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Oakland Raiders Announce Transactions

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agents LB Will Compton, C Erik Magnusonand DT Terrell McClain, the club announced Wednesday.

Player                                                   Pos.                       Ht.          Wt.        College

Compton, Will                                   LB                           6-1          235         Nebraska

Magnuson, Erik                                 C                             6-6          300         Michigan

McClain, Terrell                                 DT                           6-2          302         South Florida

Compton: Has appeared in 68 games and made 35 starts over his seven years in the NFL, seeing game action with both the Washington Redskins (2014-17) and the Tennessee Titans (2018) and totaling 274 tackles (163 solo), one sack, three INTs, 12 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries…Posted career highs in 2016 with the Redskins in tackles (104 solo), passes defensed (five) and fumble recoveries (two), while also adding one forced fumble and one INT.

Magnuson: Has appeared in eight games and made three starts over his first two seasons in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers after originally being signed as an undrafted free agent in 2017…Spent the first eight weeks of 2019 on the Buffalo Bills’ practice squad…Appeared in 46 games and made 37 starts along the offensive line during his five-year career at Michigan…Earned First Team All-Big 10 honors in 2016 after starting all 12 games as a senior. 

McClain: Originally drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the third round (65th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft and also made stints with New England Patriots (2012), Houston Texans (2012-13), Dallas Cowboys (2014-16), Washington Redskins (2017, Atlanta Falcons (2018), while most recently playing in two contests for the Kansas City Chiefs this year…Over his nine-year career, has appeared in 89 contests and made 34 starts, totaling 129 tackles (85 solo), 7.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

In corresponding moves, the Raiders have waived LB Dakota Allen and released DE Kasim Edebali andDT Corey Liuget.

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Oakland Raiders Sign C Rodney Hudson To Multi-Year Extension

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed C Rodney Hudson to a multi-year contract extension, the club announced Friday.

Hudson, a two-time Pro Bowler (2016-17) and one of the team’s most durable players, originally signed to the Raiders as an unrestricted free agent in the 2015 offseason. Also voted by his teammates as a two-time winner of the Commitment to Excellence Award, Hudson has started in all 61 appearances at center and anchors an offensive line that ranks fifth in sacks surrendered (127) since his arrival in 2015.

Last season, the 6-foot-2, 315-pound center started in all 16 contests for the fourth consecutive season and was named a Pro Bowl alternate. Per Pro Football Focus, Hudson tallied 1,074 snaps without surrendering a single sack in 2018, while allowing just one hit and four quarterback hurries, earning the top pass-blocking efficiency grade (99.6) in the NFL among all centers. According to PFF, no center to play at least 1,000 snaps last season allowed fewer than eight quarterback hurries. 

In 2017, Hudson earned his second Pro Bowl honor after leading an offensive line that allowed just 24 sacks on the year, tied for third-fewest in the NFL. His 2016 campaign was highlighted by his first Pro Bowl selection after helping the team post the fewest sacks allowed (18) in the NFL that season and fewest by the Silver and Black since the 1970 AFL-NFL Merger. In doing so, Hudson also landed a spot on the Pro Football Writers Association All-AFC Team for the first time in his career. 

A former second-round selection (55th overall) of the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2011 NFL Draft, Hudson played four years for the Chiefs and appeared in 51 games for the club, making 35 starts at both center and guard during his time there.

A native of Mobile, Ala., Hudson played collegiately at Florida State from 2007-10, appearing in 53 games and making 50 starts. He earned All-Atlantic Coast honors all four years with the program and set a conference career record being named ACC Player of the Week honors nine times, while also becoming the 11th player in league history to win the Jacobs Blocking Award twice in a career (2009-10).

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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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Oakland Raiders Sign WR/RS Dwayne Harris

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

Harris was originally drafted in the sixth round (176th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. After playing his first four seasons with the Cowboys from 2011-14, he signed with the New York Giants in 2015 and spent the past three years in New York. For his career, Harris has played in 88 games with 10 starts. As a returner, he has totaled 130 kickoff returns for 3,392 yards (11.8 avg.) and one touchdown in addition to 157 punt returns for 1,524 (9.7 avg.) and three touchdowns. On offense, Harris has posted 70 receptions for 827 yards and eight touchdowns. He was also named a Pro Bowler in 2016 as a special teamer.

Last season, the 5-foot-11, 206-pounder appeared in five games for the Giants, returning nine kickoffs for 188 yards before being placed on the Reserve/Injured List with a foot injury. With the Cowboys in 2013, Harris finished second in the NFL with a 30.6 kickoff return average after recording 28 returns for 857 yards.

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.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

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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Oakland Raiders Re-Sign TE Lee Smith

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have re-signed free agent TE Lee Smith, the club announced Thursday.

Smith returns to the Raiders after playing the last three years for the team, having signed with Oakland in 2015. In his first three seasons with the Silver and Black, Smith appeared in 35 games with 25 starts, hauling in 26 receptions for 175 yards and one touchdown.

The 6-foot-6, 265-pounder was originally drafted by the New England Patriots in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft before playing for the Buffalo Bills from 2011-14. Over his seven-year career, the primarily blocking tight end has played in 91 games with 62 starts and totaled 46 receptions for 319 yards with four touchdowns.

The Powell, Tenn., native played collegiately at Marshall, appearing in 48 games over four seasons and totaling 75 receptions for 791 yards.  

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Oakland Raiders Sign Andrew East; Release Austin Howard and Taiwan Jones

NAPA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed LS Andrew East and released T Austin Howard and RB Taiwan Jones, the club announced Friday.

East was with the Raiders during the offseason program in 2016 and training camp, appearing in three preseason games with the team before being waived on August 29. Previously, he had spent time during the offseason program and training camp with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2015 and the offseason program with the Seattle Seahawks in 2016.

Howard joined the Raiders as an unrestricted free agent in 2014 and appeared in 40 games with 39 starts at guard and tackle over his three seasons with the Silver and Black.

Jones was originally drafted by the Raiders in the fourth round (125th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. Over six seasons with the club, he appeared in 66 games, seeing time on offense and defense while also playing a key role on all special teams units.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations