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Oakland Raiders Re-Sign DE Josh Mauro And LB Kyle Wilber; Place Johnson And Peterman On IR

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have re-signed free agents DE Josh Mauro and LB Kyle Wilber, the club announced Monday.

Mauro rejoins the Raiders after originally signing with the team this past March and spending the offseason program and training camp with the club. A 6-foot-6, 290-pound defensive end, Mauro spent his first four seasons (2014-17) with the Arizona Cardinals prior to his one-year stint with the New York Giants in 2018. In his first five seasons, Mauro appeared in 59 contests and made 30 starts, compiling 102 tackles (72 solo), three sacks, four passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. In three postseason contests, including two starts, Mauro has totaled three stops (two).

Wilber rejoins the team after originally signing with the team as an unrestricted free agent in 2018. Now entering his eighth season in the NFL, the 6-foot-4, 240-pound linebacker spent his first six years (2012-17) with the Dallas Cowboys after being selected by the club in the fourth round (113th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. Wilber has appeared in 103 games and made 16 starts over his career, compiling 98 tackles (66), 3.5 sacks, two passes defensed, three forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries. Wilber has also tallied two tackles (one), one interception and one pass defensed in three postseason contests.

In corresponding moves, the Raiders have placed CB Isaiah Johnson and QB Nathan Peterman on the Reserve/Injured List.

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Oakland Raiders Sign G Jonathan Cooper

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent G Jonathan Cooper, the club announced Monday.

Cooper signs with the Raiders after five NFL seasons with the Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland Browns and Arizona Cardinals. He has appeared in 46 career games with 31 starts. Cooper originally entered the league with the Cardinals as a first-round draft pick (seventh overall) in 2013.

Last season, the 6-foot-2, 308-pounder started all four games he appeared in for Washington after spending the offseason with the San Francisco 49ers.

Cooper set a career high with 14 games played in 2015 with Arizona and started all 13 games he appeared in during his lone season with Dallas in 2017.

A native of Wilmington, N.C., Cooper started a school-record 48 games for North Carolina at left guard. A three-time All-ACC selection, Cooper earned first-team All-American honors as a senior and was named the recipient of the 2012 Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the best lineman in the ACC

In a corresponding move, the Raiders have waived WR Montay Crockett.

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Oakland Raiders Sign Crockett And Langley; Waive Dorleant And Meander

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agents WR Montay Crockett and CB Isaiah Langley, the club announced Tuesday.

Crockett was originally signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent following the 2017 NFL Draft. The 6-foot, 184-pound wide receiver has also spent time with the Houston Texans, Arizona Cardinals and Washington Redskins. Crockett was elevated to the Jaguars’ active roster prior to Week 17 of the 2017 campaign but did not appear in a game. While with Georgia Southern (2013-16), he appeared in 47 contests for and totaled 32 receptions for 535 yards and three touchdowns, adding 15 carries for 144 yards and two additional scores for the program.

Langley enters the NFL as an undrafted free agent after playing four years (2015-18) at USC, appearing 33 contests and tallying 105 tackles (79 solo), one interception and 13 passes defensed. As a senior in 2018, the 6-foot, 175-pound cornerback recorded a career-high 46 stops (36), adding his first career interception and six passes defensed.

In corresponding moves, the Raiders have waived DB Makinton Dorleant and S Montrel Meander.

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Oakland Raiders Sign DE Benson Mayowa

Oakland Raiders Sign DE Benson Mayowa

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent DE Benson Mayowa, the club announced Tuesday.

Mayowa re-joins the Raiders, having previously spent two seasons (2014-15) with the club, after most recently playing for the Arizona Cardinals during the 2018 campaign. Originally an undrafted free agent out of Idaho, Mayowa also made stints with the Seattle Seahawks (2013) and Dallas Cowboys (2016-17). Over his six-year career, he has appeared in 72 contests and made 15 starts, totaling 110 tackles (68 solo), 13 sacks, five passes defensed, three forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.

Last season, the 6-foot-3, 265-pound defensive end registered career highs in both tackles (38) and passes defensed (four). He also added 13 tackles for loss, four sacks, one forced fumble and one fumbles recovery in 15 appearances for the Cardinals. He recorded seven sacks over two seasons with the Cowboys, including a career-high six in 2016. With the Raiders, he appeared in 28 games, tallying a combined 32 stops, two sacks, one pass defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

A native of Inglewood, Calif., Mayowa played four seasons (2009-12) for the Vandals, appearing in 46 games and making 14 starts. He compiled 67 tackles (47) during his collegiate career, adding 11 sacks, 11 forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. 

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Oakland Raiders 2019 Preseason Opponents Announced

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders’ 2019 preseason schedule features a nationally-televised ESPN contest against the Arizona Cardinals and games against the Los Angeles Rams, Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks, the National Football League announced Tuesday.

Week/Date   Opponent                Time (PT)       Broadcast

1                      Los Angeles Rams        TBA                 KTVU (Bay Area)/KVVU (Las Vegas)

Thu., Aug. 15  at Arizona Cardinals    5:00 p.m.         ESPN

3                      vs. Green Bay Packers TBA                 KTVU (Bay Area)/KVVU (Las Vegas)

4                      at Seattle Seahawks    TBA                 KTVU (Bay Area)/KVVU (Las Vegas)

The Silver and Black will open the preseason with a home contest against the Los Angeles Rams at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, marking the third consecutive preseason that the two clubs have squared off. 

The Raiders will then travel to Arizona to face the Cardinals for a contest televised nationally on ESPN. It will mark the fourth time in the last five years that the two teams have met in preseason action, while also being the third consecutive such meeting with the Cardinals on the road. 

In preseason Week 3, the Raiders will take on the Green Bay Packers at a to be announced neutral site. It represents the fourth time in six seasons that the Raiders and Packers have met in the preseason and it will be the Silver and Black’s first neutral site preseason contest since participating in the 2006 Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio

Oakland will wrap up its slate against the Seahawks for the 14th straight year, as the team will travel to Seattle to close out the preseason for the 10th time since 2006. 

Further broadcast information, times and specific dates will be announced at a later date.

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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 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 DE Josh Mauro

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent DE Josh Mauro, the team announced Friday.

Mauro, a former undrafted free agent who originally signed with the Arizona Cardinals following the conclusion of the 2014 NFL Draft, joins the Raiders to embark upon his sixth season in the league after spending the first four with the Cardinals and most recently as a member of the New York Giants in 2018. In his first five seasons, Mauro appeared in 59 contests and made 30 starts, compiling 102 tackles (72 solo), three sacks, four passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. In three postseason contests, including two starts, Mauro has totaled three stops (two).

Last season, the 6-foot-6, 290-pound defensive end played in 12 contests and made four starts for the Giants. He totaled 28 tackles (17) and one sack over the course of the season.

A native of Hurst, Texas, Mauro played four seasons (2010-13) at Stanford, appearing in 48 games and making 11 starts. He totaled 81 tackles, including 21.5 for loss, 11 sacks, one interception, three passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery during his collegiate career.

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Oakland Raiders Sign WR J.J. Nelson

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent WR J.J. Nelson, the club announced Friday.

A 5-foot-10, 160-pound wide receiver, Nelson enters his fifth year in the NFL and first with the Raiders having previously spent his first four years with the Arizona Cardinals after being drafted by the club in the fifth round (159th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. In his first four seasons, Nelson appeared in a total of 56 contests and made 15 starts, tallying 81 receptions for 1,439 yards (17.8 avg.) and 10 touchdowns, while also adding 12 rushing attempts for 120 yards and an additional score. In two post season appearances, Nelson caught three passes for 33 yards and fielded three kickoffs for 56 return yards.

Since entering the league in 2015, Nelson’s yards per reception average of 17.8 ranks first in the NFL among players with at least 80 receptions during that span. Of Nelson’s 11 career touchdowns, five have come from at least 30 yards out, including three from 50-plus yards. 

Last season, Nelson appeared in 14 games and made two starts, totaling seven receptions for 64 yards. He appeared in 16 contests for the first time in 2017, while setting career highs across the board in 2016 with 34 receptions for 568 yards, including six touchdown receptions, while also adding four rush attempts for 83 yards and a score.

A native of Midfield, Ala., Nelson played in 46 games for UAB and made 22 starts, finishing his collegiate career with 116 receptions for 2,273 yards and 20 touchdown receptions, adding on 18 rush attempts for 90 yards and a score. He added 76 kickoff returns for 1,932 yards and five touchdowns, while tacking on 35 punt returns for 375 yards, including one returned for a score. Nelson ranks first in school history with 4,670 all-purpose yards and his five career kickoff return scores rank third all-time in Conference USA history annals.

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Oakland Raiders’ Frostee Rucker Wins Craig Long Award

ALAMEDA, Calif. – DE Frostee Rucker was named the recipient of the fifth-annual Oakland Raiders Craig Long Award, the team announced Thursday.

Chosen by a select group of local media and facilitated by the Oakland Raiders’ media relations department, the Craig Long Award is presented annually to the player who best exemplifies professionalism and collaboration with the media at large.

Rucker, who was signed as a free agent by the Raiders in June, has started all 14 games in which he has played for the Silver and Black this season. A 13-year NFL veteran, Rucker has totaled 32 tackles (20 solo) and two passes defensed in his first season in Oakland. Originally drafted by Cincinnati in 2006, Rucker played 12 years with the Bengals, Cleveland Browns and Arizona Cardinals, totaling 142 games played with 73 starts, 21.5 sacks and 265 total tackles. He was named the winner of the Media Good Guy Award by the Arizona chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) in 2017.

Long, who passed away in 2007 at age 36, was a valuable member of the Oakland Raiders’ public relations staff from 1997-2004. An Iowa native, Long fulfilled his childhood dream of working in the front office for his favorite team.

Craig Long Award Winners

2018 – DE Frostee Rucker

2017 – RB Jalen Richard

2016 – T Donald Penn

2015 – S Charles Woodson 

2014 – DL Antonio Smith

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