Originally published on Silver & Black Report on Aug. 20, 2013
The Raiders have announced the addition of free agent offensive tackle Tony Hills.
Hills has played in only ten games, including just one start, since being drafted in the fourth round by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2008. Six of those games came last season during his time with the Indianapolis Colts.
The 6-foot-4, 304-pound offensive lineman played in 42 games with the University of Texas Longhorns, including starting his final 24 as the left tackle. He allowed just four sacks over his final two seasons with the Longhorns.
The Raiders have been left thin at the offensive tackle position with starting left tackle Jared Veldheer out recovering from surgery for his torn tricep and rookie Menelik Watson continuing to suffer from a calf injury.
Though he provides little experience, Hills gives the Raiders another man to insert at the tackle position for the meantime.