(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated.)By JOSH DUBOWAP Sports Writer
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - David Ausberry was poised to win the starting tight end job for the Oakland Raiders last summer before a nasty shoulder injury ended his year in the preseason.
Ausberry is back healthy and once again making a bid to seize that job after Oakland let starter Jeron Mastrud leave in free agency and chose not to add any other proven tight ends.
This well could be the last chance for Ausberry, who has shown flashes of being a legitimate NFL tight end but has not done it consistently enough in his first three NFL seasons.