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Oakland Raiders team report: Offensive line starters set

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson said the starting offensive line will consist of, from left to right: Jared Veldheer, Stefen Wisniewski, Samson Satele, Cooper Carlisle and Khalif Barnes. Veldheer is a second-year player who started 11 games last season. It will his first season as the full-time starter at left offensive tackle, so he still has some learning to do. He showed solid progress last season and spent inordinate time working after practice with former perennial Pro Bowl guard Steve Wisniewski on his technique, footwork and understanding of what defensive ends are attempting to do in certain situations. Raiders coach Hue Jackson said the starting offensive line will consist of, from left to right: Jared Veldheer, Stefen Wisniewski, Samson Satele, Cooper Carlisle and Khalif Barnes. (AP Photo) Stefen Wisniewski, Steve’s nephew, is a rookie. As a result, Satele said it’s going to be imperative that he keep a watchful eye on Wisniewski in case teams try to pick on him because of his inexperience. Barnes is a career left tackle who is converting to the right side out of necessity. He spent some time there last season in practice. However, he has yet to play a regular-season game on the right side. He has done a decent job acclimating to the nuances of the position, yet admits that there’s still some learning to do before he feels as comfortable there as he did on the left side for four years with the Jaguars. Note: Commissioner Roger Goodell’s strong stance on Colts game day coordinator Jim Tressel doesn’t bode well for Raiders rookie quarterback Terrelle Pryor winning his appeal of the five-game suspension he received for his part in violations committed by Ohio State last year, when Pryor was on the team. Goodell told NFL.com Tuesday he would have suspended the former Buckeyes coach. Therefore, it’s likely that the Raiders won’t get back Pryor until Week 6, at which point he can resume practicing with his teammates. More: Check out reports from 32 teams

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