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Kevin Boothe, Oakland Raiders strike 2-year contract

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie's offseason shopping spree continues.

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The Raiders announced a two-year contract with former New York Giants offensive lineman Kevin Boothe on Monday.

Boothe, 30, spent four seasons as a backup in New York before starting 41 games at left guard, right guard and center over the past three seasons. His versatility is his calling card.

With the Raiders, he likely will fill the left guard spot undermanned by an impotent mixture of Lucas Nix and Khalif Barnes in 2013.

After a troubling misstep early in free agency, McKenzie has done well to fill several gaping holes on his patchwork roster.

Still at the helm of the least talented team in the AFC West, McKenzie's squad is highly unlikely to catch the loaded Broncos for the division crown. The relevant question is whether the reconstructed Raiders will show enough promise to save the jobs of McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen this season.

The "Around The League Podcast" breaks down all the free agency moves and hands out a fleet of high-octane sandwiches.

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