Alex Barron was out of football the past two years. Now he is the Raiders starting left tackle. Oh boy.

Wednesday we received the news that Raiders standout left tackle Jared Veldheer has a torn triceps and will be placed on injured reserve. Replacing him as the starter will be Alex Barron who was signed to the team this off-season after two years out of football.

Barron has looked good this off-season but no one is under the impression that he is ready to step up and be the main guy to protect the quarterback's blindside. The former first round pick was considered somewhat of a bust in St Louis and after his first five seasons there he was traded away.