Raiders sign center Jesse Boone; two cut

The Oakland Raiders didn't just sign Daunte Culpepper, the team also signed center Jesse Boone. TFYDraft Preview offers a scouting report on the newest Raider.

Also, Bill Swancut was released just days after being picked up off waivers and Cody Pickett was released with Culpepper officially signed.

Jesse Boone scouting report:

A three-year starter who began his career at left tackle before moving inside to center. Prior All-Conference and All-Academic selection.

Pos: Intelligent blocker with solid size and growth potential. Sets with a wide base and turns opponents off the line. Plays heads-up football and works with line mates. Effectively plays with good pad level and gets leverage on opponents. Works hard until the whistle blows.

Neg: Stiff, struggles on the second level and marginally effective in space. Does not get much movement from run blocks.

Analysis: A team player who does the extras to improve his game, Boone's versatility gives him an outside chance to make a final roster.


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