49ers Sign Offensive Tackle Tanner Hawkinson To Practice Squad

Santa Clara, Ca. -The San Francisco 49ers today announced they have signed OT Tanner Hawkinson to the practice squad.

Hawkinson (6-5, 300) was originally drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 5th round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Kansas. He saw action in a career high three games for the Bengals in 2014. As a rookie, Hawkinson made his NFL debut vs. Minnesota (12/22/13).

At the University of Kansas, Hawkinson started in a school-record 48 consecutive games and earned Second-Team All-Big 12 honors as a senior in 2012. A 25-year-old native of McPherson, KS, Hawkinson attended McPherson High School, where he was an all-state defensive lineman and tight end.

Sacramento Republic FC Defeats Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1

Sacramento Republic FC clinch a playoff spot with a road victory against Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 behind a brace from captain Justin Braun.

Republic FC started the game strong, possessing the ball and getting the majority of the positive opportunities in the first half. Despite their start, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 had the first strong opportunity on goal in the 25th minute. Midfielder Tyler Rosenlund sent a well-weighted ball from the right side of the box to Marco Bustos who settled the pass and sent a shot on goal. However, Republic FC goalkeeper Dominik Jakubek proved he was up to the task, making a sliding save on the shot.

06 September 2015:  Action during a game between Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 and Sacramento Republic FC in United Soccer League (USL) action at Thunderbird Stadium on the campus of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada.  ****(Photo by Bob Frid - Vancouver Whitecaps 2015 -  All Rights Reserved)
06 September 2015: Action during a game between Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 and Sacramento Republic FC in United Soccer League (USL) action at Thunderbird Stadium on the campus of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada. ****(Photo by Bob Frid – Vancouver Whitecaps 2015 – All Rights Reserved)

Republic FC would open the scoring shortly after in the 29th minute. Midfielder Rodrigo Lopez played a ball into the box to Tommy Thompson who turned with the ball and made the short pass to Justin Braun. Taking the ball from the middle to the right side of the six-yard box, Braun sent a hard right footed shot past Whitecaps FC 2 keeper Paolo Tornaghi. The goal put Republic FC ahead 1-0, a lead that would hold until after halftime.

Whitecaps FC came out the aggressor in the second half and found an equalizing goal in the 66th minute. Substitute midfielder Victor Blasco wove around the Republic FC defense in the midfield before sending a through ball to Bustos, who was streaking down the middle of the field. Bustos touched Blasco’s pass around an onrushing Jakubek and then sent a left footed strike into an open net, tying the score 1-1.

06 September 2015:  Action during a game between Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 and Sacramento Republic FC in United Soccer League (USL) action at Thunderbird Stadium on the campus of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada.  ****(Photo by Bob Frid - Vancouver Whitecaps 2015 -  All Rights Reserved)
06 September 2015: Action during a game between Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 and Sacramento Republic FC in United Soccer League (USL) action at Thunderbird Stadium on the campus of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada. ****(Photo by Bob Frid – Vancouver Whitecaps 2015 – All Rights Reserved)

Republic FC quickly answered with a second goal from their captain. In the 71st minute defender Emrah Klimenta won the ball on the right wing then rushed around the defense and down the endline to the right edge of the box. Klimenta then sent a low, driven cross toward the goal. Braun, standing nearpost, redirected the cross into the goal with his right foot, putting Republic FC ahead 2-1.

With the win, Republic FC clinched a playoff berth in the 2015 USL Playoffs and moved into fifth place in the Western Conference. Despite their fifth place standing, Republic FC sits just two points out of first place. Republic FC will look to better their playoff position when they are back in action again on Saturday, September 12 in Portland, Ore. against Portland Timbers 2. Kickoff is 7 p.m. PDT.

Game Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento Republic FC Media Relations

San Francisco 49ers Announce Practice Squad

Santa Clara CA.– The San Francisco 49ers announced today that they have signed nine players to the team’s practice squad. All nine players spent the 2015 training camp with the 49ers.

Pos.        Name
WR       DiAndre Campbell
CB         Marcus Cromartie
RB         Kendall Gaskins
DT         Kaleb Ramsey
LB          Marcus Rush
NT         Garrison Smith
QB         Dylan Thompson
G             Andrew Tiller
S             Jermaine Whitehead

Oakland Raiders Claim Safety Keenan Lambert

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have claimed Safety Keenan Lambert via waivers from the Seattle Seahawks, the club announced Sunday.

Lambert was signed by Seattle as an undrafted free agent in May 2015 and spent the offseason program and training camp with the Seahawks before being waived yesterday.

The 6-foot, 210-pounder played collegiately at Norfolk State, appearing in 47 games with 40 starts over four seasons. He totaled 206 tackles, eight interceptions and 26 passes defensed. He earned First-Team All-MEAC honors his senior season after posting 52 tackles and three interceptions.

To make room on the roster, the Raiders have waived CB SaQwan Edwards.

Oakland Raiders Announce 53-Man Roster

All Photos by Shawn Jonas

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have made the following roster moves, the club announced Saturday. The transactions bring the Raiders to the NFL-mandated 53-player limit on their active roster.

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Waived the following players:

Player                                         Pos.        Ht.          Wt.    Exp.    College

Atkinson III, George           RB         6-1         220      1        Notre Dame
Bell, Mitch                                 G           6-3         345      R       Louisiana Tech
Dyer, Michael                         RB         5-9         220      R       Louisville
Hadley, Spencer                    LB         6-1         230      1        BYU
Harris, Shelby                         DE        6-2         290      1        Illinois State
Kistler, Dan                                T          6-7         315      1        Montana
Leonhardt, Brian                   TE         6-5        255       2        Bemidji State
Lumpkin, Ricky                       DT        6-3       300        1        Kentucky
McDonald, Tevin                    S         5-11     195     R  Eastern Washington
Orr, Leon                                     DT       6-5        320       R        Florida
Shirley, Josh                               LB        6-1       235       R       UNLV
Tavecchio, Giorgio                  K        5-10      180       1        California
Valles, Max                                DE       6-4         250      R        Virginia
Wilkins, Gary                           DE       6-2         240       R        Furman
Wylie, Devon                          WR      5-9         185       2         Fresno State

 

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Released the following players:

Player                                          Pos.          Ht.       Wt.     Exp.      College

Durham, Kris                           WR          6-5      215       4        Georgia
Mays, Taylor                                S             6-3      235       6        USC
Ponder, Christian                  QB            6-2      230       5        Florida State
Wilson, C.J.                                DL            6-3      290       6       East Carolina

Waived/Injured the following player:

Player                                           Pos.           Ht.      Wt.     Exp.      College

Morris, Anthony                      T                6-7     300      R     Tennessee State

Placed the following player on Reserve/Injured:

Player                                          Pos.      Ht.      Wt.       Exp.           College

Ross, Brandian                          S         6-0      190         4    Youngstown State

Courtesy of Oakland Raiders Media Relations

 

 

Oakland Raiders Announce Roster Transactions

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have made the following roster moves, the club announced Saturday. The transactions bring the Raiders to the NFL-mandated 53-player limit on their active roster.

Waived the following players:

Player                               Pos. Ht. Wt. Exp. College
Atkinson III, George RB 6-1 220    1     Notre Dame
Bell, Mitch                        G  6-3 345     R    Louisiana Tech
Dyer, Michael              RB  5-9 220     R    Louisville
Hadley, Spencer         LB   6-1 230     1     BYU
Harris, Shelby               DE 6-2 290     1    Illinois State
Kistler, Dan                     T    6-7 315     1    Montana
Leonhardt, Brian       TE    6-5 255    2    Bemidji State
Lumpkin, Ricky          DT    6-3 300    1    Kentucky
McDonald, Tevin         S    5-11 195   R  Eastern Washington
Orr, Leon                       DT     6-5   320  R   Florida
Shirley, Josh                LB      6-1   235  R   UNLV
Tavecchio, Giorgio     K      5-10180 1    California
Valles, Max                  DE      6-4   250 R   Virginia
Wilkins, Gary            DE        6-2  240 R   Furman
Wylie, Devon           WR       5-9  185 2   Fresno State

Released the following players:

Player                     Pos.   HT.     Wt.      Exp.     College

Durham, Kris      WR      6-5  215        4       Georgia
Mays, Taylor        S            6-3 235         6       USC
Ponder, Christian QB   6-2 230        5      Florida State
Wilson, C.J.            DL       6-3 290        6       East Carolina

Waived/Injured the following player:

Player                      Pos. Ht. Wt.  Exp.  College
Morris, Anthony T     6-7 300    R        Tennessee State

Placed the following player on Reserve/Injured:

Player                        Pos.  Ht. Wt.   Exp. College
Ross, Brandian       S      6-0 190   4        Youngstown State

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

San Francisco 49ers Release 14 Players, Set 53-Man Roster

Photo by Shawn Jonas

Santa Clara, CA. – The San Francisco 49ers announced on Saturday they have released 14 players. The team also placed tight end Busta Anderson and running back Kendall Hunter on the Injured Reserve List. Wide receiver Jerome Simpson has also been placed on the Reserve/Suspended List.

The 49ers also acquired center Nick Easton from the Baltimore Ravens for an undisclosed draft pick. Easton must pass a physical for the trade to be executed.

Easton (6-3, 305) originally signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent on May 7, 2015 out of Harvard University. He appeared in 24 games for the Crimson where he earned First-Team All-Ivy League honors twice in his career (2013-14). As a senior in 2014, he earned Academic All-Ivy League honors and started all 10 games as Harvard went undefeated on the season. A 23-year-old native of Lenoir, NC, Easton attended Hibriten (Lenoir, NC) High School.

The following players have been released and the roster now stands at 53 players:

Pos.            Name

WR     DiAndre Campbell

CB      Marcus Cromartie

G/C    Dillon Farrell

RB      Kendall Gaskins

TE       Xavier Grimble

CB      Leon McFadden

LB       Nick Moody

DT      Kaleb Ramsey

OL      Justin Renfrow

DL       Marcus Rush

NT      Garrison Smith

QB      Dylan Thompson

G          Andrew Tiller

S           Jermaine Whitehead

 

Courtesy of 49ers Media Relations

Raiders Trade Sio Moore To Colts For Sixth-Round Draft Pick

The Oakland Raiders traded Linebacker Sio Moore to the Indianapolis Colts for a sixth-round draft pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. The Raiders confirmed the trade on Saturday.

Moore, a third-round pick in 2013, started 22 games in two seasons with the Raiders.

Earlier Friday, Moore said goodbye to his teammates and Raiders fans:

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San Francisco 49ers Release Six Players

The San Francisco 49ers today announced they have released the following six players:

Pos.                 Name

WR         Issac Blakeney
S               Craig Dahl
DT           Darnell Dockett
G              Joe Looney
OL           Patrick Miller
LB            Philip Wheeler

Press Release Courtesy of the San Francisco 49ers Media Relations

Raiders Sign Veteran LB Lorenzo Alexander

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent LB Lorenzo Alexander, the club announced Wednesday.

Alexander is entering his ninth NFL season, following stints with the Washington Redskins (2006-12) and Arizona Cardinals (2013-14), and practice squad stops with the Carolina Panthers (2005) and Baltimore Ravens (2006). For his career, Alexander has totaled 111 games played with 16 starts, 154 tackles (95 solo), nine sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and six passes defensed. A standout special teams performer, he has also recorded 94 special teams stops over his career.

The 6-foot-1, 245-pounder was voted as the NFC’s special teams representative for the Pro Bowl after he posted 31 special teams tackles in 2012. On defense that season, Alexander added a career-high 2.5 sacks and 26 tackles (17 solo).

Off the field, Alexander was named the Redskins’ Walter Payton Man of the Year Award nominee twice (2010-11) during his tenure with the team. He was also named as the recipient of Washington’s Media Good Guy Award in both 2011 and 2012.

A native of Berkeley, Calif., Alexander attended California, where he was a two-time honorable mention All-Pac 10 selection as a defensive lineman.

To make room on the roster, the Raiders have waived LB Horace Miller.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations