Author: Chris McClain

Raiders acquire another fifth-round pick in trade

The Oakland Raiders signed fullback Keith Smith in free agency, and have now made another move at the fullback position. General manager Reggie McKenzie and head coach Jon Gruden traded fullback Jamize Olawale to the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday, while also exchanging a sixth-round pick (192nd overall) to Dallas in exchanged for their fifth-round selection (173rd overall). The move now gives the Raiders two fifth-round picks just a couple of days after they had none. They also acquired one by trading return man Cordarrelle Patterson to the New England Patriots. Trading Olawale also saves the Raiders over $1.6 million...

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Raiders add more defensive help, sign cornerback Shareece Wright

General manager Reggie McKenzie and new head coach Jon Gruden continue to add to their roster, signing cornerback Shareece Wright on Monday. Wright is entering his eighth NFL after playing for the San Diego Chargers, Baltimore Ravens and Buffalo Bills over the last seven years. During that time, Wright has appeared in 79 games (48 sstarts), 255 tackeles, two interceptions, 36 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder played in 12 games for the Bills last year, recording 42 tackles and one interception. He was originally drafted in the third round (89th overall) of...

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Bay Area native Josh Johnson joins the Raiders

The Oakland Raiders added a veteran quarterback to their roster on Monday, signing Bay Area native Josh Johnson. Johnson was originally drafted by head coach Jon Gruden during his tenure with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2008 NFL Draft. Johnson was drafted in the fifth round (160th overall) and has played for 10 NFL teams over his 10-year career. The 6-foot-3, 219-pounder has played in 29 games (five starts), totaling 1,042 yards, five touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Johnson is also a threat on the ground, carrying the ball 44 times for 274 yards. Johnson, Raiders running back Marshawn...

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Report: Raiders trade Cordarrelle Patterson to the Patriots

The Oakland Raiders continue to mold their roster, trading wide receiver and kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson to the New England Patriots on Sunday. Barstool Sports “Pardon My Take” Podcast first reported the trade. Breaking – Reports out of Oakland, recurring guest WR Cordarrelle Patterson expected to be traded to the Patriots per sources. Please credit — Pardon My Take (@PardonMyTake) March 18, 2018 Patterson’s biggest contribution on the field in his career comes from his kick returns and electrifying sped as a wide receiver. The speedy wideout played in all 16 games for the Raiders last season, hauling in...

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Raiders continue to build special teams

The Oakland Raiders continue to add to their defensive roster, announcing the signing of linebacker Kyle Wilber on Saturday. Wilber spent the last six seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, who drafted him in the fourth round (113th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. With the Cowboys, Wilber played in 89 games with 16 starts, tallying 104 tackles, 3.5 sacks, one pass defensed, two forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. Last season, he appeared in all 16 games, finishing with four tackles and 10 special teams stops. The 6-foot-4, 245-pounder played collegiately at Wake Forest from 2007-2011. Signing Wilber reunites...

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