Oakland Raiders Re-Sign Reggie Nelson

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have re-signed free agent S Reggie Nelson, the club announced Friday.

Nelson spent the last two seasons manning the secondary for the Raiders, starting all 32 games for the Silver and Black. In 2017, he posted the second-most tackles on the team, totaling 96 stops (71 solo), one interception, five passes defensed and two forced fumbles. Since joining the club in 2016, he has recorded a team-best eight takeaways and was named to his second consecutive Pro Bowl during his first season as a Raider.

Over his 11-year career with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cincinnati Bengals and Raiders, Nelson has played in 170 games and made 157 starts, totaled 820 tackles (594 solo), 6.5 sacks, 36 interceptions with one returned for a score, 91 passes defensed, 10 forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries. Nelson is a two-time Pro Bowler (2015-16), and his 43 takeaways and 36 interceptions since he entered the league in 2007 lead all active players.

The 5-foot-11, 210-pounder was originally drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first round (21st overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft. After playing his first three seasons with the Jaguars, Nelson spent six seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals from 2010-15. His stint in Cincinnati was highlighted by a 2015 campaign in which he would lead the league with 10 total takeaways and also tie for the NFL lead with eight interceptions en route to earning his first career Pro Bowl honor.

The Melbourne, Fla., native started 18 of his 25 games over two seasons at Florida from 2005-06. As a senior in 2006, Nelson posted six interceptions to help lead the Gators to a BCS National Championship, earning a first-team All-American selection and the Jack Tatum Award as the nation’s top defensive back.

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Oakland Raiders Release P Marquette King and Waive TE Clive Walford

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have released P Marquette King and waived TE Clive Walford, the club announced Friday.

King, originally signed by the club as an undrafted free agent in 2012, has spent his first six years with the Raiders. Over his six-year career, he has played in 80 games, recorded 426 punts for 19,941 yards (46.8 avg.) and pinned opponents inside the 20-yard line 156 times with 33 touchbacks.

Walford, originally drafted by the club in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft, totaled 44 games played with 10 starts as a Raider. Over his three-year career with the team, Walford made 70 receptions for 768 yards (11.0 avg.) and added six touchdowns.

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Oakland Raiders Sign CB Leon Hall

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent CB Leon Hall, the club announced Thursday.

Hall spent his first nine seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals from 2007-15 before making stops with the New York Giants in 2016 and the San Francisco 49ers in 2017. He has played in 142 games with 108 starts, totaling 563 tackles (415 solo), 27 interceptions with three touchdowns, 115 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

Originally drafted by Cincinnati in the first round of the 2007 NFL draft, Hall recorded 517 tackles (380), 26 interceptions, 112 passes defensed, five forced fumble and two fumble recoveries in his nine seasons with the Bengals. His 26 interceptions rank fourth in Bengals’ franchise history, and his time in Cincinnati overlapped with Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther’s stint as the Bengals’ defensive coordinator.

Last season, the 5-foot-11, 195-pounder spent the second half of the year with the 49ers, appearing in nine games with one start and totaled 16 tackles (15).

A native of Vista, Calif., Hall played all four seasons at Michigan from 2003-06. He earned consensus All-American honors as a senior in 2006, leaving as the school’s record holder with 43 passes defensed.

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Oakland Raiders Re-Sign QB EJ Manuel

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have re-signed free agent QB EJ Manuel, the club announced Thursday.

In his first season with the club in 2017, Manuel served as the backup to QB Derek Carr and appeared in two games with one start, throwing for 265 yards on 24-of-43 passing with one touchdown and one interception.

Manuel was originally drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the first round (16th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. For his career, the 6-foot-4, 237-pounder out of Florida State has appeared in 30 games, making 18 starts over his career, and has registered 3,767 passing yards and 20 touchdowns through the air, adding four more scores on the ground.

From 2014-2015, Manuel combined for six starts and tossed eight touchdown passes. In 10 appearances during his 2013 rookie campaign, he tallied 1,972 passing yards on 180-of-306 passing with 11 touchdowns and set franchise rookie records for most passing touchdowns and completions in a season.

The native of Virginia Beach, Va., Manuel finished his career at Florida State playing in 43 games, throwing for 47 touchdowns and 7,741 yards on 600-of-897 attempts (66.9 percent). He led the team to a 25-6 record as a starter, posing the third-most wins in school history. Manuel became just the second quarterback in FBS history to win four straight bowl games.

