The Facts: The Raiders re-signed Echemandu late last week. He was a standout in training camp last summer after joining the Raiders in 2006 as a practice-squad player.
Diehards Line:He was cut by the Raiders to make room for running back Dominic Rhodes after he served a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Echemandu signed with Houston after the Raiders let him go but was cut before the season finale. It remains to be seen if he can work his way back into the mix in Oakland, but assuming either LaMont Jordan or Rhodes will be sent packing, Echemandu would provide depth behind Justin Fargas, Michael Bush and whoever remains (most likely Rhodes).