Tag Archives: 2013 NFL Draft

Oakland Raiders Sign CB Demetrius McCray

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent CB Demetrius McCray to the active roster, the club announced Tuesday.

McCray spent the 2017 training camp with the Seattle Seahawks after three years with the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2013-15. He has played in 46 games with 16 starts, totaling 73 tackles (60 solo) with six passes defensed and 12 stops on special teams.

Originally drafted by Jacksonville in the seventh round (210th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft, the 6-foot-2, 200-pounder appeared in 14 games and totaled 21 tackles (17) with one pass defensed in 2015 with the Jaguars.

A native of Covington, Ga., McCray played in 48 games and recorded 123 tackles with 10 interceptions during his four-year career at Appalachian State. He was a two-time first-team All-Southern Conference selection and a Buck Buchanan Award finalist his senior year.

Additionally, the Raiders have signed LB Deontae Skinner to the practice squad and terminated the practice squad contract of LB Boseko Lokombo. Skinner has spent time with the New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants, appearing in 11 career games.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Announce Transactions

NAPA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have made the following transactions, the club announced Friday.

SIGNED THE FOLLOWING FREE AGENTS:

Player                              Pos.             Ht.     Wt.    Exp.   College

Enemkpali, IK                          LB/DE             6-1      260     4          Louisiana Tech

Johnson, Rufus                        LB/DE             6-5      280     1          Tarleton State

WAIVED THE FOLLOWING PLAYER:

Player                              Pos.             Ht.     Wt.    Exp.   College

Casher, Chris                          DE                   6-3      264     R          Faulkner

Enemkpali: Originally drafted by the New York Jets in the sixth round (210th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft…Has appeared in 17 career games for the Jets and Buffalo Bills, totaling nine tackles…Spent the entire 2016 season on the Reserve/Inured List…Played in 47 games with 33 starts over four seasons at Louisiana Tech.

Johnson: Originally drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the sixth round (183rd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft…Has appeared in one career game, which came in 2015 for the New England Patriots…Played in 20 games with 19 starts over two seasons at Tarleton State after transferring from Kilgore (Texas) Junior College.

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Oakland Raiders Sign LB Jelani Jenkins

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent LB Jelani Jenkins, the club announced Monday.

Jenkins signs with the Raiders following four seasons with the Miami Dolphins, who originally drafted him in the fourth round (104th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. His career totals include 53 games played with 34 starts, 219 tackles (156 solo), 3.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and five passes defensed.

Last season, Jenkins appeared in nine games and made seven starts for the Dolphins, helping the team make the postseason for the first time since 2008. He recorded 29 tackles (15), and one pass defensed on the year.

In 2014, the 6-foot, 240-pounder played in 15 games and made 14 starts for Miami. Jenkins led the team and set a career high with 108 tackles (81) and posted 3.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one pass defensed.

A native of Olney, Md., Jenkins played in 36 games over three seasons at Florida, totaling 182 tackles (109), six sacks, three interceptions and seven passes defensed.

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Oakland Raiders Sign QB EJ Manuel

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent QB EJ Manuel, the club announced Monday.

Manuel was originally drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the first round (16th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-4, 237-pounder out of Florida State has appeared in 29 games, making 17 starts over his career, and has registered 3,502 passing yards and 19 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 WR Cordarrelle Patterson

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent WR Cordarrelle Patterson, the club announced Monday.

Patterson, who has been named to two Associated Press All-Pro First Teams (2013 and 2016), two Pro Bowls (2013 and 2016) and one AP All-Pro Second Team (2015), has spent the past four seasons as a member of the Minnesota Vikings after being drafted by the club in the first round (29th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

In Minnesota from 2013-16, Patterson totaled 64 games played with 22 starts, 132 receptions for 1,316 yards (10.0 avg.) with seven touchdowns, and posted 333 rushing yards on 31 carries (10.7 avg.) with four touchdowns. As a kickoff returner, Patterson has totaled 4,075 yards on 134 returns (30.4 avg.) with five touchdowns over his career.

Last season, the 6-foot-2, 220-pounder recorded 52 catches for 453 yards with two touchdowns, and totaled 25 kickoff returns for 792 yards with one touchdown. After leading the league in kickoff return average (31.7 yards) in 2016, Patterson was named to the All-Pro First Team and Pro Bowl for the second time. As a rookie in 2013, he led the NFL with a 32.4 average on kickoff returns, and was named to the All-Pro First Team while earning his first Pro Bowl selection.

