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Raiders look to slow down New Orleans TE Graham

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Posted: Nov 15, 2012 4:23 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: alameda, california, raiders, oakland, experience, tight, ends, new orleans, saints

ALAMEDA, Calif. - The Oakland Raiders have plenty of experience dealing with elite tight ends playing in the same division as Antonio Gates and having faced Tony Gonzalez so many times over the years.

Going up against New Orleans' Jimmy Graham this week might be the toughest test yet.

With his imposing 6-foot-7, 265-pound frame and the athletic ability of a former college basketball player, Graham is a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses. That's especially true for a Raiders team that is banged up in the secondary and has struggled all season to slow down opposing tight ends.

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