Kevin Boothe, a former Oakland Raiders draft pick, will be coming home to the Black Hole as the 2006 sixth round draft pick has signed a deal to leave the New York Giants and join fellow teammate Justin Tuck in Oakland.
Adam Schefter reported the news on Boothe’s deal, which is of the two year variety before the Raiders official twitter account double confirmed the report.
Raiders signed OL Kevin Boothe to a 2-year deal.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 18, 2014
The Oakland Raiders have signed OL Kevin Boothe. pic.twitter.com/9su6gn0dNd
— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) March 18, 2014
Boothe is a very solid addition to the Giants offensive line as the veteran has 62 starts as a pro including every game of the past two seasons with the Giants, giving the Raiders another veteran option with a starting pedigree after bringing in Austin Howard.
Boothe’s Raiders career amounted to one season where he started 14 games as a rookie sixth-round draft pick out of Cornell under Art Shell in 2006 before being released after Lane Kiffin and Tom Cable were brought in and installed a zone blocking scheme. In the end it worked out for Boothe, who headed to New York where he played seven productive years in the Big Apple. Most importantly Boothe won two Super Bowl rings with the Giants in New York’s wins over the Patriots, coming back to Oakland Boothe will be hoping that he can bring the winning culture that he left to back to the place where he was drafted as the Raiders continue to add experience and depth in free agency.