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Oakland Raiders Sign T Breno Giacomini

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent T Breno Giacomini, the club announced Thursday.

Giacomini is entering his 11th NFL season, having spent time with the Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets and Houston Texans. He has appeared in 94 career games with 86 starts, including 53 starts over the last four seasons. He originally entered the league as a fifth-round draft pick (150th overall) of the Green Bay Packers in 2008.

Last season, the 6-foot-7, 320-pounder started all 16 games at right tackle for the Texans. From 2014-16, Giacomini started 37 games for the Jets, including every game in 2014 and 2015.

Giacomini saw his first significant action with the Seahawks in 2011 and was a mainstay on the team’s offensive line through 2013, helping the team win Super XLVIII as the starting right tackle.

A native of Malden, Mass., Giacomini played four seasons (2004-07) at Louisville, appearing in 27 games. He began his collegiate career as a tight end before converting to tackle before his senior year.

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Oakland Raiders Sign LB Emmanuel Lamur

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agentLB Emmanuel Lamur, the club announced Wednesday.

Lamur joins the Raiders for his seventh NFL season, having spent his first six years with the Minnesota Vikings and Cincinnati Bengals. Over his six-year career, Lamur has played in 71 games with 15 starts and posted 90 tackles (64 solo), 0.5 sacks, two interceptions, 12 passes defensed, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. In four postseason games, he has recorded eight tackles (one).

Last season, the 6-foot-4, 245-pound linebacker appeared in all 16 games for the Vikings and made eight tackles (six), recorded one pass defensed and one fumble recovery. Lamur was also a leader on the special teams unit and contributed with four stops.

A native of West Palm Beach, Fla., Lamur played in 37 games in three seasons (2009-11) for Kansas State during his collegiate career, after spending the 2008 season at Independence Community College. He totaled 197 stops (114), 2.0 sacks, 10 tackles for loss and five interceptions during his time with the Wildcats.

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Oakland Raiders Acquire Fifth-Round Selection, Trade Olawale

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have acquired a fifth-round selection (173rd overall) in the 2018 NFL Draft via a trade with the Dallas Cowboys, the club announced Tuesday. As part of the trade terms, the Raiders will receive the 173rd overall selection (a Dallas compensatory pick) in the 2018 Draft in exchange for FB/RB Jamize Olawale and Oakland’s selection in the sixth round (192nd overall). The 192nd overall selection originally belonged to the Seattle Seahawks and was acquired by the Raiders as part of the trade for Marshawn Lynch on April 26, 2017.

Olawale joined the Raiders in 2012 and has played in 77 games for the club over the last six seasons. For his career, he has totaled 55 rushing attempts for 206 yards with four touchdowns, and 39 receptions for 425 yards and three touchdowns.

Additionally, the Raiders have waived LS Bradley Northnagel.

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Oakland Raiders Acquire Fifth-Round Selection, Trade Patterson

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have acquired a fifth-round selection (159th overall) in the 2018 NFL Draft via a trade with the New England Patriots, the club announced Monday. As part of the trade terms, the Raiders will receive the 159th overall selection in the 2018 Draft in exchange for WR Cordarrelle Patterson and Oakland’s first compensatory selection in the sixth round (210th overall).

Patterson appeared in all 16 games for the Raiders last season, recording 31 receptions for 309 yards and 13 rushes for 121 yards and two touchdowns. As a returner, he totaled 19 kickoff returns for 538 yards, and his 28.3 yards per return led the NFL. For his career, Patterson played in 80 games over five seasons with the Raiders and Minnesota Vikings.

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Oakland Raiders Sign CB Shareece Wright

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agentCB Shareece Wright, the club announced Monday.

Wright will be entering his eighth NFL season in 2017, having made stops with the San Diego Chargers, Baltimore Ravens and Buffalo Bills over his first seven years. His career totals include 79 games played with 48 starts, 255 tackles (226 solo), two interceptions, 36 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

With the Bills in 2017, Wright played in 12 games, recording 42 tackles and one interception in helping Buffalo reach the postseason. Prior to spending the 2015-16 seasons with the Ravens, Wright played four seasons for the Chargers after being selected by the team in the third round (89th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.

A native of Colton, Calif., the 5-foot-11, 185-pounder played in 35 games at USC, finishing his college career with 127 tackles, 3.5 sacks, one interception and 13 passes defensed. Wright served as a team captain his senior season.

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