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Oakland Raiders Claim George Atkinson III Via Waivers

NAPA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have claimed RB George Atkinson III via waivers from the Cleveland Browns, the club announced Saturday.

Atkinson III was originally signed by the Raiders as an undrafted free agent in May 2014 and spent parts of three seasons with the Silver and Black before being waived and picked up by the Browns in September 2016. For his career, Atkinson III has appeared in 21 games, totaling seven carries for 34 yards and one touchdown. As a returner, he has posted 15 kickoff returns for 271 yards.

The 6-foot-1, 220-pounder attended Granada High School in Livermore, Calif., before playing collegiately at Notre Dame. His father, George Atkinson, Jr., played for the Raiders for 10 seasons from 1968-77, helping lead the Silver and Black to the Super Bowl XI title.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Announce 53-Man Roster Transactions

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have made the following roster moves, the club announced Saturday. Additionally, Full Back Marcel Reece has been moved to the Reserve/Suspended List and the Raiders have acquired a conditional draft pick in the 2017 NFL Draft from the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for Safety Dewey McDonald. The transactions bring the Raiders to the NFL-mandated 53-player limit on their active roster.

 

Jaydon Mickens make a nice catch against the Seattle Seahawks Sep. 1, 2016
Jaydon Mickens make a nice catch against the Seattle Seahawks Sep. 1, 2016

 

WAIVED THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS:

Atkinson III, George   Running Back   Notre Dame
Bell, Mitch   Guard    Louisiana Tech
Brent, K.J.   Wide Receiver Wake Forest
Durden, Kenneth   Corner Back   Youngstown State
Hall, Marvin   Wide Receiver    Washington
Iddings, Drew   Defensive Lineman  South Dakota
Jackson, Branden   Defensive Lineman   Texas Tech
Kirkland, Denver   Guard   Arkansas
Lott, Derrick   Defensive Tackle   Tennessee-Chattanooga
Lotulelei, John   Linebacker   UNLV
McGee, Jake   Tight End   Florida
Mickens, Jaydon   Wide Receiver   Washington
O’Malley, Ryan   Tight End    Pennsylvania
Omoile, Oni   Guard   Iowa State
Thorpe, Neiko   Cornerback  Auburn
Toomer, Korey   Linebacker   Idaho
Townsend Jr., Greg   Defensive End   USC
Wilson, Kyrie   Linebacker   Fresno State

WAIVED/INJURED THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS:

Ball, Neiron   Linebacker Florida
Cowser, James   Linebacker/Defensive End   Southern Utah

Oakland Raiders Claim CB David Amerson

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have claimed CB David Amerson via waivers from the Washington Redskins, the club announced Tuesday.

Amerson was originally drafted by the Redskins in the second round (51st overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played in 33 games over three seasons (2013-15) with Washington, totaling 110 tackles (93 solo), two interceptions and 17 passes defensed.

Last season, the 6-foot-1, 205-pounder started all 15 games he played in and posted a career high with 61 tackles. As a rookie, he played in all 16 games and recorded two interceptions.

Amerson played in 39 games over three seasons at North Carolina State from 2010-12, where he totaled 18 career interceptions, tied for third on the ACC’s all-time list.

In a corresponding move, the Raiders have waived S Tevin McDonald.

The Raiders have also signed RB Rajion Neal to the practice and released RB George Atkinson III from the practice squad.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Raiders Announce Practice Squad

Photo of George Atkinson III by Shawn Jonas

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed the following 10 players to their practice squad, the club announced Monday.

Player                                         Pos.     Ht.   Wt.   Exp.    College

Atkinson III, George           RB      6-1    220    1       Notre Dame
Bell, Mitch                                 G        6-3    345    R       Louisiana Tech
Edwards, SaQwan               CB      6-0    200    R       New Mexico
Gilbert, Garrett*                  QB      6-4    230    1       SMU
Harris, Shelby                        DE      6-2    290    1       Illinois State
Kistler, Dan                               T        6-7    315    1       Montana
McDonald, Tevin                    S       5-11  195    R       Eastern Washington
Orr, Leon                                   DT      6-5    320    R       Florida
Shirley, Josh                            LB       6-1    235    R       UNLV
Valles, Max                              DE      6-4    250    R        Virginia

* – Not previously with Oakland

Garrett Gilbert: Originally drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the sixth round (214th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft…Spent the 2014 season on the practice squads of the Rams and New England Patriots…Spent training camp in 2015 with the Detroit Lions before being waived…Appeared in a total of 47 at SMU with 37 starts…Finished with 9,761 passing yards on 908-of-1,548 passing (58.6 percent), 49 TDs and 45 INTs…Added 1,013 rushing yards and 20 TDs on the ground for a total of 10,774 all-purpose yards…Began collegiate career at Texas.

