Former Raiders C Samson Satele arrested in Hawaii

By Ryan Wilson | CBSSports.com
Satele may have had his best season in 2011, but the Raiders still let him walk.(Getty Images)

Free-agent center Samson Satele was arrested early Saturday morning at an Aiea, Hawaii shopping center on one count of disorderly conduct, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports. The shopping center is home to several restaurants and bars.

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Satele, the Dolphins 2007 second-round pick, was released after posting $500 bail. After two seasons in Miami, Satele joined the Raiders where he started 42 games in three seasons. Despite 2011 being the best year of is career, Oakland decided not to re-sign him.

Pro Football Focus describes Satele as "a maddening talent" who is "capable of pushing around some of the best linemen in the league" but who is "all the more frustrating when he himself gets the rag doll treatment."

The Raiders' offensive line ranked fourth in Football Outsiders' pass-blocking metric, allowing just 25 sacks. Still, Satele's lack of consistency made him expendable. Oakland will likely move guard Stefen Wisniewski back to center, his position in college (and on occasion as a rookie last season), or the team could target a center in the draft.

As for Satele, his arrest is considered a petty misdemeanor so it may not affect his future job prospects. That said, it wasn't like teams were beating down his door to sign him when free agency began last Tuesday.

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