Raiders take second look at Omar Gaither

NAPA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders have reached out to Omar Gaither once again.

With Miles Burris and Kaluka Maiava injured, the Raiders have re-signed Gaither. He finished last season at middle linebacker after the team suspended Rolando McClain, who has since been cut. Gaither is a solid veteran backup who gives good depth. Both Burris and Maiava will be out for an undisclosed amount of time.

Oakland receiver Jacoby Ford remains out. He was injured Sunday. He hasn’t played since midway through the 2011 season because of foot injuries.

In other AFC West notes:

  • Fullback Vonta Leach re-signed with Baltimore. He was previously linked to Kansas City. But the Chiefs never made a big push for him.

  • Houston signed linebacker Joe Mays. He was recently cut by Denver.

  • Max Starks was working at left tackle Monday in San Diego. King Dunlap was working there for the first four days of camp. Starks is expected to have a strong chance to win the job.