Breaking News: Oakland Raiders Acquire Center


Published: March 23, 2009


... Raiders traded an undisclosed draft pick to the Dolphins for C Samson Satele.

Samson Satele started 53 games during his collegiate career at Hawaii.  He mainly played at center, but also saw time at both guard positions.  He earned all-WAC honors every year and all-WAC First Team in '05 and '06.  The Dolphins drafted him in the second round of the '07 draft.

Miami obviously thought Jake Grove was a better center for their system, but I think he is an upgrade at center for the Raiders.  Jake Grove's injury report is thick as a phone book. 

Samson Satele has proved to be very durable with 53 starts in college and 32 starts since becoming a pro.  He also started all eight preseason games for the Dolphins, Satele brings stability to the position.

The Hawaiian born center stands 6'3", 300 lbs.  He brings versatility to the Raiders' O-line as he has experience at G and C.  He was projected to move to G if he stay...

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