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Boothe joins right tackle Austin Howard as additions on a line that lost starting left tackle Jared Veldheer to free agency.

“I like the direction of the team,” Boothe said. “They’ve put some pieces together here and it’s a great culture that they’re building over here, and I am excited to be a part of it. The fact that I have been here before, obviously, this place has always held a special place in my heart as the team that drafted me.”

McKenzie has placed a premium on acquiring players with winning experience so far this offseason. Six of the seven free-agent additions to Oakland’s roster over the past week have played in a Super Bowl, with Jones, Boothe and defensive linemen Justin Tuck and LaMarr Woodley having won it all in previous stops.


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