Author: Chris McClain

Report: Raiders sign former 49ers defensive lineman Tank Carradine

The Oakland Raiders reportedly found some help for their defensive line and they didn’t have to look far. Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee is reporting that the Raiders will sign former 49ers defensive end Tank Carradine. #Raiders are signing former #49ers DE Tank Carradine, source says. — Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) March 17, 2018 General manager Reggie McKenzie hosted Carradine earlier this week but left without a deal before heading to Seattle. The former second-round pick out of Florida State appeared in 44 games with the 49ers, starting eight of them while recording 5.5 sacks. The 6-foot-4, 276-pound defensive...

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Rashaan Melvin joins the Raiders

  After losing cornerbacks David Amerson, Sean Smith and TJ Carrie, the Oakland Raiders finally got a little bit of help on Friday. The Raiders have announced that they have agreed to a deal with free agent cornerback Rashaan Melvin, who played for the Indianapolis Colts for the last two years. Over his career, Melvin has played in 37 games (21 starts), totaling 118 tackles, three interceptions, 21 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. Last year, the 6-foot-2, 196-pound cornerback started in all 10 appearances, totaling 36 tackles, three interceptions and 13 passes defensed. NFL Media’s...

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Raiders honor local high school student

The Oakland Raiders took some time out of their busy free agency period to honor one local girl. Raiders alumnus Jerry Robinson and members of the Raiderettes surprised El Molino High School student Lily Krauss to present a $5,000 scholarship for being named the Raiders’ BAASST recipient. Lily was honored in front of her classmates, teachers and family members as he was given Raiders-themed items and a personalized Raiders jersey. Lily was chosen by the Raiders for their pick in The Bay Area All-Star Scholarship Team, formed by the Raiders, Golden State Warriors, Oakland A’s, San Francisco 49ers, San...

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Raiders add special teams help

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...

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Raiders sign linebacker Tahir Whitehead

The Oakland Raiders announced Thursday that they agreed to terms with linebacker Tahir Whitehead. Whitehead joins the Silver & Black after spending his first six seasons with the Detroit Lions, who oritinally drafted him in the fifth round (138th overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft. Since being drafted, Whitehead has played in 93 games (54 starts) and totaled 378 tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, four interceptions and 18 passes defensed. He’s coming off of two consecutive 100-plus tackle seasons (132 in 2016, 110 last year). The 6-foot-2, 241-pounder is played 50 games in four seasons at Temple, totaling 163 tackles, seen sacks, seven forced fumbles, three fumble recovers, one interception and seven passes defensed. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting it’s a three-year deal for Whitehead. It’s a 3-year deal worth more than $6M per year. Of the $18M total, more than half is guaranteed — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 16,...

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