Oakland Raiders Announce 53-Man Roster

All Photos by Shawn Jonas

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have made the following roster moves, the club announced Saturday. The transactions bring the Raiders to the NFL-mandated 53-player limit on their active roster.

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Waived the following players:

Player                                         Pos.        Ht.          Wt.    Exp.    College

Atkinson III, George           RB         6-1         220      1        Notre Dame
Bell, Mitch                                 G           6-3         345      R       Louisiana Tech
Dyer, Michael                         RB         5-9         220      R       Louisville
Hadley, Spencer                    LB         6-1         230      1        BYU
Harris, Shelby                         DE        6-2         290      1        Illinois State
Kistler, Dan                                T          6-7         315      1        Montana
Leonhardt, Brian                   TE         6-5        255       2        Bemidji State
Lumpkin, Ricky                       DT        6-3       300        1        Kentucky
McDonald, Tevin                    S         5-11     195     R  Eastern Washington
Orr, Leon                                     DT       6-5        320       R        Florida
Shirley, Josh                               LB        6-1       235       R       UNLV
Tavecchio, Giorgio                  K        5-10      180       1        California
Valles, Max                                DE       6-4         250      R        Virginia
Wilkins, Gary                           DE       6-2         240       R        Furman
Wylie, Devon                          WR      5-9         185       2         Fresno State

 

DSC00166George Atkinson III

Released the following players:

Player                                          Pos.          Ht.       Wt.     Exp.      College

Durham, Kris                           WR          6-5      215       4        Georgia
Mays, Taylor                                S             6-3      235       6        USC
Ponder, Christian                  QB            6-2      230       5        Florida State
Wilson, C.J.                                DL            6-3      290       6       East Carolina

Waived/Injured the following player:

Player                                           Pos.           Ht.      Wt.     Exp.      College

Morris, Anthony                      T                6-7     300      R     Tennessee State

Placed the following player on Reserve/Injured:

Player                                          Pos.      Ht.      Wt.       Exp.           College

Ross, Brandian                          S         6-0      190         4    Youngstown State

Courtesy of Oakland Raiders Media Relations

 

 

Oakland Raiders Announce Roster Transactions

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have made the following roster moves, the club announced Saturday. The transactions bring the Raiders to the NFL-mandated 53-player limit on their active roster.

Waived the following players:

Player                               Pos. Ht. Wt. Exp. College
Atkinson III, George RB 6-1 220    1     Notre Dame
Bell, Mitch                        G  6-3 345     R    Louisiana Tech
Dyer, Michael              RB  5-9 220     R    Louisville
Hadley, Spencer         LB   6-1 230     1     BYU
Harris, Shelby               DE 6-2 290     1    Illinois State
Kistler, Dan                     T    6-7 315     1    Montana
Leonhardt, Brian       TE    6-5 255    2    Bemidji State
Lumpkin, Ricky          DT    6-3 300    1    Kentucky
McDonald, Tevin         S    5-11 195   R  Eastern Washington
Orr, Leon                       DT     6-5   320  R   Florida
Shirley, Josh                LB      6-1   235  R   UNLV
Tavecchio, Giorgio     K      5-10180 1    California
Valles, Max                  DE      6-4   250 R   Virginia
Wilkins, Gary            DE        6-2  240 R   Furman
Wylie, Devon           WR       5-9  185 2   Fresno State

Released the following players:

Player                     Pos.   HT.     Wt.      Exp.     College

Durham, Kris      WR      6-5  215        4       Georgia
Mays, Taylor        S            6-3 235         6       USC
Ponder, Christian QB   6-2 230        5      Florida State
Wilson, C.J.            DL       6-3 290        6       East Carolina

Waived/Injured the following player:

Player                      Pos. Ht. Wt.  Exp.  College
Morris, Anthony T     6-7 300    R        Tennessee State

Placed the following player on Reserve/Injured:

Player                        Pos.  Ht. Wt.   Exp. College
Ross, Brandian       S      6-0 190   4        Youngstown State

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations