. They signed the career right tackle to be their starting right guard and that experiment did not go well, prompting new head coach...

J'Marcus Webb takes first team in Raiders competition at right guard

Recently we looked at the competition at right guard between Khalif Barnes and rookie Jon Feliciano. But there is one more name you can add to that competition - J'Marcus Webb. Webb came over from the Vikings this offseason. He has played tackle his entire career, but the Raiders have made him this year's version of Austin Howard - the former right tackle who the Raiders signed to play right guard last season -- with Howard moving to right tackle. "I don't think he played guard in a game for him before, but he's playing guard for us," said Jack Del Rio. "He's been playing guard all...

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