Jets right tackle Brandon Shell will make his first visit to Oakland Coliseum on Sunday when New York faces the Raiders, but he won't be the first Shell to play there.
Shell's great uncle, Art Shell, was a Pro Football Hall of Fame left tackle for the Raiders between 1968 and 1982, leading Oakland to two Super Bowls and going to eight Pro Bowls.
"I've seen some tape of [Art Shell] and Gene Upshaw from when they played back in the day," Shell, 25, told the New York Post's Alex Squadron.
Shell will likely have to try to block Raiders defensive end Kahlil Mack, who has emerged as one of the NFL's top defensive players as he has forced seven fumbles and recorded 26 sacks since 2015.
"He's a very good player," Shell said. "I give him all the credit in the world, but I just have to go out there and play my game."
Shell didn't allow much pressure in New York's Week 1 loss to the Bills, however he was half-beaten a couple of times in pass protection. He played in eight games last season after the Jets drafted him in the fifth round that spring.
"He's been a physical guy, but now he's getting the hang of it," head coach Todd Bowles said. "The more he plays, the better he gets and the game slows down for him."