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Oakland Raiders Re-sign G/C Cameron Hunt

NAPA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have re-signed free agent G/C Cameron Hunt, the club announced Saturday.

Hunt a 6-foot-4, 305-pound offensive lineman, rejoins the team after most recently spending the offseason program with the club in addition to being on the team’s active roster for the final three contests of the 2018 campaign. Hunt originally signed with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2017, where he spent his preseason and was later signed to the San Francisco 49ers’ practice squad in November for the remainder of his rookie campaign. Hunt enters his third stint with the Raiders after also spending the 2018 offseason with the team and appeared in all four preseason contests.

A native Corona, Calif., Hunt played four years at Oregon. Over his career, he appeared in 52 games for the Ducks and made 43 starts, seeing action at right guard and right tackle.

In a corresponding move, the Raiders have waived WR Jordan Lasley

Additionally, G/T Denzelle Good passed his physical and has returned to practice.

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Oakland Raiders Announce Transactions

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have waived the following five players, the club announced Tuesday.

Player                              Pos.             Ht.     Wt.    College

Butler, James                          RB                   5-9      210     Iowa

Collins, Cayson                       LB                    6-1      230     North Carolina

Davis, Rashard                        WR                  5-9      175     James Madison

Hunt, Cameron                       G/C                 6-4      305     Oregon

Pierson-El, De’Mornay           WR                  5-9      195     Nebraska

Butler: Signed by Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2018 and spent training camp with the club…Spent the majority of his rookie season on the team’s practice squad…Played his senior season at Iowa after spending the first three years of his collegiate career at Nevada…Totaled 3,313 rushing yards at Nevada, ranking eighth in school history.

Collins: Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Miami Dolphins following the 2018 NFL Draft…Had multiple stints on the Raiders’ practice squad where he finished his rookie campaign…Played four seasons at North Carolina, appearing in 49 games and tallying 217 tackles, two sacks, one pass defensed seven forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries.     

Davis: Originally signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2017, where he spent the season on the team’s practice squad…Signed to the Oakland Raiders’ practice squad ahead of Week 11 of 2018, where he would return ahead of the team’s season finale…Davis earned FCS All-American honors in 2016 with the Dukes after posting a conference record four touchdowns on punt returns.

Hunt: Signed by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in May 2017 where he spent preseason with the club…Signed by the San Francisco 49ers to the practice squad for the remainder of his rookie season…Joined the Raiders in 2018 and was active for the team’s final three contests of the year…Played four seasons at Oregon, appearing in 52 games with 43 starts for the Ducks.

Pierson-El: Entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Washington Redskins ahead of the 2018 season…Had a short stint with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League before playing in eight contests with the Salt Lake Stallions in the Alliance of American Football, where he compiled 36 receptions for 414 yards and one score…Played four seasons (2014-17) at Nebraska…Appeared in 43 games and recorded 100 receptions for 1,309 yards (13.1 avg.) and added 11 touchdown receptions, while also rushing 26 times for 67 yards.

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Oakland Raiders Retain Three Exclusive Rights Free Agents

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have re-signed the following three exclusive rights free agents, the club announced Monday.

EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS

Player                    Pos.    Ht.     Wt.    Exp.   College

Ateman, Marcell         WR      6-4      216     2          Oklahoma State

Carlson, Daniel           K          6-5      213     2          Auburn

Murray, Justin             T          6-5      304     2          Cincinnati

Ateman: Returns for his second season with the Raiders after being drafted by the club in the seventh round (228th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft…Elevated to the active roster prior to Week 8 and appeared in seven contests, making six starts in his rookie campaign…Compiled 15 receptions for 154 receiving yards and one TD reception…Played four seasons (2013-15, 2017) at Oklahoma State, appearing in 51 games with 29 starts and totaling 146 receptions for 2,466 yards (16.9 avg.) with 13 TDs.

Carlson: Begins his second season with the Silver and Black after being signed by the team as a free agent ahead of the 2018 Week 8 contest…Made 16-of-17 FG attempts, setting a new franchise record with a 94.1 FG percentage…Made all 18 PATs and led the team with 66 points on the year…Also earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors in Week 11 after connecting on his first career game-winning FG…Originally drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round (167th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft…Career totals include 10 games played, connecting on 17-of-21 FG attempts while making all 24 PATs. 

Murray: Enters his second season in Oakland after being claimed via waivers ahead of the team’s Week 1 contest in 2018…Appeared in his first two career games as a rotational player on the offensive line…Originally signed by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2016 and spent 2017 on the practice squads of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints, before being signed to the Cincinnati Bengals for the remainder of the year.

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Oakland Raiders Sign LB Brandon Marshall

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

Marshall, originally a fifth-round selection (142nd overall) by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2012 NFL Draft, has spent his 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, en route to a Super Bowl 50 victory in which he contributed with five stops in the championship game.

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. As a senior in 2011, he was tabbed with second-team All-Western Athletic Conference honors from Phil Steele Publications after posting 100-plus tackles including 10 for loss.

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Oakland Raiders Sign RB C.J. Anderson; Place Bryant On IR

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent RB C.J. Anderson, the club announced Wednesday.

A 2014 Pro Bowl selection and Super Bowl 50 champion, the 5-foot-8, 225-pound running back is now in his sixth year in the NFL after playing his first five seasons with the Denver Broncos (2013-17) and making a stop in Carolina this season with the Panthers. Over his 67-game career, Anderson has made 37 starts and rushed for 3,155 yards on 717 attempts (4.4 avg.) with 20 touchdowns. As a receiver, Anderson has hauled in 104 passes for 883 yards and five additional scores. His postseason totals include five games played with two starts, rushing 74 times for 323 yards and two touchdowns, adding 16 receptions for 82 yards.

Anderson, a former undrafted player out of Cal, has exceeded 1,000 yards from scrimmage in two seasons (2014 and 2017), and broke the 1000-yard rushing barrier for the first time in 2017 with the Broncos, as he started in all 16 games and totaled 1,007 yards on 245 touches, adding three scores on the ground and one receiving touchdown. Anderson’s Pro Bowl honor in 2014 features a campaign that holds career highs in rushing touchdowns (eight), receptions (34), receiving yards (324) and receiving touchdowns (two).

In 2018, the Vallejo, Calif., native appeared in nine games for the Panthers, making one start and rushing 24 times for 104 yards, while adding a 24-yard receiving score.

In a corresponding move, the Raiders have placed WR Martavis Bryant on the Reserve/Injured List. In eight appearances this season, Bryant made two starts in his first season with the Silver and Black and recorded 19 receptions for 266 yards before a knee injury kept him inactive the last three contests.

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Oakland Raiders Announce Transactions

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have claimed T T.J. Clemmings and T Justin Murray via waivers from the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals, respectively, the club announced Sunday.

Clemmings was originally a fourth-round pick (110th overall) by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2015 NFL Draft. Over his three-year career, the 6-foot-5, 309-pound tackle has appeared in 37 games and made 32 starts, while also starting in his lone postseason appearance in 2015. Last season, Clemmings appeared in six contests and made two starts in his only season with the Washington Redskins.

Murray, originally signed by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2016, spent 2017 on the practice squads of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints, before being signed to the Cincinnati Bengals for the remainder of the year. Murray has not appeared in an NFL contest.

In corresponding moves, the Raiders have waived T David Sharpe and OL Ian Silberman.

Sharpe was originally drafted by the club in the fourth round (129th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. In his one year with the team, he appeared in five contests and made two starts.

Silberman, originally a sixth-round selection (190th overall) by the San Francisco 49ers in 2015, re-joined the team this past offseason after spending a portion of the 2016 season on the club’s practice squad. Silberman has played in one contest in his career and has also spent time with the Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots.

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Oakland Raiders Sign CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie; Waive S Obi Melifonwu

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, the club announced Thursday.

Rodgers-Cromartie, a two-time Pro Bowler (2009, 2015) and second-team All-Pro selection in 2016, spent his first three seasons from 2008-2010 with the Arizona Cardinals before having stints with the Philadelphia Eagles (2011-12), Denver Broncos (2013) and most recently with the New York Giants (2014-17). A veteran of 10 years, Rodgers-Cromartie has played in 153 contests and made 120 starts, recording 435 tackles (379 solo), 2.5 sacks, 30 interceptions, six returned for touchdowns, 144 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. His postseason totals include 10 games played with 10 starts, making 32 tackles (31), three interceptions and 14 passes defensed.

Since entering the league in 2008, his 144 passes defensed rank first among all active players, while his 30 interceptions rank sixth. In 2016, he led the Giants and finished tied for second in the NFL with six interceptions, earning a second-team All-Pro selection. A year prior in 2015, he started in all 15 games he appeared in and notched a career-high 56 tackles (52), three interceptions, one that was returned for a touchdown, 13 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery en route to his second Pro Bowl honor. 

Originally drafted by the Cardinals in the first round (16th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft, Rodgers-Cromartie recorded 13 interceptions and 66 passes defensed while appearing in all 48 games in his first three seasons, earning his first Pro Bowl selection in 2009. Additionally, he was recognized for his exceptional play in 2008 and named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team after posting four interceptions and 19 passes defensed, marks that paced all NFL rookies.

Last season, the 6-foot-2, 203 pound cornerback played in 15 contests and made six starts for the Giants, tallying 48 stops (31) and one pass defensed.

A native of Bradenton, Fla., he played four seasons at Tennessee State (2004-07). For the Tigers, he appeared in 44 games with 39 starts and earned All-American honors twice, finishing with 11 career interceptions, four of which he returned for touchdowns.

In a corresponding move, the Raiders have Waived/Injured S Obi Melifonwu. A second-round (56th overall) selection by the club in the 2017 NFL Draft, Melifonwu appeared in five games and made one start in his rookie season, while spending 10 weeks on the Reserve/Injured List due to both a knee and hip injury.

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Oakland Raiders Sign DT Ahtyba Rubin And DT Frostee Rucker

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agents DT Ahtyba Rubin and DT Frostee Rucker, the club announced Tuesday.

Rubin was originally drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round (190th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. After spending his first seven seasons (2008-14) with the Browns, the 6-foot-2, 315-pounder had stints with the Seattle Seahawks (2015-16) and most recently with the Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons in 2017. Over his 10-year career, Rubin has appeared in 144 games and made 107 starts, while recording 428 tackles (264 solo), 15 sacks, two interceptions, seven passes defensed, six forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. In five postseason appearances, he has tallied 16 stops (nine), two sacks and one fumble recovery.

Rucker spent the first six years of his career with the Cincinnati Bengals after being selected in the third round (91st overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. Following his tenure with the Bengals, Rucker made stops with the Cleveland Browns (2012) and Arizona Cardinals (2013-17). Over his 12-year career, the 6-foot-3, 261-pound defensive tackle has appeared in 142 games with 73 starts, recording 350 tackles (212), 21.5 sacks, one interception, 12 passes defensed, eight forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. In five postseason contests, Rucker has made four starts and posted 12 stops (five).

In two corresponding moves, the Raiders have waived QB Christian Hackenberg and LB Brady Sheldon.

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Oakland Raiders Mourn Passing Of Mickey Marvin, George Karras

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders are saddened to learn of the passing of former offensive lineman and scout Mickey Marvin, and former player personnel executive and consultant George Karras.

“The Raiders family is deeply saddened by the losses of Mickey Marvin and George Karras,” said Raiders Owner Mark Davis. “Mickey and George were Raiders in every sense of the word and they each leave a strong legacy with the organization and throughout the NFL. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers are with the families of both Mickey and George.”

Marvin, who was diagnosed with ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease, in 2015, played in 120 regular season games for the Raiders from 1977-1987. He started at right guard in 11 playoff games, including Super Bowls XV and XVIII. Marvin was part of an offensive line that blocked for Hall of Fame running back Marcus Allen, the team’s all-time leading rusher. He was originally selected in the 4th round of the 1977 NFL Draft out of the University of Tennessee.

After hanging up his cleats as a player he joined the front office in 1988 and worked as a scout for the Silver and Black for 29 years.

Mickey Marvin will be missed dearly by the Raider family and the entire NFL community,” said Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie. “He was a great man of faith, an exemplary teammate and co-worker for four decades, and was truly a Raider for life. Mickey was a tremendous asset to the Raiders, but most importantly he was a true friend. Our prayers are with his family at this time.”

George Karras was a member of the Raiders player personnel staff from 1987-97 after a long career as a college coach and as a scout for the Denver Broncos. He helped build Raiders teams that qualified for the playoffs in 1990, ‘91, and ‘93.

Karras had worked for the Raiders as a consultant in recent years, evaluating college prospects in advance of the NFL draft.

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Oakland Raiders Punter Marquette King Wins AFC Special Teams Player Of The Week

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ALAMEDA, Calif.Oakland Raiders P Marquette King has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his Week 16 performance against the San Diego Chargers, the National Football League announced today.

This marks the first time in King’s career that he has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week. A Raider has now won the award 23 times, with King’s recognition being the first since K Sebastian Janikowski won it in 2012 after his Week 15 effort against the Kansas City Chiefs. In total, a Raiders player has won AFC Offensive, Defensive or Special Teams Player of the Week 82 times.

In last Thursday night’s win over the Chargers, King punted eight times for 400 yards (50.0 gross average; 49.8 net average) with a long of 65 in the Raiders’ 23-20 overtime victory over the San Diego Chargers. Six of his punts were downed inside San Diego’s 20-yard line. His 49.8 net average led the NFL in Week 16, and his six punts downed inside the 20-yard line ranked second. King pinned his 39th punt of the season inside the opponents’ 20-yard line (second in the NFL this year), setting a new single-season franchise record since the statistic became official in 1976.

This is the second time this season that Oakland has had a player win a Player of the Week Award, as DE Khalil Mack won the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his Week 14 performance against the Denver Broncos. Additionally, S Charles Woodson was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Month for October.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations