ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA– The Oakland Raiders have signed the following two players to their practice squad, the club announced Monday. Additionally, the Raiders have placed Defensive End Mario Edwards Jr. on the Reserve/Injured List.
Fanaika, Jason Defensive End Rookie Utah
Grant, Curtis Linebacker 1 year Ohio State
Fanaika: Originally signed with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent, May 6, 2016…Waived by 49ers, August 30, 2016…Appeared in 26 games (18 starts) and registered 88 tackles and nine sacks in two seasons at Utah…Transferred from Utah State after the 2012 season…Played in 21 games (five starts), recording 29 tackles and one sack at Utah State…Native of Pleasant Grove, Utah.
Grant: Originally signed with the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent, May 2, 2015…Waived by Chargers, Sept. 30, 2015…Signed by Atlanta Falcons to practice squad, Dec. 15, 2015…Signed by Tennessee Titans as a free agent, April 1, 2016…Waived by Titans, Sept. 2, 2016…Played four years at Ohio State, totaling 131 tackles and 3.5 sacks…Was a co-captain for the Buckeyes in 2014 as the team won the BCS National Championship…Native of Richmond, Va.