The NFL free agency buzz is long over, but there are some players still unsigned and teams still looking for upgrades.
The Oakland Raiders are one of those teams, and they have an interest in free agent offensive lineman Andre Gurode. Steve Corkran of the Bay Area News Group reports that the Raiders worked out Gurode on Friday after practice.
A 10-year veteran at center, Gurode is a five-time Pro Bowler and made the All-Pro team in two seasons. Drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 2002, Gurode was a Pro Bowler each year from 2006-2010 and was selected to the All-Pro team in 2007 and 2009.
However, a knee injury led to his release in 2011, and he played briefly for the Baltimore Ravens. Since the 2011 season, Gurode has not seen any action during an NFL game.
After releasing Travis Goethel and Coye Francies, the Raiders have a few spots to fill on their roster.
They also reportedly have interest in offensive lineman Travelle Wharton.
Bill Williamson of ESPN reports that the Raiders’ interest in Wharton is “high,” but they may not be able to offer him as much money as other teams, and Wharton is looking to take the best offer at this point.