Duane Starks

RAIDERS NOTEBOOK - Starks hopes to play against former team

Raiders cornerback Duane Starks is going back to where he started. Excuse him if the jumps for joy are still on hold.

"I've got to be on the field for it to be something special," Starks said, while wondering if he'd play today when his new team, the Raiders, visits the Ravens, with whom his nine-year career began.

In the 2000 season, Starks led the Ravens with six interceptions in 15 starts as they went on to win Super Bowl XXXV.

This season, he's a backup cornerback who was cut after training camp, re-signed three days later, then put on the inactive list for the season opener at San Diego.

Duane Starks re-signed

Starks sighting: Eight-year veteran cornerback Duane Starks is back on the 53-man roster, four days after the Raiders cut him. To make room for Starks, they waived safety Hiram Eugene, an undrafted rookie.

"I was on vacation," Starks said with a smile. "I'm back now and ready to work. I love football, so I'm definitely excited to be back."

Starks said the Raiders told him Saturday to "stick around" with the expectation of re-signing. The team never removed his name from his locker.


Duane Starks cut

The Raiders cut Duane Starks.