Oakland Raiders Sign RB Isaiah Crowell

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent RB Isaiah Crowell, the club announced Thursday.

Crowell joins the Raiders after stints with the New York Jets (2018) and Cleveland Browns (2014-17). Over his five-year career, Crowell enters his first campaign with the Silver and Black having appeared in 77 contests with 51 starts, totaling 3,803 rushing yards on 880 attempts (4.3 avg.) while adding 27 scores on the ground. Additionally, he has hauled in 117 passes for 922 yards (7.9 avg.) and one receiving touchdown.

In his lone season with the Jets, Crowell appeared in 13 contests and made six starts, compiling 685 rushing yards on 143 carries (4.8 avg.) and six rushing touchdowns. Among players with at least 125 carries in 2018, Crowell’s 4.8 average yards per rush ranked 11th in the NFL. He also added 21 receptions for 152 yards.

Originally an undrafted free agent out of Alabama State, the 5-foot-11, 225-pound running back spent his first four seasons with the Browns, appearing in all 64 contests with the club during his time there. In 2016, he started all 16 games for the first time in his career and surpassed 1,000 scrimmage yards for the first time as well. He also set a career high with 952 rushing yards while adding four 100-yard outings in addition to seven scores on the ground. In just four starts as a rookie in 2014, Crowell managed to rush for a career-high eight touchdowns, the second-most among rookie rushers that season.

A native of Columbus, Ga., Crowell finished fifth in Hornets history in points scored (160), while finishing sixth in yards (1,963) after just two seasons (2012-13) with the school. As a senior in 2013, he helped the Hornets to the SWAC’s No. 1 ranked rushing attack, finishing second individually with 1,121 yards of his own while adding 15 touchdowns on the ground. He was named SWAC Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore after posting 842 yards and another 15 scores. Before transferring to Alabama State in 2011, he was named the SEC Freshman of the Year by the Associated Press with the Georgia Bulldogs after leading the team with 850 yards rushing and five touchdowns.

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Oakland Raiders Sign QB Landry Jones

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent QB Landry Jones, the club announced Tuesday.

Originally a fourth-round selection (115th overall) by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2013 NFL Draft, Landry spent his first five years with the Steelers as the club’s backup quarterback. Over his career, Landry has appeared in 18 games and made five starts, completing 108-of-169 pass attempts for 1,310 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions for a passer rating of 86.2.

Last season, the 6-foot-4, 225-pound product out of Oklahoma joined the Jacksonville Jaguars for a short stint with the team before being released in November. He did not appear in game action in 2018.

A native of Artesia, N.M., Landry started in 50-of-52 games during his four years (2009-12) with the Sooners. He set Big 12 Conference records in completions (1,388), passing yards (16,646) and touchdown passes (123), while his career passing yards ranked third in NCAA lore at the time he left Oklahoma. As a senior in 2012, he earned All-Big 12 second-team honors in addition to winning the Sammy Baugh Award in 2010, an award given annually to the nation’s top collegiate passer.

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Oakland Raiders Sign S Curtis Riley

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent S Curtis Riley, the team announced Friday.

Riley, a 6-foot, 203-pound safety, spent his first three seasons (2015-17) with the Tennessee Titans and was most recently with the New York Giants in 2018. Over his first four years, Riley has appeared in 27 contests and made 16 starts, compiling 84 tackles (68 solo), five interceptions including one returned for a score and seven passes defensed.

Last season, Riley set career highs across the board with the Giants, including games played and started (16), tackles (73), interceptions (four) and passes defensed (five). He ranked second on the team in interceptions while placing third in tackles.

A native of Orlando, Fla., the former undrafted free agent out of Fresno State played in 26 games and made 19 starts in two seasons (2013-14) with the Bulldogs, where he totaled 106 tackles, including 10 for loss, one interception, 16 passes defensed, one sack, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. Prior to his time with Fresno State, Riley made stops at Mars Hill in 2010 and Fullerton College in 2012.

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Oakland Raiders Sign QB Mike Glennon

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent QB Mike Glennon, the club announced Friday. 

Glennon, now entering his seventh year in the NFL, was originally a third-round selection (73rd overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Entering his first season with the Silver and Black, Glennon comes aboard having previously spent his first four seasons (2013-16) in the league with the Buccaneers, one season with the Chicago Bears in 2017 and most recently with the Arizona Cardinals in 2018. Over his six-year career, Glennon has appeared in 27 games and made 22 starts, completing 482-of-791 pass attempts for 5,107 yards, 35 touchdowns and 20 interceptions for a passer rating of 84.0.

Last season, Glennon appeared in two contests in his lone campaign with the Cardinals. In his Cardinals debut, he completed 10-of-14 passes for 111 yards and one touchdown and finished the season 15 of 21 (71.4 percent) for 174 yards and a passer rating of 112.0.

From 2013-16, the 6-foot-6, 225-pound product out of N.C. State appeared 21 games for the Buccaneers, making 18 starts. As a rookie in 2013, Glennon started in all 13 appearances and was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team after completing 247-of-416 attempts (59.4 percent) for 2,608 yards, 19 touchdowns and nine interceptions for a passer rating of 83.9. He became  the first rookie in NFL history to throw at least one touchdown in each of his first eight career starts, while setting franchise-rookie marks in touchdown passes and passing yards. Over his next three seasons, Glennon made eight appearances for the club including five starts.

A native of Fairfax County, Va., Glennon spent four seasons (2009-12) with the Wolfpack, playing in 36 contests and making 26 start. His collegiate totals included 646 completions on 1,069 attempts (60.4 percent) for 7,411 yards and 63 touchdowns. As a senior, Glennon’s 330 completions and 4,031 passing yards ranked third-most and fourth-most in ACC history, while his 31 touchdown passes tied for fifth-most.

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Oakland Raiders Sign OL Jordan Devey

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent OL Jordan Devey, the club announced Thursday.

Devey spent the past three seasons as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs after stops with the San Francisco 49ers (2015) and New England Patriots (2013-14). He has played in 40 games with 17 starts during his career and has appeared in one postseason contest.

In 2018, Devey appeared in seven contests with two starts at center before being placed on the Reserve/Injured List for the remainder of the season. The 6-foot-6, 320-pounder totaled 18 games played with four starts during his three years in Kansas City.

A native of American Fork, Utah, Devey spent two years (2011-12) at Memphis after transferring from Snow Junior College in Ephraim, Utah. Devey started in 24 games for Memphis, playing all 1,558 snaps over his two-year career.

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Sacramento River Cats Take On San Jose Giants At Raley Field April 1st, 2019

Inter-level scrimmage expected to feature San Francisco’s top prospects


West Sacramento, Calif. 
– The Sacramento River Cats will host a prospect-packed scrimmage against the San Jose Giants – the Class A – Advanced affiliate of the San Francisco Giants – on Monday, April 1 at Raley Field. Tickets for the game start at just $5 and are available now at rivercats.com.

This pre-season scrimmage is an extension of Spring Training and is likely to feature several of the San Francisco Giants top prospects. Catcher Joey Bart and outfielder Heliot Ramos – the system’s top two prospects according to mlb.com – are expected to take the field for the visiting Giants, while Sacramento fan-favorites Shaun Anderson (No. 4), Chris Shaw (No. 11), Aramis Garcia (No. 22), and Tyler Beede (No. 24) will likely suit up for the River Cats squad.

First pitch on Monday, April 1 at Raley Field is set for 6:05 p.m. Gates for the game will open at 5:00 p.m. for all fans, with parking lots opening at 4:30 p.m.

General admission tickets to this special scrimmage start at just $5. There will also be a $10 ticket option, which includes $10 in food and beverage value for use at any Raley Field store front or portable. Parking will be $5 for the event. Tickets are available now at rivercats.com.

Membership plans and special ticket packages are available by calling the River Cats ticket hotline at (916) 371-HITS (4487) or emailing tickets@rivercats.com. A full promotions and giveaways schedule for the 2019 season is now available at rivercats.com.

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Oakland Raiders Sign CB Nevin Lawson

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent CB Nevin Lawson, the team announced Wednesday.

Lawson signs with the Raiders having spent his first five seasons with the Detroit Lions after being selected by the club in the fourth round (133rd overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. Over his career, Lawson has appeared in 63 contests with 54 starts, totaling 194 tackles (163 solo), 25 passes defensed, one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. In one postseason start, Lawson tallied seven (five) tackles.

A 5-foot-9, 192-pound corner out of Utah State, Lawson appeared in 15 contests and made 14 starts with the Lions in 2018. He recorded 53 tackles (43), added his first career sack and five passes defensed. 

A native of Lauderhill, Fla., Lawson played four years (2010-13) with the Aggies. Anchoring the school’s secondary, Lawson played in 49 games and totaled 205 tackles (143), including 9.5 for loss, two sacks, six interceptions including one returned for a score, 34 passes defensed and two forced fumbles. As a senior in 2013, he started in 13-of-14 appearances and earned first-team All-Mountain West honors after posting 57 tackles (33), four interceptions and 13 passes defensed.

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Oakland Raiders Retain LS Trent Sieg

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have re-signed exclusive rights free agent LS Trent Sieg, the club announced Wednesday.

Signed to the club ahead of the Raiders’ Week 2 contest last season, Sieg appeared and snapped in the final 15 contests, assisting K Daniel Carlson in setting a new franchise record with a 94.1 field goal percentage on the year. Sieg also helped Carlson earn AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors after snapping on the game-winning field goal in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals. Sieg originally signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent following the conclusion of the 2018 NFL Draft.

A native of Eaton, Colo., Sieg was a four-year player at Colorado State. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound long snapper appeared in 52 games for the Rams without missing a snap.

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Oakland Raiders Sign LB Vontaze Burfict

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent LB Vontaze Burfict, the club announced Tuesday.

Burfict, a 6-foot-1, 255-pound linebacker and 2013 Pro Bowler, joins the Raiders after spending his first seven seasons (2012-18) with the Cincinnati Bengals. Originally an undrafted free agent signee by the club in 2012, Burfict has appeared in 75 contests and made 73 starts, totaling 604 tackles (396 solo), five interceptions, 28 passes defensed, 8.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries. In postseason action, Burfict has started in each of his three appearances, totaling 19 stops (11), one interception, one pass defensed, 1.5 sacks and one forced fumble.

Last season, Burfict started in all seven appearances and compiled 33 tackles (16) and three passes defensed. He finished top-5 on the team in tackles in each of the previous three campaigns.

Since entering the league in 2012, the former Arizona State standout has compiled three 100-plus tackle seasons, including a franchise-record and NFL-best 171 stops in 2013 en route to his first Pro Bowl honor and second-team All-Pro recognition by the Associated Press. His 171 tackles that year stand as the highest single-season total by a defender since 2010.

A native of Inglewood, Calif., Burfict played three seasons (2009-11) for the Sun Devils and appeared in 37 games, making 32 starts. He totaled 228 tackles, including 22.5 for loss, one interception, seven sacks, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries during his time with the school, and was tabbed a semifinalist for the Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker as a junior in 2011.

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Oakland Raiders Re-Sign WR/RS Dwayne Harris

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have re-signed unrestricted free agent WR/RS Dwayne Harris, the club announced Monday.

Harris, originally drafted in the sixth round (176th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, joined the Raiders in 2018 after spending the previous three seasons (2015-17) with the New York Giants. For his career, Harris has played in 103 games and made 11 starts. As a returner, he has totaled 159 kickoff returns for 4,055 yards (25.5 avg.) and one touchdown in addition to 177 punt returns for 1,805 (10.2 avg.) and four scores. On offense, Harris has posted 76 receptions for 867 yards and eight touchdowns. 

Last season, the 5-foot-11, 206-pounder took home two AFC Special Teams Player of the Week Awards with the Silver and Black after appearing in 15 contests and making one start. Harris averaged 14.1 yards per punt return, the second-best single-season mark in franchise history, as he also tied for the NFL lead. He also returned a punt 99 yards for a touchdown, tied for the second-longest punt return in NFL history. Additionally, Harris finished 10th in the NFL with a 22.9-yard kickoff return average.

A native of Stone Mountain, Ga., Harris played in 50 games at East Carolina and was twice named to the All-Conference USA First Team. As a senior in 2010, he set a school record with 41 kickoff returns for 839 yards and added 222 yards on 19 punt returns.

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