A native of Rock Hill, S.C., Patterson played collegiately at Tennessee after spending two seasons at Hutchinson Community College. In his lone year at Tennessee, he started in all 12 games and set a school record with 1,858 all-purpose yards, earning All-SEC First Team honors in 2012.

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Oakland Raiders Sign DE Damontre Moore

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent DE Damontre Moore, the club announced Monday.

Moore joins the Raiders after previous stops with the New York Giants and Miami Dolphins. In three seasons, Moore has played in 45 games and totaled 50 tackles (36 solo), 9.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and four passes defensed.

Originally drafted in the third round (81st overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft, Moore played in 11 games for New York last season before being claimed via waivers by the Dolphins in December and appearing in three games for Miami. In 2014, the 6-foot-5, 250-pounder played in all 16 games for the Giants and set career highs with 24 tackles and 5.5 sacks.

The Desoto, Texas, native played in 38 games with 23 starts over three seasons at Texas A&M and totaled 197 tackles (116 solo), 26.5 sacks, eight forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one interception and three passes defensed. As a senior, Moore was named to the All-SEC First Team and a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award.

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Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray Selected To First Pro Bowl

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ALAMEDA, Calif.Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray was named to his first Pro Bowl, the NFL announced Sunday. Murray, who was originally selected as an alternate, replaces Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart, who will be participating in the Super Bowl.

Murray joins teammates S Charles Woodson, FB Marcel Reece, DE Khalil Mack, QB Derek Carr and WR Amari Cooper as selections to the NFL’s all-star game, to be played at Honolulu’s Aloha Stadium on Jan. 31. In December, Murray, Cooper and Carr and were named alternates for the Pro Bowl, and Carr and Cooper were named as replacements last week.

The Raiders’ six Pro Bowl selections mark the team’s most since having six in 1994. The selections that season were WR/KR Tim Brown, G Kevin Gogan, QB Jeff Hostetler, CB Terry McDaniel, DT Chester McGlockton and G Steve Wisniewski. The most Pro Bowl representatives in franchise history came in 1973 and 1974 when the Raiders featured nine Pro Bowlers each year.

Murray became the first Raider since 2010 to rush for 1,000 yards in a season, totaling 1,066 yards on 266 carries (4.0 avg.) and six touchdowns in 2015. His rushing total ranked sixth in the NFL and second among all AFC running backs. The third-year player also ranked third on the team with 41 receptions, totaling 232 yards.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound running back eclipsed the 100-yard mark twice during the campaign, racking up 139 yards on the ground in a Week 3 victory at Cleveland and posting a 113-yard effort in a Week 8 win over the New York Jets at home. He topped 70 yards rushing in a game on five other occasions during the year.

The native of Nedrow, N.Y., was drafted by the Raiders in the sixth round (184th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft out of UCF. He spent his rookie year on the reserve/injured list before playing in 15 games with three starts in 2014. He finished his second season with 82 carries for 424 yards and two touchdowns, leading the team with a 5.2-yard rushing average.

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Oakland Raiders Claim CB David Amerson

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have claimed CB David Amerson via waivers from the Washington Redskins, the club announced Tuesday.

Amerson was originally drafted by the Redskins in the second round (51st overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played in 33 games over three seasons (2013-15) with Washington, totaling 110 tackles (93 solo), two interceptions and 17 passes defensed.

Last season, the 6-foot-1, 205-pounder started all 15 games he played in and posted a career high with 61 tackles. As a rookie, he played in all 16 games and recorded two interceptions.

Amerson played in 39 games over three seasons at North Carolina State from 2010-12, where he totaled 18 career interceptions, tied for third on the ACC’s all-time list.

In a corresponding move, the Raiders have waived S Tevin McDonald.

The Raiders have also signed RB Rajion Neal to the practice and released RB George Atkinson III from the practice squad.

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Raiders Claim Ex-Cowboys Defensive End Lavar Edwards

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have claimed Defensive End Lavar Edwards via waivers from the Dallas Cowboys, the club announced Monday.

Edwards was originally drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fifth round (142nd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. He was traded to the Cowboys in Aug. 2014, where he spent a year before being waived yesterday.

For his career, the 6-foot-4, 275-pounder has played in 11 games with one start, totaling 11 tackles (seven solo) and three passes defensed.

Edwards played in 52 games over four seasons at LSU from 2009-12, posting 96 tackles, 10.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and two interceptions.

In a corresponding move, the Raiders have placed CB Chimdi Chekwa on the Reserve/Injured list.

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.