Raiders sign Alex Barron

Once upon a time, the Oakland Raiders used to be the franchise of castoffs and second chances.

John Matuszak, Jim Plunkett and Lyle Alzado are just three of the players who resurrected and extended their careers in the Silver and Black after wearing out welcomes elsewhere.

On Tuesday, the Raiders signed a former first-round pick in tackle Alex Barron, who is on the comeback trail after missing the last two seasons. Barron was the St. Louis Rams' first-round pick in 2005 and spent four seasons there. Since that time, he has bounced to Dallas ('10) and to camps with New Orleans ('11), where he suffered a knee injury, and Seattle ('12), where he was let go in final cuts.

Now, Barron is trying to restart his career in Oakland, hoping to make the most of another opportunity.

Follow me on Twitter @TerryMc13

Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com

Upcoming Games

Oct 28th, 8:20 PM

Green Bay +3.5 -108

Arizona -3.5 -108

@

Oct 31st, 1:00 PM

LA Rams -14 -111

Houston +14 -111

@

Oct 31st, 1:00 PM

San Francisco -3.5 -111

Chicago +3.5 -111

@

Oct 31st, 1:00 PM

Miami +11.5 -112

Buffalo -11.5 -112

@

Oct 31st, 1:00 PM

Cincinnati -4.5 -115

NY Jets +4.5 -115

@

Oct 31st, 1:00 PM

Tennessee +2.5 -111

Indianapolis -2.5 -111

@

Oct 31st, 1:00 PM

Pittsburgh +3 -105

Cleveland -3 -105

@

Oct 31st, 1:00 PM

Philadelphia -4 -111

Detroit +4 -111

@

Oct 31st, 1:00 PM

Carolina +2.5 -111

Atlanta -2.5 -111

@

Oct 31st, 4:05 PM

New England +5.5 -110

LA Chargers -5.5 -110

@

Oct 31st, 4:05 PM

Jacksonville +3.5 -112

Seattle -3.5 -112

@

Oct 31st, 4:25 PM

Washington +3.5 -116

Denver -3.5 -116

@

Oct 31st, 4:25 PM

Tampa Bay -4 -111

New Orleans +4 -111

@

Oct 31st, 8:20 PM

Dallas -2.5 -110

Minnesota +2.5 -110

@

Nov 1st, 8:15 PM

NY Giants +10.5 -111

Kansas City -10.5 -111

@

Nov 4th, 8:20 PM

NY Jets

Indianapolis

@