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Oakland Raiders Re-Sign WR/RS Dwayne Harris

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have re-signed unrestricted free agent WR/RS Dwayne Harris, the club announced Monday.

Harris, originally drafted in the sixth round (176th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, joined the Raiders in 2018 after spending the previous three seasons (2015-17) with the New York Giants. For his career, Harris has played in 103 games and made 11 starts. As a returner, he has totaled 159 kickoff returns for 4,055 yards (25.5 avg.) and one touchdown in addition to 177 punt returns for 1,805 (10.2 avg.) and four scores. On offense, Harris has posted 76 receptions for 867 yards and eight touchdowns. 

Last season, the 5-foot-11, 206-pounder took home two AFC Special Teams Player of the Week Awards with the Silver and Black after appearing in 15 contests and making one start. Harris averaged 14.1 yards per punt return, the second-best single-season mark in franchise history, as he also tied for the NFL lead. He also returned a punt 99 yards for a touchdown, tied for the second-longest punt return in NFL history. Additionally, Harris finished 10th in the NFL with a 22.9-yard kickoff return average.

A native of Stone Mountain, Ga., Harris played in 50 games at East Carolina and was twice named to the All-Conference USA First Team. As a senior in 2010, he set a school record with 41 kickoff returns for 839 yards and added 222 yards on 19 punt returns.

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Oakland Raiders Retain LB Jason Cabinda and Sign G Chaz Green

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have re-signed exclusive rights free agent LB Jason Cabinda and signed unrestricted free agent G Chaz Green, the club announced Friday.

Cabinda, a 6-foot-1, 243-pound linebacker signed by the club as an undrafted free agent following the 2018 NFL Draft, spent the first six contests of 2018 on the team’s practice squad before being elevated to the active roster on Oct. 18. He appeared in 10 contests and made three starts, tallying 21 tackles (14 solo) in his rookie campaign.

A native of Flemington, N.J., Cabinda played four years for at Penn State, seeing action in 43 games with 36 starts. Cabinda finished his career with the Nittany Lions ranked ninth on the school’s all-time list with 286 tackles (115 solo), adding six career sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, 11 passes defensed and one interception.

Green, a 6-foot-5, 318-pound guard and former third-round selection (91st overall) by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2015 NFL Draft, joined the Raiders in the middle of the 2018 campaign and appeared in four contests while making one start. Over his four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys (2015-17), New Orleans Saints (2018) and Raiders, Green has appeared in 22 contests and made seven starts.

A native Tampa, Fla., Green spent five years (2010-14) at Florida and appeared in 43 contests. As a senior, Green was voted a team captain by his peers and started in all 11 contests for the Gators. 

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Oakland Raiders Sign CB Bene Benwikere; Place Calhoun On IR

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent CB Bene Benwikere, the club announced Wednesday.

A former fifth-round pick (148th overall) of the Carolina Panthers in the 2014 NFL Draft, Benwikere is now in his fifth season in the NFL, having made stops with the Dallas Cowboys (2017) and Arizona Cardinals (2018) after his first three seasons with the Panthers. Over his five-year career, the Fontana, Calif., native has appeared in 50 games and made 22 starts, recording 153 tackles (115 solo), 1.5 sacks, three interceptions, 25 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.

Last season, the San Jose State alum appeared in 12 games with the Cowboys before signing with the Cardinals this past offseason. In 11 games this season, the 6-foot-, 195-cornerback compiled 49 tackles (37), one interception, four passes defensed and one forced fumble with the club.

In a corresponding move, the Raiders have placed LB Shilique Calhoun on the Reserve/Injured List. Originally a third-round (75th overall) selection by the club in the 2016 NFL Draft, Calhoun has appeared in 26 games over three seasons with the Silver and Black, totaling 23 stops (13) and 0.5 sacks. Calhoun appeared in seven games this season and recorded 12 tackles (six).

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Oakland Raiders Sign DE Damontre’ Moore; Waive Brown

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

A former third-round pick (81st overall) of the New York Giants in the 2013 NFL Draft, Moore enters his second stint with the Raiders after spending a portion of the 2016 training camp with the Silver and Black. Over his five-year career, Moore has made stops with the Giants (2013-15), Miami Dolphins (2015), Seattle Seahawks (2016) and most recently the Dallas Cowboys (2017). Since entering the league, he has appeared in 52 contests, compiling 62 tackles ( 42 solo), 10 sacks, four passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. 

Last season, the 6-foot-4, 260-pound defensive end out of Texas A&M appeared in three contests for the Cowboys and tallied three stops (two).

In a corresponding move, the Raiders have waived DE Fadol Brown. Brown was signed by the club as an undrafted free agent in 2017, spending his rookie campaign on the team’s practice squad. He appeared in eight contests in 2018, totaling 17 tackles (14) and one pass defensed. 

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Oakland Raiders Sign G Chaz Green and TE Darren Waller; Place Smith on IR

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agents G Chaz Green and TE Darren Waller, the club announced Tuesday.

Green, a 6-foot-5, 318-pound guard is a former third-round selection (91st overall) out of Florida by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2015 NFL Draft. Over his three seasons with the club, Green appeared in 18 contests and made six starts for the Cowboys. The Tampa, Fla., native most recently had a short stint on the New Orleans Saints’ practice squad but has not appeared in game action in 2018.

Waller, a 6-foot-6, 255-pound tight end out of Georgia Tech, was originally drafted in the sixth round (240th overall) by the Ravens in the 2015 NFL Draft as a wide receiver. Waller spent three seasons with the club, appearing in 18 contests and making four starts, while tallying 12 receptions for 103 yards and two touchdowns. A native of Landover, Md., Waller has spent the 2018 campaign on Baltimore’s practice squad. 

Additionally, the club has placed DE Jacquies Smith on the Reserve/Injured List. Smith signed as a free agent ahead of Week 10 and appeared in three contests for the Silver and Black this season.

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Oakland Raiders Acquire First-Round Selection, Trade WR Amari Cooper

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have acquired a first-round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft via a trade with the Dallas Cowboys, the club announced Monday. As part of the trade terms, the Raiders have agreed to send the Cowboys WR Amari Cooper in exchange for the selection.

A first-round selection (fourth overall) by the Raiders in the 2015 NFL Draft, Cooper started in 47-of-52 career games for the club. Since joining the club, Cooper has tallied 225 receptions for 3,183 yards (14.1 avg.) and 19 touchdowns. A two-time Pro Bowler, Cooper became just the third player in NFL history to record 1,000 receiving yards and 70 receptions in each of his first two seasons (2015-16).

Last season, Cooper started in 12-of-14 contests and caught 48 passes for 680 yards (14.2 avg.), adding a career-high seven scores.

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Oakland Raiders Claim DT Brian Price

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have claimed DT Brian Price via waivers from the Dallas Cowboys, the club announced Monday.

Price joins the Silver and Black having spent the last two seasons with both the Green Bay Packers (2016) and Dallas Cowboys (2017). An undrafted free agent out of Texas-San Antonio, the 6-foot-3, 303-pound defensive tackle has totaled nine games played and recorded eight tackles (six solo) in his career.

In a corresponding move, the Raiders have waived DT Treyvon Hester. A second-year player, Hester made the roster in 2017 after being drafted by the club in the seventh round (244th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. In his lone season with the Raiders, Hester appeared in 14 contests and made one start, compiling 21 tackles (12) and one forced fumble.

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Oakland Raiders Acquire Fifth-Round Selection, Trade Switzer

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have acquired a fifth-round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft via a trade with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the club announced Monday. As part of the trade terms, the Raiders will receive the Steelers’ fifth-round selection in the 2019 Draft in exchange for WR Ryan Switzer and Oakland’s selection in the sixth round of this year’s draft.

Switzer was originally acquired this past offseason via a trade with the Dallas Cowboys. Now in his second year in the NFL, he appeared in all 16 games as a rookie in 2017 and was named to the Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie First Team after totaling 856 return yards, ranking third in kickoff return average (25.0 avg.) and returning one punt for a score.

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Oakland Raiders Sign WR/RS Dwayne Harris

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent WR/RS Dwayne Harris, the club announced Monday.

Harris was originally drafted in the sixth round (176th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. After playing his first four seasons with the Cowboys from 2011-14, he signed with the New York Giants in 2015 and spent the past three years in New York. For his career, Harris has played in 88 games with 10 starts. As a returner, he has totaled 130 kickoff returns for 3,392 yards (11.8 avg.) and one touchdown in addition to 157 punt returns for 1,524 (9.7 avg.) and three touchdowns. On offense, Harris has posted 70 receptions for 827 yards and eight touchdowns. He was also named a Pro Bowler in 2016 as a special teamer.

Last season, the 5-foot-11, 206-pounder appeared in five games for the Giants, returning nine kickoffs for 188 yards before being placed on the Reserve/Injured List with a foot injury. With the Cowboys in 2013, Harris finished second in the NFL with a 30.6 kickoff return average after recording 28 returns for 857 yards.

A native of Stone Mountain, Ga., Harris played in 50 games at East Carolina and was twice named to the All-Conference USA First Team. As a senior in 2010, he set a school record with 41 kickoff returns for 839 yards and added 222 yards on 19 punt returns.

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Oakland Raiders Acquire Fifth-Round Selection, Trade Olawale

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have acquired a fifth-round selection (173rd overall) in the 2018 NFL Draft via a trade with the Dallas Cowboys, the club announced Tuesday. As part of the trade terms, the Raiders will receive the 173rd overall selection (a Dallas compensatory pick) in the 2018 Draft in exchange for FB/RB Jamize Olawale and Oakland’s selection in the sixth round (192nd overall). The 192nd overall selection originally belonged to the Seattle Seahawks and was acquired by the Raiders as part of the trade for Marshawn Lynch on April 26, 2017.

Olawale joined the Raiders in 2012 and has played in 77 games for the club over the last six seasons. For his career, he has totaled 55 rushing attempts for 206 yards with four touchdowns, and 39 receptions for 425 yards and three touchdowns.

Additionally, the Raiders have waived LS Bradley Northnagel.

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