3:34 AM EDT, Mon September 01, 2014

Khalif Barnes finds fountain of youth

Nine practices in at training camp, and 10-year veteran Khalif Barnes is still standing at left guard, holding off rookie Gabe Jackson for starting honors. Which he wasn’t expected to do. “Every year there is competition and every year some people seem to count me out, but neither one bothers me,” Barnes said. “I have proved I can still play after 10 years. … I like to prove people wrong.” The Raiders drafted the 6-foot-3, 336-pound Jackson in the third round, and the plan was he would slide into the starting lineup, with Barnes taking on a utility backup role. It could still...

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