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Khalif Barnes | Tackle | #69

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (35) / 4/21/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 320
College: Washington
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (52) / JAC
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Saints released OL Khalif Barnes.
It's the fourth time Barnes has been cut. His release is a sign the Saints expect LT Terron Armstead (questionable, knee) to play this week. Sat, Nov 5, 2016 05:02:00 PM

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Saints released OL Khalif Barnes.

It's the third time he's been cut from the Saints. Barnes hasn't been active all year and will struggle to attract interest.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 07:22:00 PM

Saints re-signed OL Khalif Barnes.

Released five days ago, Barnes is back as depth.
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 05:28:00 PM

Saints released OL Khalif Barnes.

Barnes hasn't been active all year. He shouldn't draw much interest despite starting experience. The Saints promoted CB Brian Dixon from the practice squad to take his place on the roster.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 05:12:00 PM

Saints released G/T Khalif Barnes.

The veteran made one start for the Raiders last season. Barnes was last in the news for a drunk-driving arrest. At 34, his career is on borrowed time.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 03:39:00 PM

Free agent G/T Khalif Barnes was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in Alameda County, Calif. on Monday.

Barnes was booked in the Santa Rita jail and later released after he sobered up. The 34-year-old (on Thursday) played 118 snaps for the Raiders last season, making one start. The former No. 52 overall pick's career may be over.
Mon, Apr 18, 2016 10:23:00 PM

ESPN Raiders reporter Bill Williamson believes Khalif Barnes is the favorite to start at right guard.

The Raiders were looking to replace Barnes in the draft, but fourth-round pick Jon Feliciano is unlikely to make the immediate impact Oakland was looking for. Barnes has struggled as a run blocker when asked to play guard in his career. His presence in the starting lineup would be a downgrade for Latavius Murray.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, May 9, 2015 11:30:00 AM

ESPN Raiders reporter Bill Williamson believes the Raiders would like to replace RG Khalif Barnes with a rookie.

Oakland landed promising LG Gabe Jackson in the third round last season. After adding C Rodney Hudson in free agency, drafting another immediate impact guard in this year's draft could solidify the Raiders' line for the foreseeable future. If Barnes is replaced, he could fill a role as a swing lineman in 2015.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Apr 25, 2015 11:12:00 AM

Raiders signed LG Khalif Barnes to a one-year, $2 million extension through 2015.

Barnes has started six games for the Raiders this season, four of those coming at right tackle and two at left guard. He played reasonably well at tackle early in the season, but has predictably struggled at guard the last two weeks. Barnes should be used as nothing more than a versatile reserve lineman in 2015 if the Raiders have any hope of improving.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 09:29:00 AM

Khalif Barnes is penciled in as the Raiders' starting left guard.

The Raiders need to aim higher. Barnes started the final five games of the season at left guard in 2013 after manning left tackle the first 11 weeks. He fared decently as a pass blocker but was obliterated in the run game. If the season were to start today, the Raiders line from left to right would read: LT Donald Penn, LG Barnes, C Stefen Wisniewski, RG Austin Howard, and RT Menelik Watson.
Mon, Jun 2, 2014 09:38:00 PM

Raiders re-signed LG Khalif Barnes to a one-year contract.

Turning 32 in April, Barnes finished 2013 as Pro Football Focus' No. 58 guard among 81 qualifiers, and 78th in run blocking. He did draw positive marks as a pass blocker. Still, it's startling that the Raiders continue to settle for Barnes' mediocrity when he obviously isn't getting better at his age. Barnes figures to open 2014 as Oakland's starting left guard, with Stefen Wisniewski at center. Incumbent RG Mike Brisiel is tentatively expected to be released.
Fri, Feb 28, 2014 05:35:00 PM

The Raiders will start T/G Khalif Barnes at left tackle in Week 1 against the Colts.

It'll be Barnes' first start at left tackle since 2008 with the Jaguars, where he got destroyed in pass protection and was not re-signed the following year. Barnes played guard and right tackle in camp. Pro Football Focus graded out Barnes 63rd among pass protecting tackles in 2012, among 77 qualifiers. In big-play IDP leagues, Colts ROLB Robert Mathis is a recommended start.
Fri, Sep 6, 2013 01:50:00 PM

Raiders RT Khalif Barnes received the majority of minicamp reps with the first-team offense.

Barnes started nine games in 2012, but struggled to play above replacement level. With second-round pick Menelik Watson likely to open the season as the starting right tackle, the San Francisco Chronicle expects Barnes to be moved to guard.
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 12:26:00 PM

Raiders re-signed RT Khalif Barnes.

Barnes missed Weeks 3-9 last year due to groin surgery. But he's started at right tackle in his last 25 games for the Raiders, grading out 64th among 80 qualifiers in 2012 according to ProFootballFocus. Barnes was a particularly poor run-blocker in the squashed zone-blocking scheme.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 11:08:00 AM

Impending free agent RT Khalif Barnes underwent an offseason procedure on his arm.

GM Reggie McKenzie neglected to provide details. Turning 31 in March, Barnes was limited to nine games in 2012 due to early-season groin surgery. His best chance of starting next season is to re-sign with the Raiders.
Thu, Jan 17, 2013 07:00:00 PM

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