Oakland Raiders 2011 Free Agents: OT Stephon Heyer Says He is a Raider

According to Vittorio Tafur former Redskin offensive tackle Stephon Heyer has posted on his facebook page that he has signed with the Oakland Raiders. Heyer is 27. He has plenty of starting experience and bulk. He is likely a cheap signing, and he certainly won't be given the starting spot.

Here is ESPN's scouting report:

Stephon Heyer has started 33 games in his four year career and brings experience, toughness and attitude to the offensive line. He is big physical tackle with limited athleticism. He wins with effort, technique and power when he is able to engage early in the play. Heyer lacks great lateral agility and balance which hinders his ability on backside blocks and on the second level. He understands angles and ability to leverage defenders at the point of attack. Heyer has improved his hand use and can adjust to twists and counters when out of position. With a high profile draft pick at his position, Stephon Heyer may be relegated to a backup role but will provide excellent depth along the offensive line.

Heyer sounds a bit like a younger Langston Walker to me. Hopefully his signing does not close the door on Langston Walker's return, as I still want to see the big man playing guard for the Raiders. This does give the Raiders someone that has starting right tackle experience.

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