Alameda, CA (Sports Network) - The Oakland Raiders continued their player
shuffle along the offensive line on Monday, with the team releasing Alex
Barron and signing Tony Pashos in a swap of veteran tackles.
Pashos, a nine-year pro with 70 career starts to his credit, had been released
by Washington during Saturday's final cuts. The 33-year-old started 12 games
at right tackle for the Cleveland Browns in 2011, but sat out all of last
season recovering from a foot injury that required surgery.
A fifth-round pick of Baltimore in the 2004 draft, Pashos has previously
played for the Ravens, Jacksonville and San Francisco in addition to the
Barron was also out of football last year, but the former first-round
selection had been operating as the Raiders' regular left tackle for part of
the preseason with Jared Veldheer presently sidelined with a torn triceps. He
has since been supplanted by rookie Menelik Watson for that spot.
The 30-year-old Barron started 74 games over five seasons with the St. Louis
Rams from 2005-09, but has not played in the NFL since a one-year stint with
Dallas in 2010.
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