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Report: Raiders are signing offensive tackle Jackson Barton

He was on New York Giants’ practice squad

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Jackson Barton (No. 72)
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The Las Vegas Raiders continued to tinker with the bottom of their 53-man roster on Tuesday by signing offensive tackle Jackson Barton off of the New York Giants practice squad, according to NFL Media.

Barton, 26, was originally drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the seventh round in 2019. The Utah product didn’t make the Colts’ roster and went on their practice squad. He was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs in November 2019 and was part of their Super Bowl-winning team. He was cut in 2020 by the Chiefs and spent last season with the New York Giants. He was cut in August and spent the first two weeks of this season on the Giants’ practice squad. The 6’7, 302-pound Barton, whose brother Cody Barton is a linebacker with the Seattle Seahawks, hasn’t seen action in the regular season.

The Raiders have added to the back end of their offensive line since training camp. They may have wanted more depth with starting right tackle Alex Leatherwood dealing with a back strain.

To make room for Barton, the Raiders must remove a player from the 53-man roster. The team has not announced the moves yet.