Saints Sign Khalif Barnes
The New Orleans Saints made a move to bolster their struggling offensive line on Monday, signing free agent offensive lineman Khalif Barnes to a one-year contract.
The 34-year old Barnes was signed after working out for the Saints on Monday.
A native of San Diego, California, Barnes played his college football at Washington, before being selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft.
A four-year starter at left tackle for the Jaguars, Barnes did his best work in the run-blocking area.
The 6-foot-6, 320-pound Barnes moved on to the Oakland Raiders in time for the 2009 season, where he played the last seven seasons, serving as a right tackle and left guard.
Barnes was a starter in Oakland from 2009-2014, before serving as a reserve last season.
In 11 seasons in the NFL, Barnes has appeared in 151 career games, including 117 as a starter.
Barnes has had some legal issues, twice being arrested for suspicion of drunken driving, including April of this year.