What makes [Josh Taves] attractive to the Raiders' coaching staff is that he's a stark contrast from the starters. The tackles, [Darrell Russell] and Jackson, run 325 pounds apiece on 6-5 and 6-2 frames. The ends, [Regan Upshaw] and [Tony Bryant], are tall, sleek players. Taves is the tallest of them all, but he's hefty enough to play inside as well.
1. JOSH TAVES Cut by Patriots 2. Former [Dennis-Yarmouth] and Northeastern star Josh Taves (99) has a grasp on his role in the Raiders' defense.There's no place to hideTaves has too much of everything to be lost in NFL shuffle / REUTERS PHOTO