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Guard Eric Kush says he’s signing with Raiders

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Backup guard is ninth Raiders’ free-agent addition

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The Raiders are back at it this weekend.

After a two-day break from an early free agent flurry, the Raiders have apparently added their ninth free agent. Guard Eric Kush announced he has signed with the team:

Kush, who turns 31 in September, is an eighth-year journeyman backup, the Raiders will be his sixth team having been with the Cleveland Browns last year. At 6-foot-4, 317 pounds, Kush has started 19 games in seven NFL seasons.

Kush provides veteran depth at a need position. This could indicate the Raiders won’t bring back veteran backup Jordan Devey. It could also provide insurance if the Raiders trade or cut starting guard Gabe Jackson.

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Kush joins tight end Jason Witten, 37, as the only 30-plus free-agent signings by Las Vegas.

The Raiders have now added six players on defense and three players on offense.

Don’t be surprised if they try to add a receiver, their biggest need position, soon in a stalled free-agent market.