ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders signed free agent center John Wade on Monday to fill a potential hole on their offensive line.
Wade has started 106 of his 126 career games since entering the NFL in 1998 as a fifth-round draft choice by Jacksonville. Wade started every game the past three seasons for Tampa Bay.
Jeremy Newberry started at center last season for Oakland but is a free agent and remains unsigned. Jake Grove backed up Newberry last season but was slowed by a knee injury.
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