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Oakland Raiders Sign Bryant and Sieg; Place DePaola on IR and Waive Hatcher

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent WR Martavis Bryant and LS Trent Sieg, the club announced Wednesday.

Bryant was originally acquired via trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers this past May. Now in his fifth season, Bryant was drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round (118th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft, where he set a franchise record for total touchdowns (14) in a player’s first 16 regular season contests. In 36 career appearances, the 6-foot-4, 210-pound wide receiver has made 16 starts and compiled 126 receptions for 1,917 yards (15.2 avg.) and 17 touchdowns, adding 14 rushing attempts for 71 yards and one score. His postseason totals include 21 receptions for 322 yards, adding three touchdowns. 

Sieg originally signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent following the conclusion of this year’s NFL Draft. 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.

In corresponding moves, the Raiders have placed LS Andrew DePaola on the Reserve/Injured List and have waived WR Keon Hatcher.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Sign LS Andrew DePaola

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agentLS Andrew DePaola, the club announced Friday.

DePaola spent this past season as a member of the Chicago Bears after handling the long-snapping duties for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2014-16. He has played in 64 games over his four-year career.

Originally entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Buccaneers in 2012, DePaola earned the job as the team’s long snapper in 2014 and played in 48 games for Tampa Bay over the next three seasons, handling all long-snapping duties and recording eight special teams tackles.

Last season, the 6-foot-2, 230-pounder played in all 16 contests for Chicago, helping the Bears set a franchise record with a 47.0-yard gross punting average.

A native of Parkton, Md., DePaola played collegiately at Rutgers from 2005-09, appearing in 39 games over his career.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations