Currently the guard positions appear to be set for the Raiders. They have Stefen Wisniewski at left guard and Cooper Carlisle at right guard. However, they could have other plans. Carlisle is getting up in age (35) and the team may look to get younger at the position. Wisniewski has been best as a guard but if the team doesn't re-sign Samson Satele and can't find a replacement, they could opt to move Wisniewski to center.
There are not many options for depth at guard for the Raiders. Stephon Heyer is a free agent and the team has not re-signed him and Bruce Campbell has been inactive nearly his entire two seasons in the NFL-and it isn't injuries that keep him off the field. Last season he and Hue Jackson both said he was attempting to make a switch back to tackle anyway.
With all of that in mind, here are some great options expected to hit the market who would be solid fits:
Mike Brisiel (HOU)- A zone blocking specialist of whom Greg Knapp knows from his recent stint as the Texans quarterbacks coach. He has said he would love to come back to the Texans because he likes the direction the team is headed. But he has a long injury history and the team may be looking to move on from him. Since the team signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2007, he has started all but three games in which he has played. Unfortunately, he has missed some 30 games in five seasons.
Montrae Holland (DAL) - Before he tore his bicep last season, he was playing quite well at right guard for the Cowboys. He has been in Dallas for three seasons but prior to that, he started all 16 games in 2007 in the Broncos' zone blocking scheme. That season Broncos' running backs Travis Henry and Selvin Young combined for 1420 yards splitting starts over the season. Young averaged 5.2 yards per carry.