The Oakland Raiders added some special teams help on Friday, signing free agent punter Colby Wadman and long snapper Andrew DePaola.
Wadman spent his collegiate career punting for UC Davis, appearing in 34 total games for the UC Davis Aggies while being named a three-time All-Big Sky Conference Honorable Mention. Over his four-year collegiate career, Wadman recorded 182 punts and averaged 40.2-yards.
The young punter participated in rookie min-camp in 2017 with the Raiders on a tryout basis, before joining the Indianapolis Colts during their rookie mini-camp.
DePaola joins the Silver & Black after playing for the Chicago Bears last year, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2014-2016. He has played in 64 games over his four-year career.
The Rutgers alum entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Buccaneers in 2012 before earning the job and handling all long-snapping duties and recording eight special teams tackles.
DePaola takes over the Raiders long-snapping duties after Reggie McKenzie elected to release longtime Raider Jon Condo, who was the team’s long snapper for 12 years.