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Oakland Raiders Activate CB Isaiah Johnson

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have activated CB Isaiah Johnson to the 53-man roster, the club announced Monday.

Johnson was selected 129th overall by the Raiders in the 2019 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound corner spent the first eight weeks of his rookie campaign on Reserve/Injured List after appearing in one game during the preseason.

Johnson was a four-year letterman at Houston, appearing in 45 games at Houston from 2015-18. After joining the Cougars as a wide receiver his freshman year, Johnson converted to cornerback following his sophomore season and appeared in 23 games and made 15 starts over his final two seasons, totaling 115 tackles (88 solo), four interceptions and 16 passes defensed.

In a corresponding move, the Raiders have released LB Brandon Marshall.

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Oakland Raiders Sign LB Brandon Marshall

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent LB Brandon Marshall, the club announced Tuesday.

Marshall returns to the Raiders after signing with the club this past offseason as an unrestricted free agent. Originally a fifth-round selection (142nd overall) by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2012 NFL Draft, Marshall spent the last six seasons (2013-18) with the Denver Broncos and now enters his eighth year in the league. Marshall has appeared in 74 career contests and made 63 starts during his first seven seasons, totaling 412 tackles (301 solo), 6.5 sacks, two interceptions, 21 passes defensed, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. In seven playoff appearances including four starts, he has compiled 20 stops (seven), two passes defensed and one forced fumble.

Last season, Marshall appeared in 11 games and made seven starts with the Broncos, totaling 42 stops (22) and one pass defensed. Over his six seasons with the Broncos, Marshall recorded three years with at least 100 tackles, two of which led the club in 2014 and 2017. In 2015, Marshall posted 101 tackles (76), starting in all 16 contests for the Broncos in addition to three postseason starts.

A native of Las Vegas, Nev., Marshall was a four-year starter from 2008-11 at Nevada. He recorded 259 tackles (145), including 40 for loss, six sacks, three interceptions, three forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries while with the Wolf Pack. 

In a corresponding move, the Raiders have waived LB Justin Phillips.

Phillips joined the team’s practice squad after the roster cut-down day before being elevated to the club’s active roster ahead of Week 4. In three contests with the Raiders, Phillips totaled four tackles (two solo) on defense and added another three stops on the special teams unit.

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Oakland Raiders Announce Transactions

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have made the following roster moves, the club announced Friday. Remaining transactions to bring the team to the league-mandated 53-man active roster will be made by 1 p.m. PT this Saturday, Aug. 31.

WAIVED THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS:

Player                                                   Pos.       Ht.          Wt.        Exp.       College

Allen-Williams, Bryson                   LB           6-1          230         R             South Carolina

Barnes, Brandon                               TE           6-5          256         1              Alabama State

Cowser, James                                  LB           6-3          231         3              Southern Utah

Holsey, Joshua                                  CB           5-11       195         2              Auburn

Wright, Gabe                                     DT           6-3          295         3              Auburn

RELEASED THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS:

Player                                                   Pos.       Ht.          Wt.        Exp.       College

Brown, Mack                                      RB           5-11       213         3              Florida 

Marshall, Brandon                           LB           6-1          245         8              Nevada

Richards, Jordan                               S              5-11       215         5              Stanford

Willson, Luke                                     TE           6-5          255         7              Rice

WAIVED/INJURED THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS:

Player                                                   Pos.       Ht.          Wt.        Exp.       College

Barrett, Alex                                       DE           6-2          250         1              San Diego State

Dorleant, Makinton                         DB          5-11       182         2              Northern Iowa

Hunt, Cameron                                 G/C        6-4          305         1              Oregon

Vanderdoes, Eddie                          DT           6-3          315         3              UCLA

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Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper Selected To First Pro Bowl

Photo by Shawn Jonas

ALAMEDA, Calif. Oakland Raiders rookie WR Amari Cooper was named to his first Pro Bowl, the NFL announced Thursday. Cooper, who was originally selected as an alternate, replaces New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall.

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

The five Pro Bowl selections for the Raiders mark the most for the team since having five in 2002. Cooper is the third Raiders draft pick in the last two years to be named to the Pro Bowl, joining Mack and Carr. He is the sixth Raiders rookie to make the Pro Bowl, joining Woodson (1998), Tim Brown (1988), Marcus Allen (1982), Ray Guy (1973) and Raymond Chester (1970) on that list.

Cooper led NFL rookies in nearly every receiving category by posting 72 receptions for 1,070 yards (14.9 avg.) with six touchdowns in 2015. He became the first ever Raiders rookie to reach 1,000 receiving yards and set franchise records for receptions and 100-yard games by a rookie with five.

The 6-foot-1, 210-pound wideout led the team in receiving yards and yards per catch, while ranking first among NFL rookies in receptions, receiving yards and tying for first in touchdowns. Additionally, his 72 catches are the most ever by a wide receiver 21 or younger and his yardage total is the second most by a NFL player 21 or younger.

Cooper saw the first of his five 100-yard games come in Week 2 against Baltimore, while also becoming the youngest Raiders wide receiver to catch a touchdown pass. In Week 3 at Cleveland, Cooper became the first Raiders rookie with 100 receiving yards in back-to-back games since James Jett (Nov. 21-28, 1993) and joined DeSean Jackson (2008) as the only NFL rookies in the past 30 years with two 100-yard receiving games in their team’s first three games. Cooper’s five 100-yard games are tied for the second most by a rookie since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.

The native of Miami, Fla., was tabbed as the Raiders’ first-round draft pick and the fourth-overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft after a record-setting career at Alabama. He was the highest wide receiver taken in the draft and the first receiver taken by Oakland in the first round since 2009.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations