Raiders address O-line issues with addition of Justin Herron
Through two games the Raiders haven’t had the start many have predicted, starting 0-2. One of the biggest issues through the first few games is the Raiders offensive line play, especially on the right side. So, to address those issues Raiders traded for a familiar face in former Patriots 2020 6th round draft pick Justin Herron.
The addition of Herron also provides insurance for the Raiders. Their starting right tackle Jermaine Eluemunor left Sunday’s home 29-23 overtime loss to the Arizona Cardinals with a hip injury and missed some time. It is not known what his status is for Sunday’s game at the Tennessee Titans. Seventh-round pick Thayer Munford took his place. Herron hasn’t played in a game this season, but he played in 28 games in his first two seasons with 10 starts. McDaniels was his offensive coordinator both years, so Herron should quickly slide into the Raiders’ system. Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels, general manager Dave Ziegler and offensive line coach Carmen Bricillo was in New England when Herron was drafted so there's definitely a familiarity with this signing. As far as trade terms Patriots get: 2024 6th-round pick. Raiders get: OT Justin Herron, 2024 7th-round pick. Herron also has two more years left on his rookie contract, so they'll be able to bring him along for quite a while. In a corresponding move Raiders have waived CB Javelin Guidry, who Raiders signed a week ago to replace nickel cornerback Anthony Averette who was put on IR after thumb surgery.