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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

Oakland Raiders Announce Transactions

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have made the following roster moves, the club announced Monday. The transactions bring the Raiders to the NFL-mandated 75-player limit on their active roster.

Joe Hansley un-drafted free agent out of Colorado State. Photo by Shawn Jonas
Joe Hansley un-drafted free agent out of Colorado State. Photo by Shawn Jonas

WAIVED THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS:
Player Pos.                           Ht.               Wt.                   Exp.   College
Burbank, Ross C               6-4              294                  R         Virginia
East, Andrew LS                6-2             220                  1          Vanderbilt
Edwards, Chris S              6-1              218                  R          Idaho
Hackett, Chris S                6-0              195                  1          TCU
Hall, Jimmy S                      6-1              230                  2          Northwestern
Hansley, Joe WR              5-9              168                  R          Colorado State
Jacobs, Tramain DB       5-11            190                  3          Texas A&M
Jones, Lenny LB                6-3               270                 R          Nevada
McCaffrey, Max WR      6-2               196                 R          Duke
Orr, Leon DT                       6-5               320                 1           Florida
Palmer, Nathan WR       5-11             200                 2          Northern Illinois
Tavecchio, Giorgio K      5-10             180                 1          California
Underwood, Colton TE   6-3             255                 1          Illinois State
Vaughn, Terran G/C        6-3               306                  R       Stephen F. Austin

PLACED THE FOLLOWING PLAYER ON THE RESERVE/INJURED LIST:
Player Pos.                         Ht.      Wt.          Exp.                  College
Holmes, Gabe TE           6-5      255         2                         Purdue

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Sign LS Andrew East

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent LS Andrew East, the club announced Tuesday.

East, a first-year player, originally signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in May 2015 and spent training camp with Kansas City. Following the conclusion of the 2015 season, he signed with the Seattle Seahawks as a reserve/future free agent in February of this year before being waived in March.

The 6-foot-2, 220-pounder snapped in all 51 games of his collegiate career at Vanderbilt and recorded 13 special teams tackles. As a senior, he was named a finalist for the Wuerffel Trophy, which honors a superior combination of athletics, academics and commercial service.

A native of Indianapolis, Ind., East was a team captain and three-year starter on defense and special teams at North Central High School in Indianapolis.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations