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Oakland Raiders Sign Butler; Waive Chris Warren III

NAPA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent RB James Butler, the club announced Sunday.

Butler returns to the Raiders after spending a portion of his rookie season in 2018 on the team’s practice squad. Butler was also with the team during this year’s offseason program after signing as a reserve/ future free agent this past January. Before playing professionally, he played one season at Iowa after transferring from Nevada, appearing in a total of 47 contests. Over his four-year career, he tallied 699 rushes for 3,712 yards and added 28 scores on the ground, while also registering 53 receptions for 485 yards and three touchdowns.

A native of Bloomingdale, Ill., Butler rushed 91 times for 396 yards and one touchdown as a senior for the Hawkeyes in 2017. With Nevada, he was named All-Mountain West honorable mention two times (2015-16) and earned the team’s Outstanding Offensive Player Award in 2016.

In a corresponding move, the club has waived RB Chris Warren III.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

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.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Sign RB James Butler

NAPA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed undrafted free agent RB James Butler, the club announced Monday.

Butler joins the Raiders after spending rookie mini-camp with the club this past May. Butler played one season at Iowa after transferring from Nevada, appearing in a total of 47 contests. Over his four-year career, he tallied 699 rushes for 3,712 yards and added 28 scores on the ground, while also registering 53 receptions for 485 yards and three touchdowns.

A native of Bloomingdale, Ill., Butler rushed 91 times for 396 yards and one touchdown as a senior for the Hawkeyes in 2017. With Nevada, he was named All-Mountain West honorable mention two times (2015-16) and earned the team’s Outstanding Offensive Player Award in 2016.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations