ALAMEDA -- Kevin Boothe, an eight-year veteran who began his career as a rookie starting guard with the Raiders, signed with them Monday.
Boothe, 30, has 62 NFL starts, including all 32 games the past two seasons with the New York Giants. Boothe started 14 games as a rookie sixth-round draft pick out of Cornell under Art Shell in 2006 but was cut the following season when the Raiders switched from a power and gap blocking scheme to a zone scheme under Lane Kiffin and line coach Tom Cable.
Oakland's offseason moves have zeroed in on tackles, with Austin Howard signing and Donald Penn visiting. Boothe would provide competition inside for right guard Mike Brisiel and left guard Khalif Barnes.
Boothe spent the past seven seasons with the Giants and earned two Super Bowl rings. He played center last season and adds depth behind Oakland starter Stefen Wisniewski.